Sí (pronounced “She”) is an Irish support group for male-to-female transgender people whose transgenderness is sometimes hidden: We are sometimes male and sometimes female.
The Sí are the Hidden People of Irish legend, a magical race said to live underground, out of sight of ordinary folk. Supposedly the remnants of an ancient civilisation, they were said to be extremely tall and very beautiful, very often with long yellow hair, their bejewelled clothes apparently fabulous beyond words. Just like us, really.
Like the Sí, we have many words applied to us: Among these are “non-binary”, “gender fluid”, “bi-gender”, “transvestite”, “crossdresser”, “T-girl”, even “tranny”. But what unites us is that we are part of the transgender spectrum: A core part of our being only finds expression in the opposite gender.
Sí has two main aims:
- To provide information and reassurance to hidden transgender people and their supporters. Although transitioned transwomen are very visible in popular culture nowadays, they are only a small part of the transgender spectrum, the small tip of a large iceberg. Below the surface and generally invisible to the media are greater numbers whose transgenderness is usually only expressed on a partial or part-time basis. With this website, Sí seeks to restore appropriate balance to the public narrative of what it means to be transgender. For more information, see our FAQ here
- To provide a safe space in Dublin city centre where hidden transgender people can get support, dress enfemme, socialise in beautiful surroundings and even sleep over in couchette-like bunkrooms with full ensuite facilities. The apartment is owned and hosted by Sí founder Gloria Jameson. To keep the Sí Safe Space private, we do not publish details about it on the website. Please contact us via our contact page if you are interested.
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