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Gender Identity Clinic Referrals


Trans and non-binary people's general health needs are the same as anyone else's, but trans people may have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria or gender reassignment, or confirmation.


Patient needs with gender dysphoria may be best addressed by transgender health services offered by NHS gender identity clinics (GICs).

Patients can be referred directly to one of the eight GICs without the need for an assessment by a mental health service beforehand.

Prior approval from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is not required

The eight NHS gender identity clinics in England are based at the following locations:

Gender Identity Clinics in London and the Southeast

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Gender Identity Clinic for Adults

179-183 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8QZ

Telephone: 020 8938 7590

The GIC website has an overview of information useful for anyone with gender identity needs, not just those in the area.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children and young people

GIDS, The Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA

Telephone: 020 8938 2030

Email: gids@tavi-port.nhs.uk

The Gender Identity Development Service website includes information about the services they offer children and young people (up to the age of 18), who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity, and their families.

Gender Identity Clinics in the North

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Service

Porterbrook Clinic, Michael Carlisle Centre, Nether Edge Hospital, 75 Osborne Road, Sheffield S11 9BF

Telephone: 0114 271 6671

The Sheffield Gender Identity Services website includes information about referrals, clinic opening hours, and links to eligibility criteria and the Porterbrook Clinic.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Service

Management Suite, 1st floor, The Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds LS14 6WB

Telephone: 0113 855 6346

The Leeds clinic’s website covers referrals and commonly used medications.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service

Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle NE6 4PF

Telephone: 0191 287 6130

The Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service website has a leaflet outlining eligibility and how to access services.

Gender identity clinics in the Midlands

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Clinic

Danetre Hospital, London Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 4DY

Telephone: 0300 027 2858.

Email: genderclinic@nhft.nhs.uk

Visit the Northampton Gender Clinic’s website for more information.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

12 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL

Telephone: 0115 876 0160

Visit The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health website for more information.

Gender Identity Clinics in the Southwest

Devon Partnership NHS Trust West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic

The Laurels, 11-15 Dix’s Field, Exeter EX1 1QA

Telephone: 01392 677077

The Laurels’ website has information about the types of services on offer and the help available during transition.

Trans Inclusion Resource List for Professionals

Note: Inclusion on this list does not imply an endorsement of content or services.

Other Resources: Organisations

The following is a selection of the more established national trans organisations which can act as ‘gateway’ organisations to link into a wider network of trans related groups and services. In addition, there are many local support organisations across the UK.

A more comprehensive list of both national and local organisations can be found via the GIRES ‘TransWiki’ clickable map at www.tranzwiki.net/

Gendered Intelligence

Support, training and resources for those who work with and support trans people across the UK; youth services for the under 30s

LGBT Foundation National LGBT Helpline https://lgbt.foundation/

GALOP National LGBT domestic violence helpline www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/

Gender Trust Supporting trans people nationally (18+) www.gendertrust.org.uk

Mermaids Forum space, summer residentials and information for young trans people (<19) & parents www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Depend Advice, information, support for family members, partners and friends of trans people www.depend.org.uk

Press for Change Campaigns, provides some legal advice and takes on key test cases www.pfc.org.uk

GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society) Promotes research, campaigns, provides publications, especially in medical / healthcare field www.gires.org.uk

Scottish Trans (previously Scottish Transgender Alliance) Campaigns, researches, builds alliances and has a selection of excellent downloadable reports (some Scotland-specific, some UK-wide) and guidance notes https://www.scottishtrans.org/

LGBT Youth Scotland Support, information and resources for young trans people and those who support them www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/

TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) Support, advocacy/campaigning and education organisation with some very useful publications on the website https://www.teni.ie/

Transgender NI Support and information for trans people, friends and families and professionals in Northern Ireland https://transgenderni.org.uk/

UK Trans Info A hub for resources that also promotes activism and campaigning
Lots of useful information for trans people. Unfortunately, this website was hacked some time ago and does not seem to have recovered yet. We have left the reference on the list as we will restore it as soon as the website becomes functional again and so readers know it was a good source of information should they find references to it elsewhere.

