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

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

Response to the reporting that GRA reform to be dropped

by Jay Stewart, CEO The Sunday Times front page announced today that the, “PM scraps plans to make gender change easier”. The article details alleged plans to abolish amendments to the GRA.    If true, this is deeply concerning. We need reforms to ensure all trans people have access to legal gender recognition without the… Continue reading Response to the reporting that GRA reform to be dropped

What is an irreversible decision?

As part of our newly-launched BAEB campaign, Gendered Intelligence CEO, Dr Jay Stewart has written on the idea of bodily autonomy for trans people. Who has the right to bodily autonomy? In a film called Gendernauts by Monika Treut, (1999), trans historian Susan Stryker said: It’s been a really powerful way of feeling that I’m… Continue reading What is an irreversible decision?

A huge leap for equality in Northern Ireland

Gendered Intelligence’s Policy lead, Cara English, grew up in Belfast, and reflects on what news laws on equal marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland mean to her and other LGBTQ people. On the 21st October, the political parties in Northern Ireland failed to restart the Assembly (our devolved parliament), allowing for a cross-party Westminster bill on equal… Continue reading A huge leap for equality in Northern Ireland