Irish Doctor, Lydia Foy Becomes First Transgender Person to Receive EU Award

LGBT activist and long-time campaigner for gender recognition, Dr Lydia Foy has been honoured with European Parliament’s Citizen’s Prize in Brussels.

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“I feel now that with the endorsement of Europe and the endorsement of Ireland, I can say yes, maybe I was doing something right for the good of people, for access to the law and for future generations when it comes to diversity. Hopefully we’ll have a more open mind and won’t be marginalising anybody,” she said.

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Dr Lydia Foy has lived as a woman since 1991. In March 1993, Dr Foy applied to the office of the Registrar General for a new birth certificate to reflect her gender. She was refused.

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