Trans Media Watch A charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues www.transmediawatch.org/

All About Trans Encouraging greater understanding between media professionals and the transgender community. www.allabouttrans.org.uk/

NonBinary.org Education / resources site providing information for and about people who don’t fit the gender binary https://nonbinary.wiki/

Beyond the Binary A magazine site providing information for and about people who don’t fit the gender binary https://beyondthebinary.co.uk/

Twilight People A project that discovers and celebrates trans and gender-variant people of faith www.twilightpeople.com/the-project/

Schools Out A range of information, campaigns and resources for educational environments and professionals www.schools-out.org.uk/            http://the-classroom.org.uk/

Educate & Celebrate Offers teacher training and resources to support development of an LGBT+ Inclusive curriculum www.educateandcelebrate.org/

Diversity Role Models Workshops for young people led by LGBT role models and allies, addressing bullying www.diversityrolemodels.org/

The Proud Trust LGBT+ youth organisation, provides resource www.theproudtrust.org/

Inclusion for All Works in schools, especially primary schools, to tackle gender stereotyping, LGBTQI stereotyping, HBT (Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic) bullying and related derogatory language www.inclusionforall.co.uk/

Regard Advice, campaigning and resources by and for LGBTQ disabled people https://regard.org.uk/about-us/

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) Promotes equality and dignity for LGBTI asylum seekers https://uklgig.org.uk/

Stonewall National LGBT campaigning and education charity with a range of programmes and resources. www.stonewall.org.uk/

Other Resources: Online References


Supporting Patients Accessing Gender Identity Services

Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, January 2016
A guide for GPs on the care of trans patients, especially those accessing NHS Specialist Gender Identity Services. www.gp.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/supporting-patients-accessing-gender-identity-services

NHS website The NHS website focusses on ‘gender dysphoria’ however the following page (and the two it connects to) offer basic starting point information and also 2 videos of personal stories. www.nhs.uk/conditions/gender-dysphoria/

Good practice guidelines for the assessment & treatment of adults with gender dysphoria Royal College of Psychiatrists, October 2013 www.rcpsych.ac.uk/usefulresources/publications/collegereports/cr/cr181.aspx

Gender Identity Services for Adults – Service Specification NHS England, 2018
Treatments/treatment criteria for England and Wales.  www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/gender-identity-services-for-adults/user_uploads/specialised- gender-dysphoria-service-specifications.pdf

Gender Identity Development Service The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Explains the services available for gender variant young people, referral details, guidance for schools and parents, FAQs and more. http://gids.nhs.uk/

Service Specification for Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents NHS England, 2016
Treatments/treatment criteria for England. Includes treatment pathway flowcharts www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/gender-development-service-children- adolescents.pdf

Gender Reassignment Protocol NHS Scotland, 2012 Treatments/treatment criteria for Scotland. www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2012_26.pdf

Specialised Services Policy: CP21 – Specialised Adult Gender Identity Services NHS Wales, 2012
Treatments/treatment criteria for Wales. www.whssc.wales.nhs.uk/document/281109

Information for General Practitioners Working with Transgender People Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), 2016

www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/primarycare/socialinclusion/about-social-inclusion/news/information- for-gps-working-with-transgender-people.pdf

Delivering Same-Sex Accommodation NHS, September 2019 https://improvement.nhs.uk/documents/6005/Delivering_same_sex_accommodation_sep2019.pdf

Yorkshire and Humber Protocol- Providing Hospital Services To Trans Patients Yorkshire and Humber NHS, 2012
An example of a protocol setting out practical considerations relating to trans people in hospital. www.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk/equalitydiversity/files/2012/01/Providing-Hospital-Services-to-Trans- Patients-Protocol-2012.pdf

Screening for Life NHS Wales, May 2016
A good example of information specifically for trans people, created in conjunction with trans people, supporting access to various screening services www.screeningforlife.wales.nhs.uk/transgender-information

Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 2018 www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/adolescent-medicine/australian-standards-of-care- and-treatment-guidelines-for-trans-and-gender-diverse-children-and-adolescents.pdf

Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender- Nonconforming People, Version 7 WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), 2012
The full international protocol for the treatment of trans people. www.wpath.org/publications/soc

DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, edition 5) The American Psychiatric Association, 2013 The handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world to diagnose mental disorders.

ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases, edition 11) World Health Organisation, edition 11: released 2018; full implementation by Jan 2022 The international diagnostic tool used by World Health Organisation member states. www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/

Competencies for Counseling with Transgender Clients American Counseling Association, 2009
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) A detailed set of competencies set out under eight themes www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/competencies

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People American Psychological Association, 2015
Guidelines underpinned by an enormous range of references www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/transgender.pdf

Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK (Version 2) October 2017
Signed by 13 major therapeutic organisations and bodies, including NHS England, stating conversion therapy in relation to sexual orientation or gender identity is unethical https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/UKCP-Memorandum-of- Understanding-on-Conversion-Therapy-in-the-UK.pdf

Your Body, Your Health Men’s Health Forum, 2015
A manual that explains health choices for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people www.menshealthforum.org.uk/your-body-your-health

