Making Jersey’s LGBT community safer

Trans* Jersey met with the States of Jersey Police LGBT Community Liaison Officer, PC710 Emma Poulliquen, this week to discuss ways in which we could work together. The discussion was wide-ranging and included educational initiatives to keep young people safe; legislation changes and how the introduction of anti-discrimination laws will affect the community; what “best practice” guidelines might look like for the police, the prison and the hospital when dealing with trans* individuals; and how the police can help the LGBT community right now, before anti-discrimination legislation is brought in.

Although there will not be a law protecting trans* people from discrimination before September 2015, Emma informed me that the States of Jersey police take harassment and discrimination of LGBT islanders seriously, and will investigate reports of incidents from LGBT people who have experienced harassment and/or discrimination in the island. Don’t forget that prosecutions will be able to be brought retrospectively under the new anti-discrimination law, so lodging a report with the police now is a good idea if you think you might need to bring a case when the law comes into force.

The LGBT community liaison team can be contacted by email or visit www.jersey.police.uk where there will shortly be a page dedicated to their LGBT community liaison work.

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MtF resources

UK Charities
GIRES
The Gender Trust
Gendys Network
Gender Matters
The Beaumont Society
Mermaids (for children and teen support)
Depend (for friends and family support)
Press for Change (for legal issues)

Links
NHS transgender advice – NHS Transhealth
Transitioning on the NHS information from a transwoman – Writings of a Trans Activist
UK based forum predominantly for MtF friends and advice – TransgenderZone
UK based advice for transwomen – The Angels
UK comprehensive medical advice for transwomen – Looking Glass Society

US based resource for all things MtF – Transsexual Road Map
US based online magazine for transwomen – Femme Secrets
US based online magazine for transwoman – Lynn’s Place
US based advice for transwomen – Susan’s Place
US based advice for transwomen – Laura’s Playground
US based advice for trans* people – Trans Health

Wigs – Alternative Hair, Jersey
Laser hair removal – Aesthetic Laser Clinic, Jersey

Complete make-over service, dresses, shoes, lingerie, cosmetics, wigs, breastforms – TransLife
Dresses, shoes, lingerie, cosmetics, wigs, breastforms –¬†Suddenly Fem
Shoes, lingerie, cosmetics, wigs, breastforms – The Fantasy Girl
Shoes, lingerie, breastforms – Classic Curves

booksBooks
On Becoming a Woman: A Transsexual and Transgender Guide for Transitioning From Male to Female by Jennifer Corbett (2014)
My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity by Kate Bornstein (2013)
Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas Teich (2012)
Grrl Alex: A Personal Journey to a Transgender Identity by Alex Drummond (2012)
Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents by Irwin Krieger (2011)
The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition by Anne Boedecker (2011)
Becoming Drusilla: One Life, Two Friends, Three Genders by Richard Beard (2009)
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Brill (2008)
She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life With a Transgender Husband by Helen Boyd (2007)
The Transgender Companion (Male to Female): The Complete Guide to Becoming the Woman You Want to Be by Jennifer Seeley (2007)
Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex and Gender Diversity by Tracie O’Keefe (2003)

FtM resources

UK Charities
GIRES
The Gender Trust
Gendys Network
Gender Matters
The Beaumont Society
Mermaids (for children and teen support)
Depend (for friends and family support)
Press for Change (for legal issues)

Links
NHS transgender advice – NHS Transhealth
Transitioning on the NHS timeline information – UK FtM
UK based FtM forum for friends and advice – FTM UK
UK based advice for transmen – TransitionFtMUK

US based resource for all things FtM – Hudson’s Guide
US based online magazine for transmen – Original Plumbing
US based online magazine for transmen – Transguys
US based advice for transmen – Tranifesto
US based advice for transmen – The Self Made Men
US based advice for trans* people – Trans Health

Packers, StP devices,binders, briefs, swimwear – TranZwear
Packers, StP devices, binders – Tool Shed Toys
Binders – T-Kingdom
Binders – Underworks
Packers and StP devices – FTM Packers

booksBooks
The Boy Who Was Born a Girl: One Mother’s Unconditional Love for Her Child by Jon and Luisa Edwards (2013)
My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity by Kate Bornstein (2013)
Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas Teich (2012)
Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men by Trystan Theosophus Cotten (2012)
Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents by Irwin Krieger (2011)
The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition by Anne  Boedecker (2011)
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Brill (2008)
Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience by Matt Kailey (2006)
The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male by Max Valerio (2006)
Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green (2004)
Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex and Gender Diversity by Tracie O’Keefe (2003)
FTM: Female-to-male Transsexuals in Society by Holly Devor (1999)
Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders and Sexualities by Jason Cromwell (1999)
Information for the Female to Male Cross Dresser and Transsexual by Lou Sullivan (1990)