Dr. Lydia Annice Foy

Ireland


Dr. Annice Foy Lydia is an Irish trans-woman notable for leading legal challenges regarding gender recognition in Ireland.

In 1992 Foy had sex reassignment surgery, and began a 20-year battle to have her birth certificate reflect her gender identity. In 2007 the Irish High Court ruled that the relevant portions of the law of the Republic of Ireland were incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, but by February 2013 the law had not been changed and she began new legal proceedings to enforce the 2007 decision.

In 1997, Lydia grew the world's largest foxglove in her garden.[25]

In 2011, she was the subject of a documentary on RTÉ Radio 1 called My name is Lydia Foy.
 

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