Trans Youth Sexual Health Booklet Gendered Intelligence, June 2011 http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-youth/resources

Preventing Suicide Among Trans Young People: A Toolkit for Nurses Public Health England, 2015 Nominally for nursing professionals, this document has much wider relevance, including plenty of further resources and references. Companion LGB publication available from the same page. www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-suicide-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-young-people

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: A Guide for Clinicians Working in Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Settings Hertfordshire Partnership NHS & London and South East CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative, Apr 2017 https://cypiapt.com/2017/04/03/so-and-gi-guide/

Supporting a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans Person with Dementia Alzheimer’s Society, Feb 2017 www.alzheimers.org.uk/download/downloads/id/3555/supporting_a_lesbian_gay_bisexual_or_tran s_person_with_dementia.pdf

Transgender Inclusion in Drug and Alcohol Services Scottish Trans 2015 www.scottishtrans.org/alcohol-and-drug-services/

Useful LGBT Health references:

Out Loud: LGBT Voices in Health & Social Care – A narrative account of LGBT Needs LGBT Partnership, May 2016 Clear statements of needs, alongside examples of good and poor practice https://nationallgbtpartnershipdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/np-out-loud-final.pdf


Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit (3rd edition) Brighton and Hove City Council, Allsorts Youth Project, v3.3, January 2019 www.allsortsyouth.org.uk/resources/toolkits-booklets-guides

Supporting Transgender Young People – Guidance for Schools in Scotland Scottish Trans, LGBT Youth Scotland, Scottish Government, 2017 www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/media/1344/supporting-transgender-young-people.pdf

Transforming the Classroom Supporting Trans Young People in Schools Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), 2016 www.teni.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Transforming-the-Classroom.pdf

Classroom Project

School’s Out Lesson plans and resources by key stage / by subject to help teachers introduce LGBT issues http://the-classroom.org.uk/

Schools Project homophobic and transphobic bullying and hate crime CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) North West Full teacher pack including videos information and lesson plans www.report-it.org.uk/cps_launch_hate_crime_schools_pack www.cps.gov.uk/hate-crime

It’s Pronounced Metrosexual (website) Excellent social justice resource with plenty of trans and LGB material available free as creative commons, suitable for many settings, often humorous; really worth a look! https://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/

Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to sexist, sexual and transphobic bullying DCSF (Department for Children Schools and Families) now DfE (Department for Education), 2009  www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/all-about-bullying/bullying-and-law/dcsf-safe- learn-guides

No Place for Bullying OFSTED, Case studies, summary and full reports www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-strategies-for-preventing-and-tackling-bullying

Technical Guidance for Schools in England EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission), 2014 Guidance on the Equality Act as it relates to schools. Guidance for England, Scotland and Wales available to download www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/equality-act-technical-guidance#h3

Guidance for Schools, EOTAS Centres, and Youth Service on supporting Transgender Young People Northern Ireland Education Authority, Oct 2019
Link to full guidance and 10-page summary www.eani.org.uk/school-management/policies-and-guidance/supporting-transgender-young-people

Trans staff and students in HE and Colleges: Improving Experiences (3rd edition) Equality Challenge Unit, November 2016
As well as the main document, this page offers a model policy statement and various templates. www.advance-he.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/trans-staff-and-students-he-and-colleges-improving- experiences

Developing a Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance: A Toolkit for Young People and Teachers LGBT Youth Scotland, 2017 www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/media/1290/developing-a-gsa.pdf

School Inspection Handbook Ofsted, effective from September 2019
Establishes requirement of inclusivity for trans pupils (Item 214, p58) and records re transphobic bullying www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-inspection-handbook-eif

Young People

Knowledge is Power Gendered Intelligence online resource, 2015
A range of resources focussed on topics of interest to young trans people ranging across health, coming out, transitioning, bullying and education http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/projects/kip

Trans*Form Toolkit Youth Cymru, 2015
A guide to ways to be more inclusive of young trans people, with plenty of quotes and input from young trans people and helpful background information https://youthcymru.org.uk/transform-toolkit/

Including All: Supporting Trans Members GirlGuiding, 2015 GirlGuiding is a great example of how to be trans inclusive in a single sex setting. The following page links to specific pages on supporting trans young members as well as supporting trans volunteers www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/running-your-unit/including-all/supporting-trans- members/

Trans Inclusive Residentials: A Free Resource for Youth Workers, Schools and Organisations Gendered Intelligence, 2019 http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/residential-resource

