New Guide for BAME Trans people Out Now

For too long we have supposed BAME and trans to be two separate  ‘characteristics’. A new project seeks to change all that with a new 28-page guide to support and educate about BAME Trans people. The guide is packed with practical tips, guidance, and resources dedicated to supporting the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) trans population […]

ILGA strategy on trans* issues – survey

From: information@ILGA.org My name is Zhan Chiam and I am ILGA’s new Gender Identity and Gender Expression Officer. Part of my job is to develop ILGA’s strategy in this area. I have spoken and met with some of you, but there are many more members and friends among you who have valuable things to say […]

Gender Variance – E-learning for GPs

from Bernard Reed OBE, MA, MBA. Trustee Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)   We are very pleased to let you know that the new Gender Variance e-learning course, developed and funded by the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), is live on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) website.   This resource […]

TranzWiki – a comprehensive Trans directory for the UK

TranzWiki.net (http://www.tranzwiki.net/) is a comprehensive directory of the groups supporting, assisting, and campaigning  on behalf of transgender people and their families across the UK. It has been developed by GIRES (http://www.gires.org.uk/) to support the trans community and welcomes contributions to keep it up-to-date. People have many reasons for contacting support groups. Some of them may […]

TranzWiki Hits Go over the 2 Million Mark

The Trans Directory TranzWiki.net now has over 2,000,000 hits. The comprehensive directory provides the names and details of national and local gender identity support groups; local police authorities and the levels of support each of them offers to the trans community; and relevant information for individuals and groups about trans people, education, the law, medical […]

Call The (Gender) Police!

Call The (Gender) Police! – Brynn Tannehill, Director of Advocacy with SPART*A writes for Huffington Post: ‘Even people who should know better police gender and define what is masculine and feminine enough. There are still therapists out there who won’t give recommendation letters for HRT to transgender women unless they show up to every appointment in a dress and heels’.

Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum, ‘What makes your gender?'

Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum,‘What makes your gender?’ – Throughout LGBT History Month this February and continuing into April 2014, the Science Museum will showcase a new display that asks its audience: What makes up your gender? The display, which can be seen in the Who am I? Gallery, aims to demonstrate a shift away from seeing gender simply as a boy/girl binary towards viewing gender as something much more dynamic.

Obituary – Angela Clayton MBE

We’ve received the very sad news of the recent death of Angela Clayton MBE. Angela, who as a member of Prospect, was involved for many years with the TUC LGBT conference (as a delegate) and as a member of the TUC LGBT Committee. She was a powerful advocate for the rights of trans people, and was also a leading activist in the organisation Press for Change. Angela’s life will be remembered at the LGBT Conference this year