Government Proposes That Everyone Has The Right To Choose Their Sex

The UK government will hold a consultation this autumn on proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act which would give everyone the right to choose their sex, without the need for a formal diagnosis of ‘gender dysphoria.’ Although not explicitly stated, this would obviously mean a change in the protected characteristic from ‘gender reassignment to […]

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 […]

UK Government Trans Legislation Update

The UK government published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee Transgender Inquiry back in July and we were relieved that the key recommendations were met with caution, although this may change after monitoring and review. You can find the relevant recommendations and responses in full here. This is an update on trans legislation as […]

UK: Evidence From Medical Organisations

We had a look through all the written evidence submitted by medical organisations to the government transgender inquiry to see how the recommendations for the care and treatment of children and adolescents were reached by the inquiry. Here we’ve pulled out the most relevant quotes, with our synopsis at the end: Written evidence submitted by […]

UK Government Report on Transgender Equality

The new UK government report on transgender equality was announced on Thursday and the press release in the previous blog was sent out to over 20 journalists, including all national daily newspapers. The government must agree a new strategy, with full cross-party support, within 6 months. These are the new recommendations which most concern us: Consideration […]