If you were born biologically male, but identify as femail, you are now welcome in a 106-year-old Irish organization, the Irish Girl Guides. Similar to Girl Scouts in the United States, the organization has confirmed that they will change their current rules after a transgender participant contacted them this year to express his concern. The org changed their equality policy guidelines to say that “anyone who lives their lives as female is welcome to join.”
Before they allow transgender girls into groups, they are developing guidelines to better welcome new Girl Guides.
“Our board decided to invite one of our own members who has a transgender child to come to our next meeting to help with our discussions and consideration regarding practical guidelines for our volunteer leaders,” CEO of Irish Girl Guides Linda Peters said. [theJournal]