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UK Legislation

Gender recognition act

Hosted by the national archives, this link contains the complete Gender Recognition Act, available to browse on-line or download as a pdf version.  Additionally, you can search existing legislation that is affected by the act under the “more resources” tab along with associated documents.

Gender recognition act guidance

These explanatory notes relate to the Gender Recognition Act which received Royal Assent on 1 July 2004. They have been prepared by the Department for Constitutional Affairs to assist the reader in understanding the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament. 2.The notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or part of a section does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given

Information on the Gender Recognition Panel (GRP)

The Gender Recognition Panel was established under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to assess applications from transsexual people for legal recognition in their acquired gender.   This website, ran by HM Courts and Tribunal Service provides details on the panel, application process and frequently asked questions

New Trans+ Helpline

The south west region of the Charity Mind is opening a confidential helpline to support those who identify as Trans, their families and friends. From Friday 10th February 2017 the service will be available on Mondays and Fridays 8pm – Midnight. The call-handlers (many of whom are trans) have been extensively trained and will ensure it is a safe place to talk. If you, or someone you know, is in distress it can make a real difference to talk to someone about how you feel. You will be able to talk anonymously in complete confidence. If you need someone to talk to call the Trans + Mindline: 0300 330 5468