increase in gender advice cases
Recent statistics revealed a substantial increase in the men and women in the six counties seeking advice regarding gender confusion. Over the past decade an increase of 1600% has been recorded, from a mere 13 in 2006 to 229 in 2015.
Republican Network for Unity spokesperson Nathan Stuart has commented:
‘RNU welcome this change in attitude as the willingness to come forward regarding such concerns is increasing. We wish to encourage anyone who has experienced gender incongruence to seek help and advice. The reactionary attitudes of the past have to be challenged in all their manifestations. Psychological support, as well as hormone replacement therapy and surgery are available should you choose to go down that route.
‘RNU as a progressive republican socialist party oppose the historic and continuing oppression of the LGBT community. As such we state categorically that as a movement we are here to support the right of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to organise, defend themselves and express their sexuality openly without fear of discrimination or attack.’