Trans Youth In Care: A Guide For Social Care Professionals Three Circles Fostering, 2017www.theproudtrust.org/resources/research-and-guidance-by-other-organisations/trans-youth-care- guide-social-care-professionals/ (See also the extensive ‘Education’ listing for many additional relevant publications)


The Recruitment and Retention of Transgender Staff: Guidance for employers Government Equalities Office / Inclusive Employers, 2015 www.gov.uk/government/publications/recruiting-and-retaining-transgender-staff-a-guide-for- employers

Changing For The Better – How to include trans people in your workplace: A guide for employers Stonewall Scotland, 2012 www.scottishtrans.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/changing_for_the_better.pdf

Including Non-binary People – Guidance for Service Providers and Employers Scottish Trans Alliance, 2015 www.scottishtrans.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Non-binary-guidance.pdf

Gender Reassignment Discrimination: Key Points for the Workplace Downloadable guide with a legal focus, ‘Tips’ factsheet, Mythbuster factsheet, and Glossary ACAS, 2017

Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Guidelines for Employers and Employees Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), 2017 www.teni.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Supporting-Transgender-Inclusion-in-the-Workplace- Guidelines-for-Employers.pdf

How to be a good ally to trans people at work UNISON, 2018 https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2018/03/24861.pdf

Service Provision Providing Services for Transgender Customers – A Guide Government Equalities Office / Gendered Intelligence, 2015 Guidance for High Street providers of goods and services – pubs, clubs, restaurants, retailers, leisure centres etc www.gov.uk/government/publications/providing-services-for-transgender-customers-a-guide

Stronger Together: Guidance for Women’s Services on the Inclusion of Transgender Women LGBT Youth Scotland, Scottish Transgender Alliance, LGBT Domestic Abuse Project, 2015 www.scottishtrans.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Stronger_Together_-_September_2015.pdf

Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know? A quick start guide to gender reassignment for voluntary and community organisations Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) / Government Equalities Office, Aug 2010  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file /85024/vcs-gender-reassignment.pdf


A Guide to Including Trans People in Football Football Association, Mar 2016
Guidance developed in conjunction with Gendered Intelligence around the inclusion of trans people in all aspects of football whether playing, coaching, managing etc. There’s a video “Trans people in Football” on the same page www.thefa.com/news/governance/equality/2016/mar/guidance-trans-people-in-football

Women’s Flat Track Derby Association – Statement About Gender Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, 2011 A fully inclusive statement and policy for Roller Derby, which is a contact sport https://resources.wftda.org/womens-flat-track-derby-association-statement-about-gender/ http://ukrda.org.uk/2014/04/ukrda-transgender-policy/

International Olympic Committee –Guidelines IOC Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism, Nov 2015 https://stillmed.olympic.org/Documents/Commissions_PDFfiles/Medical_commission/2015- 11_ioc_consensus_meeting_on_sex_reassignment_and_hyperandrogenism-en.pdf

Make Sport Everyone’s Game – Sports Toolkit Stonewall, 2016 www.stonewall.org.uk/sites/default/files/rl-sports-toolkit.pdf


Getting Equalities Monitoring Right Scottish Trans and Stonewall Scotland, 2017 www.scottishtrans.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/getting_equalities_monitoring_right.pdf

Briefing Sheet: Trans Status Monitoring LGBT Foundation, 2016 https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/lgbt-media/Files/733001ca-5a3f-40de-81ac- bcac5cf88c2e/TSM%2520Briefing%2520Sheet.pdf

Collecting information on gender identity (2nd edition) EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission), May 2012 www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/collecting-information-gender-identity

Hate Crime and Hate Incidents; Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence Report It A website and app provided by the police, aimed at enabling people to report hate crime: www.report-it.org.uk/homophobic_and_transphobic_hate_crime

It also sets out the difference between a hate crime and a hate incident: www.report-it.org.uk/what_is_hate_crime

Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Hate Crime – Prosecution Guidance Crown Prosecution Service (regularly updated)
Detailed information about what constitutes hate crime and how it is prosecuted www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/homophobic-biphobic-and-transphobic-hate-crime-prosecution- guidance

Supporting LGBTI survivors of sexual violence Rape Crisis, Scotland, July 2019
Written from a service user’s perspective, this includes information helpful to service providers and is a good example of how to produce a booklet for service users www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/publications/Updated-RCS-LGBTI-BOOKLET-July-19.pdf

Domestic Violence: A Resource for Trans People Nominally for trans people themselves, this is useful for service providers as it sets out clearly the kinds of specific abuse elements that can be directed at trans people. www.domesticviolencelondon.nhs.uk/uploads/downloads/DV%20Trans%20guide_FINAL_FOR_WEB. pdf

