What if gender was not divided in two?

When we’re born, a doctor instantly deems us to be one of two things: male or female. But gender isn’t just between our legs. It’s also between our ears. So, what happens when how we look on the outside clashes with how we feel on the inside? Do we settle? Do we change? And at…

Tips to help you find your voice

Introduction to transgender voices and an interesting app for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy 3 that can be downloaded here. What does your voice sound like to other people? Vocal coach Chris Beatty explains how you can hear what others hear. For the guys, how to develop a deep voice: For the girls, this is the…

Press and media advice

Trans* Jersey is very happy to answer questions from the press and media about trans* issues. All enquiries should be addressed to: admin@transjersey.org in the first instance. The following interview is a parody of typical media interviews with transgender people, with Janet Mock asking Alicia Menendez – who is cisgender – many of the same…

Healthcare gatekeepers

These are the main healthcare professionals you will need to deal with in your transition. If, at any stage, you find you cannot get on with your healthcare provider, or you are not confident in their abilities or the advice you are being given, seek to change. Not all healthcare providers are skilled or experienced…

Trans* studies and reports

Studies and reports of relevance when considering anti-discrimination legislation – GIRES report on trans mental health in the UK (2012) TGEU and ILGA-Europe report highlights legal and healthcare issues in the EU (2012) National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce report on transgender discrimination in the USA (2011) GIRES report on…

NHS leaflets

This is the range of NHS leaflets available for trans* patients explaining the various aspects of the NHS service – An introduction to trans* issues A guide for NHS practitioners treating trans* patients GIRES guide to your rights to care and treatment under the NHS A guide to NHS funding and waiting times A guide…

FtM hormones

In order to transition from female to male, transmen take one hormone for the rest of their lives: testosterone.This is usually the first medical step on your transition journey after changing your name and possibly living as your preferred gender for a short period of time. The Female to Male guide has detailed information about…