Won landmark High Court Ruling in Ireland to have named changed on birth certificate
When Lydia Foy was born in 1947, her birth was registered as male, but from an early age she knew that all was not right: “I knew I wasn’t to be allowed be myself and I couldn’t tell anyone basically,” she reflected in a RTE documentary.
Attending boarding school, university and qualifying as a dentist, for over four decades she struggled to come to terms with her transgender syndrome.
“I made a powerful effort to try and conform for a good while,” Foy said.
After a long personal battle, Foy finally travelled to London for sex reassignment surgery in 1992. She later went on to fight for legal recognition to live as a woman in Ireland. In June 2010 she won a landmark High Court Ruling, when it was established that Irish transgender rights laws was in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
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