Prisons and the Criminal Justice System Care and Management of Individuals who are Transgender MoJ,https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file /819672/transgender-policy-framework.pdf

Gender Identity and Gender Reassignment Policy for those in our Custody Scottish Prison Service and Scottish Transgender Alliance, 2014 https://insidetime.org/download/rules_&_policies/scotland/SPS-policy-on-treatment-of- transgender-prisoners-2014.pdf

Asylum (see also ‘International Laws and Conventions’ and ‘International References’): Gender Identity Issues in the Asylum Claim UK Visas and Immigration, 2011 www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-gender-identity-issues-in-the-asylum-claim- process

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Good Practices Related to LGBTI Asylum Applicants in Europe ILGA Europe 2014 www.ilga-europe.org/resources/ilga-europe-reports-and-other-materials/good-practices-related- lgbti-asylum-applicants

No Safe Refuge: Experiences of LGBT Asylum Seekers in Detention Stonewall & UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UK LGIG), 2016 https://www.stonewall.org.uk/resources/no-safe-refuge-2016

Welcome to Stay: Building Trans Communities Inclusive of Trans Asylum Seekers and Refugees TGEU, October 2016 Nominally for trans organisation, contains much useful general background information and ideas https://tgeu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TGEU_TransAsylumBrochure_LR.pdf

Forced Migration Review Issue 42: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the Protection of Forced Migrants University of Oxford / Refugee Studies Centre, April 2013
Research and reports on the experiences of LBGTI forced migrants www.fmreview.org/sites/fmr/files/FMRdownloads/en/fmr42full.pdf

Non-Binary People

Understanding Non-binary People: A Guide for the Media. Trans Media Watch, June 2014
Written for the media but with plenty of useful information and quotes for anyone. www.transmediawatch.org/Documents/non_binary.pdf

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Inclusivity: Supporting BAME Trans People Includes a listing of BAME / Faith trans and LGBT support groups Barriers to health faced by transgender and non-binary black and minority ethnic people Race Equality Foundation, 2016 https://raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Better-Health-41-Trans-NB- final.pdf

Faith Communities

Belief & Philosophy Resource Pack for Youth Work & Education Settings The Proud Trust in association with Schools Out UK, LGBT History Month and the National Hate Crime Partnership convened by the LGBT Consortium, 2016 www.theproudtrust.org/training-and-education/education-resources/lgbt-history-month/

Valuing All God’s Children: Guidance for Church of England schools on challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying Church of England, second edition, 2019
www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019- 07/Valuing%20All%20God%27s%20Children%20July%202019_0.pdf

Transforming Churches Open Church Network, 2018
A practical guide for the inclusion of trans and gender non-conforming people in the Church www.openchurch.network/sites/default/files/18- 14842%20Trans%20Resource%20A5%20Booklet%20v5OUTPUT-LORES.pdf

Wellbeing of LGBT Pupils – A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Schools Keshet UK, Sep 2018 https://www.keshetuk.org/orthodox-schools-guide.html

D/deaf and Disabled People

Oppression Squared: D/deaf and Disabled Trans Experiences in Europe TGEU / Nathan Gale, 2017 Describes issues, barriers and solutions around the inclusion of D/deaf and disabled trans people https://tgeu.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Oppression-Squared.pdf

LGBTQ signs in BSL (British Sign Language) Deaf Direct, 2018
Video of basic LGBTQ language signs, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer https://www.facebook.com/deafdirect/videos/1960201920717404/UzpfSTY2NTk4MjQ3MzoxMDE1 NjY1MTY3MjAyMjQ3NA/


Supporting trans and gender questioning autistic pupils National Autistic Society, Joe Butler, 2015 https://network.autism.org.uk/knowledge/insight-opinion/supporting-trans-and-gender- questioning-autistic-pupils

Intersex People

Although intersex experiences are not discussed in detail in Gendered Intelligence’s trans training, it can be useful to understand how trans and intersex people differ and some of the issues there may be in common between the two groups.

