Truvision Launched

The States of Jersey Police today released their newest weapon in combatting hate crime – Truvision, an online tool that enables anyone in the community who experiences an hate crime to report it. Some facts you should know about hate crime – Hate crime happens in Jersey; Hate crime can happen to anyone not just…

Self defence for trans* people

Trans* Jersey invited Roisin Pitman to write a guest blog about staying safe. Roisin was in the States of Jersey police force for over 10 years and is the sensei at Phoenix (Jersey) School for Therapeutic Arts, which specialises in Aikido. She has recently started up Red Zen (Channel Islands) that offers self protection and…

Emergency info

Trans* Jersey asked the States of Jersey’s LGBT liaison officer to provide us with some basic safety advice for trans* islanders. Transwomen across the world are particularly vulnerable to physical and verbal attack so it is important to know where you can turn for help in the event that you find you are the victim…

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…

Education

GIRES reports that: Schools do not have proper advice on how to deal with and eliminate transphobic bullying and generally, this is not being addressed. Trans children are suffering as a result. In the new March 2014 Department of Education Guidance into Preventing and Tackling Bullying gender reassignment is mentioned but not as often as…

Help in Jersey

The first place any trans* person should go for support is their doctor or GP. If you do not think your GP is comfortable handling your case, do not be afraid to change to another GP in the practice or move practices. Your GP is the gatekeeper to many of the trans* services and medical…