States of Jersey consultation on equal marriage

The States of Jersey are currently asking for comments from the public on proposals for an equal marriage and partnership law. They have published a consultation paper, which can be downloaded here. The consultation process closes on 22 October 2014 and the Chief Minister will report to the States in November 2014. What the consultation…

Manifesto 2014

Trans* Jersey’s manifesto defines the problems faced by transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, androgynous, bigender and intersex Jersey residents in 2014 and explains what actions we intend to take to address these issues. Trans* Jersey believes that the island’s trans population is being patchily served by GPs and the States of Jersey Health and Social Services (“H&SS”)…

Press release: 13 May 2014

A new group offering support and information to transgender, transsexual, androgynous, genderqueer, bigender and intersex islanders in Jersey is starting up. Trans* Jersey is the idea of the Jersey novelist, Vic Tanner Davy, and grew from his own experience of transitioning in Jersey and the need to respond to the States of Jersey’s consultation paper…

Equal marriage support

Trans* Jersey supports Deputy Sam Mezec’s call for the States of Jersey to pass legislation to legalise same-sex marriage. Trans* Jersey goes further and would support a move for the island to model its law on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation. We support equal marriage because, as the law currently stands in Jersey, a transman or…

Glossary

Acquired gender: see Recognised Gender below. A legal/bureaucractic term used to distinguish between the gender someone was assigned at birth and the gender they feel themselves to be. Not widely used in the trans* community because of its implication that a trans* person “acquires” their gender, rather than has always been of that gender. Assigned…

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…

Transition management

There is very little chance that you will be able to keep your transition a secret in Jersey. The island is small and news of your transition will travel quickly around your friends, family, colleagues and, surprisingly, even people who you don’t know! If you want to transition privately, your best option is to leave…