Organisation Intersex International (OII) An international organisation with branches in a number of countries including the UK, US and Australia. All can be accessed via: http://oiiinternational.com/
Of particular interest are the following documents:

Standing up for the Human Right of Intersex People

Organisation Intersex International and ILGA, Dec 2015 Outlines key issues faced by intersex people and some of the distinctions between intersex and trans people https://oiieurope.org/standing-up-for-the-human-rights-of-intersex-people-how-can-you-help/

First, Do No Harm: Ensuring the Rights of Children With Variations of Sex Characteristics in Denmark and Germany Amnesty International, 2017 Whilst nominally focussed on Denmark and Germany, this contains an enormous amount of useful information that has much wider relevance https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur01/6086/2017/en/

Employers Guide to Intersex Inclusion Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia, 2014
Whilst this is an Australian publication and therefore references Australian law, the vast majority of information and the principles of inclusion are entirely transferrable https://ihra.org.au/wp-content/uploads/key/Employer-Guide-Intersex-Inclusion.pdf

Experiences and Comment

There are hundreds of examples of trans people recounting their experiences and commenting on issues that affect them on YouTube and similar platforms. Here are just a few to help you get started:

All About Trans A selection of videos from trans people talking about a wide range of thoughts and experiences www.allabouttrans.org.uk/category/real-people/

Transfigurations A selection of videos from trans people talking about a wide range of thoughts and experiences https://transfigurations.org.uk/trans-videos/

My Genderation A film project that celebrates trans lives and trans experiences. Over 100 short documentary films made by trans people, about trans people

Transgender Muslim Support Network Meet the Founder of the Transgender Muslim Support Network http://muslimgirl.com/22389/interview-founder-transgender-muslim-support-network/

Sabah Choudrey Brixton TEDx talk (2015) Brown, trans, queer, Muslim and proud www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6hxrZW6I9I

Trystan Reese, Mystery Box show US Trans man talking about trans masculine pregnancy www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymmwxAqLgrA

Amelia Abraham TEDxLondonWomen talk (2019) Why feminists should support transgender rights www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk1NO1BB7KQ


It can be useful to follow people on Twitter – this will help you stay up to date with current themes and issues, and link you to articles and comment. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: Travis Alabanza, Meg John Barker, Helen Belcher, Munroe Bergdorf, Alex Bertie, Christine Burns, Juno Dawson, Fox Fisher, Jake Graf, Owl Fisher (@UglaStefania), Paris Lees, CN Lester, Janet Mock, Juno Roche, Julia Serano, Trans Media Watch

Regular Online Commentators

Several people on the Twitter list above publish significant, thoughtful and often nuanced writing online. Of particular note are:
Julia Serano: https://medium.com/@juliaserano
Owl Fisher: https://metro.co.uk/author/owl/

UK Law

Equality Act 2010 – Full text and Guidance notes Download the full pdf or use the interactive online version www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

Gender Recognition Act 2004 – Full text and Guidance notes Download the full pdf or use the interactive online version www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/7/contents

Human Rights Act 1998 – Full text Download the full pdf or use the interactive online version www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/contents

Summary of Human Rights Act BIHR (British Institute of Human Rights) www.bihr.org.uk/thehumanrightsact

Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (incl amendments) – Full Text Download the full pdf or use the interactive online version https://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisi/1976/1042/contents

Equal Treatment Bench Book Judicial College, Mar 2018 www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/equal-treatment-bench-book-february2018-v5- 02mar18.pdf

Gender Recognition in Scotland – Consultation Scottish Gender Recognition Consultation Report (Nov 2018) and Factsheets (Jan 2019) https://consult.gov.scot/family-law/review-of-the-gender-recognition-act-2004/

International Laws and Conventions

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) United Nations, 1948 www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html

Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Developed and unanimously adopted by a distinguished international group of human rights experts, 2007; Additional 9 principles added Nov 2017 www.yogyakartaprinciples.org/ http://yogyakartaprinciples.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/A5_yogyakartaWEB-2.pdf

Standards of Conduct for Business: Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex People United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner, 2017

International Convention on the Rights of the Child United Nations, 1990 www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx

Human Rights and Gender Identity Best Practice Catalogue (2nd edition) Transgender Europe (TGEU) 2016 Pan-European recommendations for implementation of legal provisions https://tgeu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2.11-TGEU_BestPracticeCatalogue.pdf

Guidelines on the Transposition of the Asylum Qualification Directive: Protecting LGBTI Asylum Seekers ILGA Europe, 2014 www.ilga-europe.org/resources/ilga-europe-reports-and-other-materials/guidelines-transposition- asylum-qualification

International References

International Organisations (involved with the references below)

  • ●  ILGA – International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
  • ●  TGEU – Transgender Europe
  • ●  GATE – Global Action for Trans Equality
  • ●  FRA Europe – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • ●  OII International – Organisation Intersex InternationalGlobal maps – EqualdexEqualdex is a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT movement.
    looking at LGBT rights across the globe including the right to change legal gender and protections in employment and housing for trans people.
    Note: As Equaldex is a wiki, it is not guaranteed to be wholly up to date https://www.equaldex.com/


