Bell v Tavistock quashed on appeal – quick read

The Court of Appeal has today reversed the judgment handed down in Bell v Tavistock by the Divisional Court. We are proud to have stood with subject experts Brook, The Endocrine Society, and Liberty, as well as having the backing of legal experts The Good Law Project. Thanks to this intervention, the court heard submissions… Continue reading Bell v Tavistock quashed on appeal – quick read

GI joins the GMB

Today, Gendered Intelligence workers are announcing they have officially joined the GMB and formed a union within the charity. Open to all staff members below senior leadership level, the Union will work to ensure not only that conditions do not deteriorate across the organisation in future, but that trans voices are heard in the wider… Continue reading GI joins the GMB

Beginning of the End of ‘Conversion Therapy’, Introduction of Worrying Civic Infringements

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Today Her Majesty announced in the State Opening of Parliament that the Government aims to end the barbaric act of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. This is good and welcome news for all LGBT people, especially our LGBT youth who should be protected from this practice with a meaningful, legislative ban. However, it is troubling that, three… Continue reading Beginning of the End of ‘Conversion Therapy’, Introduction of Worrying Civic Infringements

Office for National Statistics withdraws from census guidance case; how best to respond

The census 2021 is a landmark opportunity for a meaningful snapshot to be recorded about the population of England and Wales. The data being gathered includes, for the first time, voluntary responses on gender identity. As an organisation, we would urge anyone who feels comfortable doing so to respond to the census in full so… Continue reading Office for National Statistics withdraws from census guidance case; how best to respond

Gendered Intelligence response to the CQC report on the Gender Identity Development Service

NHS England has a duty of care to provide the best standards of healthcare to all children and young people, including children and young people who are trans, gender diverse and exploring their gender identity. The CQC (Care Quality Commission) report shows that NHS England is failing to adhere to its own 18-week maximum waiting… Continue reading Gendered Intelligence response to the CQC report on the Gender Identity Development Service

2020 highlights

As we near the end of a tough year, we want to highlight some of the more positive developments from 2020. 5 Trans women continue playing rugby in England Rugby Football Union went against the devastating World Rugby ruling and cleared trans women to continue playing domestic women’s rugby in England at all levels. We… Continue reading 2020 highlights

Goodbye, 2020!

We have seen a lot of negative media coverage of trans people this year. But these stories are not the only ones that exist. As this terrible year comes to an end, we reflected on some of our favourite trans media from the last 12 months. This list is by no means exhaustive, but compiles… Continue reading Goodbye, 2020!

Bell v Tavistock outcome

Today’s judgment may initially appear disappointing for under-16s, but goes some way in confirming that 16 and 17 year olds are presumed to have full legal capacity to consent to medical treatment. Importantly: “Doctors can continue to prescribe puberty blocking treatment if the patient is Gillick competent. The court found that the patient must understand… Continue reading Bell v Tavistock outcome