Category Archives: News

Library Survey

We have been asked by Dion Engel-Gough, who is currently studying Library and Information Studies through the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, if we can help him with his on-line survey which will provide evidence for his dissertation examining the library and information needs of the transgender community. He would be grateful if you were able […]

Manchester Concord is closing

Manchester Concord, the transgender social club is closing at the end of 2018. Their new website can still be accessed at The club’s committee and constitution will be dissolved but they will continue to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at a public venue yet to be decided. There will, however, […]

Have you experienced gender-based violence at work?

We have been contacted by Miranda Stern who is an award-winning independent film maker. She is making a short film for Channel 4 about gender-based violence in the world of work. Miranda wonders if anyone would like to record a soundbite about any experiences they may have had in the workplace. This includes harassment, bullying, […]

Clothing for trans prisoners

We have been contacted by Leigh-Anne West who works at HMP Wymott in Lancashire with a desperate request for clothing for trans prisoners. This is a men’s prison, but they have several M to F trans people in residence. It is very difficult for them to acquire  appropriate clothing so that they can be their […]

Are you in the process of transitioning?

Dear members, My name is Anna and I research documentary ideas for a television company called What Larks Productions. Jane Hamlin has very kindly posted this message for me. Here at What Larks we produce innovative, sensitively made films including ‘The Great British Paraorchestra’ (Channel 4), and the docs ‘Jo Brand on Kissing’ and ‘Jo […]

Gender Recognition Act Consultation

Trans people are able to receive legal recognition of their acquired gender through a process set out in the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004. Since the GRA came into force, only 4,910 people have legally changed their gender. This is fewer than the number of trans respondents to the government’s LGBT survey, who were clear […]