Shining the Light: 10 Keys to Becoming a Trans Positive Organisation A detailed guide with plenty of tips and suggestions about positive actions an organisation can take to become trans inclusive, supported by examples and quotes GALOP, 2011http://www.galop.org.uk/shine-galop/shining-the-light-resource/

Top Tips for Working with Trans People Trans Bare All, 2013 https://www.transbareall.co.uk/top-tips

Starting Point Signposting for Trans People Gender Construction Kit A guide to changing things linked to gender in the UK – a great starting point signposting resource for trans people of all ages

Changing Name

Changing My Name and Title UK Trans Info, 2015 An excellent summary of all the different ways to change name across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and for those under 16, 16-17 and over 18. The site is temporarily unavailable (July 2019). However Mermaids has a copy on their website at: https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/assets/media/Copy%20of%20Name%20change%20guidance.pdf


Applying for a passport: Additional information for transgender and transsexual customers HM Passport Office, October 2013 www.gov.uk/government/publications/applying-for-a-passport-information-for-transgender-and- transsexual-customers

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) / Disclosure Scotland / AccessNI The Criminal Record Checking Process for Transgender Applicants Due Diligence Checking, https://www.ddc.uk.net/question/dbs-process-transgender-applicants/

Glossary of Terms

Here is a selection of glossaries – there are many more online. These have been selected as being either relatively new, or containing some measure of update commitment, and containing no descriptions that Gendered Intelligence would regard as wholly inaccurate. However, even comparing these, you’ll notice differences of understanding even between some of the more common terms.

List of LGBTQ+ Vocabulary Definitions

It’s Pronounced Metrosexual

http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2013/01/a-comprehensive-list-of-lgbtq-term- definitions/#sthash.h0Ea4YtJ.dpbs

Transgender Language Primer


Glossary of Terms




CUSU (Cambridge University Student Union) LGBT+


And for those wanting incredibly extensive lists, including many words GI has never heard used…

Glossary of Transgender, Non-Binary and Genderqueer Words

One individual’s blog post – incredibly extensive list, with succinct descriptions, including descriptions of why some words are ones to avoid or have negative connotations (now noted on website as not updated, but still looks fine as at March 2020) https://anagnori.tumblr.com/post/72143410400/glossary-of-transgender-non-binary-and

Gender Master List


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Other Resources: Reports and Studies

There is a range of reports available online. Here is a selection:

National LGBT Survey

Government Equalities Office (GEO), 2018
First national LGBT survey – 108,000 respondents incl. 13% trans people – summary and full reports www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-lgbt-survey-summary-report

Transgender Equality Report

House of Commons, Women and Equalities Committee, January 2016
A major cross-cutting report recommending legal and practical changes www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmwomeq/390/390.pdf

LGBT in Britain – Trans Report

Stonewall, 2017
Statistics on the experiences of trans people across a number of areas including health, hate crime, work and education

LGBT in Britain – Home and Communities

Stonewall, 2018
Statistics on the experiences of LGBT people in relation to racism, ableism and transphobia in LGBT communities www.stonewall.org.uk/sites/default/files/lgbt_in_britain_home_and_communities.pdf

LGBT in Britain – Health Report

Stonewall, 2018


LGBT in Scotland – Health Report

Stonewall, 2018


Trans Mental Health Study

Scottish Transgender Alliance, in partnership with TransBareAll, TREC (the Trans Resource and Empowerment Centre), Traverse Research and Sheffield Hallam University, 2012 www.scottishtrans.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/trans_mh_study.pdf

Health and Social Care and LGBT Communities

House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee, October 2019


Youth Chances

A survey of the experiences of LGBTQ young people in England and the commissioners and service providers responsible for the services they need
The Metro Centre Limited, University of Greenwich, Ergo Consulting, 2016 https://metrocharity.org.uk/research/2016/nov/10/national-youth-chances

Queer Futures

Department of Health Policy Research Programme Project, 2016
A study investigating LGBT youth suicide, self-harm and help-seeking www.queerfutures.co.uk/queer-futures-final-research-report/

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School Report: The Experiences of LGBT Young People in Britain’s Schools in 2017

Stonewall, 2017


Becoming LGBT+ Friendly in Schools Serving Faith Communities

Educate and Celebrate, 2018


Issues of Bullying Around Trans and Gender Variant Students in Schools, Colleges and Universities

Gendered Intelligence, 2008


Transgender Experiences in Scotland

Scottish Transgender Alliance, 2008


Speaking from the Margins: Trans Mental Health and Wellbeing in Ireland

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), 2013

www.researchgate.net/publication/281453128_Speaking_from_the_margins_Trans_mental_health _and_well-being_in_Ireland

