GRC not fit for purpose

Two significant reports dropped into the Trans* Jersey inbox this week. Both highlight the need for a complete review of the gender recognition process in the UK by which a trans individual “becomes” their recognised gender in the eyes of the law. This is significant for us in Jersey as we have “outsourced” our gender…

UKIA-Trans* Jersey alliance

Trans* Jersey is very proud to announce that it has become an associate member of the UK Intersex Association (UKIA). The United Kingdom Intersex Association (UKIA) is an education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of Intersex people. UKIA has the following aims: to educate, inform and campaign in order to remove…

Summary of UK trans* issues

The following is taken from a paper produced in May 2014 by the UK charity, GIRES. It is a useful summary of the issues facing trans* citizens and the groups working with them for equality. Introduction The numbers of transgender people presenting for medical treatment is increasing by 20% pa. This figure rises to 50%…

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…

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…