Gender Identity And The Rights Of The Child

On February 24th the Gender Identity (Protected Characteristic) Bill 2016-17 is expected to have its second reading debate in the House of Commons. The purpose of the Bill is “to make gender identity a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 in place of gender reassignment and to make associated provision for transgender and other persons; […]

Transgender Kids – Who Knows Best?

The documentary Transgender Kids – Who Knows Best? broadcast on BBC2 on Thursday night, January 12, was a long overdue presentation of an important debate which needs to be heard in public. (It can be viewed here on BBC iplayer, or here if you’re not in the UK.) Previous media coverage of “trans kids” (BBC’s output […]

The Role Of Counsellors And Therapists

One of the biggest concerns of parents who contact this site is the difficulty in finding counsellors or therapists who will not just jump to affirm their child’s “preferred gender” but take the time to support a young person in exploring the issues which led to a cross-sex identification in the first place. We went […]

Speech Language Assessment, Autism And Transition

One of the most alarming aspects of the exponential rise in the number of children referred to gender clinics over the last few years is the steady rise of those on the Autism Spectrum, who now make up a staggering 50% of referrals to the Tavistock clinic in London. An exhaustive analysis of the reasons for […]

A Scientist Reviews Transgender Suicide Stats

  The transgender suicide statistics above were presented by the charity Mermaids at the Trans Equality Legal Initiative day event in London on November 18, and subsequently shared extensively on Twitter. These were the same statistics shown at the Mermaids event in London on October 14, the event that anyone critical of child transition was […]

Transgender Equality Debate In Parliament

Next Thursday (December 1st) the Women and Equalities Select Committee will host a debate on transgender equality in the House of Commons. Their goal is to amend the 2004 Gender Recognition Act and update the Equality Act – with “utmost urgency”- to create new primary legislation. There are two proposed changes to legislation which are […]

Kids On The Edge: The Gender Clinic

Kids on the Edge: The Gender Clinic was a documentary on the work of the Tavistock and Portman gender clinic in London, aired on Channel 4 on November 16th. The programme was devastating and heartbreaking in equal measure, not least because of the statistic that half the number of children being referred to the Tavistock […]

Transgender Trend in the News

Transgender Trend has made two media appearances recently, the first was this debate with Susie Green of Mermaids on BBC Newsnight on Monday October 31st: The second was an interview as part of a balanced Saturday Times magazine article on November 5th: The full article is behind a paywall but it may be viewed by […]