Non-Binary People’s Experiences in the UK

Scottish Transgender Alliance, 2016


Non Binary Stats UK

A survey carried out by Cassian Lodge and published on the Spacious Perspicacious blog, 2015

Non Binary Experiences of Healthcare

Action for Trans* Health, March 2015


Out to Succeed: Realising the Full Potential of LGBT+ Talent

PwC / OutNext – OutLeadership, July 2018

www.pwc.fr/fr/assets/files/pdf/2018/06/pwc-out-to-succeed-realising-the-full-potential-of-lgbt- talent.pdf

Out & Proud: A Deeper Look into the Life and Experiences of LGBT+ People

Trendence, 2019 (commissioned by Clifford Chance, Deutsche Bank & York University)
A study exploring the wellbeing of almost 2,000 young LGBT+ people with non-LGBT+ comparators across university / work settings

Supporting Trans Employees in the Workplace

ACAS Research Paper, Apr 2017


Working with Pride – Issues Affecting LGBT+ People in the Workplace

Business in the Community (BITC), 2019


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Your Services, Your Say: LGB&T People’s Experiences of Public Services in Scotland

Stonewall Scotland, March 2014


Transforming Outcomes

LGBT Foundation, May 2017
A review of the needs and assets of the trans community, with a focus on health / wellbeing https://lgbt.foundation/transformingoutcomes

Monitoring and Promoting Trans Health Across the North West

Equality Inclusion and Human Rights, NHS North West, 2013

www.traverse-research.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Trans-Health-GP-Practices-Report- March-2013.pdf

Mental Health of Transgender Children who are Supported in Their Identities

American Academy of Paediatrics, 2016


LGBT+ People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse

Galop, 2018
Includes some trans-specific segmentation of data www.galop.org.uk/lgbt-peoples-experiences-of-domestic-abuse/

Out of Sight, Out of Mind Transgender People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse

Scottish Transgender Alliance, 2010


Supporting Trans Women in Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Stonewall & NFP Synergy, 2018

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/resources/supporting-trans-women-domestic-and-sexual-violence- services

LGBTQI+* Disabled People and Self-Directed Social Care Support

Stonewall, Regard & University of Bristol, 2017


Trans Employee Experiences Survey

TotalJobs, 2016


Breaking the Binary

On Road Media, 2017

www.allabouttrans.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Executive-summary-Breaking-the- Binary.pdf

Inside Gender Identity: A Report Into The Health and Social Care Needs of Transgender Offenders

Community Innovations Enterprise, 2017


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The Hate Crime Report: Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the UK

GALOP, 2016


Transphobic Hate Crime

Manchester Metropolitan Police, 2016


Sport, Physical Activity & LGBT

A Study by Pride Sports for Sport England, 2016


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Prevalence Statistics

Approx 1:100 people fall somewhere under the broader trans umbrella:

National LGBT Survey – Research Report, 2018
First national LGBT survey – 108,000 respondents incl. 13% trans people – summary and full reports https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-lgbt-survey-summary-report

The recent government LGBT survey report by the Government Equalities Office says (p14) (our bold):

“There is currently no robust measure of the size of the trans population in the UK. Applying estimates of population prevalence from studies in other countries suggests that between 0.35% and 1% of the UK population might be trans, although this does not include non-binary people. …”

Given that the report also says (p16):

“Of all respondents, 49% were men (including 3% trans men), 42% were women (including 3% trans women), and 7% were non-binary. The remaining respondents either had an ‘other’ gender identity (1%) or said that they did not know or preferred not to say (1%)”, this indicates that non-binary may, in fact, be a majority identity amongst trans people and applying that to the 0.35% – 1% statistics gives a range inclusive of non-binary people, of at least 0.7% – 2%

1% is the statistic that is commonly used across Europe.

See also:
Technical Note: Measuring Gender Identity; Equality and Human Rights Commission; 2012, p5, p7 www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/technical_note_final.pdf
Being Trans in the European Union; FRA – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; 2014, p15 http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-being-trans-eu-comparative_en.pdf

Approx 1:100 people have an intersex trait

Intersex Campaign for Equality

How Common is Intersex? An Explanation of the Stats (2015)
This site also gives references for the higher statistic of 1.7% and 2% respectively which are also sometimes quoted.

How Common is Intersex? An Explanation of the Stats.

The above cross references to http://www.isna.org/faq/frequency, the Intersex Society of North America (legacy website), referring to Anne Fausto-Sterling’s work. Fausto-Sterling is Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University

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