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
In the past few weeks, Gendered Intelligence has been able to mobilise almost 45,000 individuals to write to the Prime Minister and/or their MP. That’s not even counting people who have been writing en masse using theyworkforyou.com, and other organisations’ excellent guidance around the importance of writing to decision-makers. As much as the word has… Continue reading Where we are as an organisation and as a movement
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
For Volunteers’ Week 2020, here is our volunteer Blu on their experience at GI I have been volunteering for Gendered Intelligence for a year now, having been a young person under their wing for 4 years beforehand. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that GI have been a family for me since the beginning. … Continue reading Blu’s Volunteering Story
A message from Sahaf, our Community Development and Partnerships lead, on Volunteers’ Week In this time of uncertainty, our volunteers are even more vital to the continuation of our work. At Gendered Intelligence, we see volunteering both as a way to help us deliver our services, but also as a service in and of itself.… Continue reading Volunteers’ Week 2020
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?
Jay Stewart, CEO of Gendered Intelligence As a trans-led organisation, Gendered Intelligence wants to see more roles for trans actors as well as trans people represented in all aspects of the creative process of theatre and performance making (trans writers, trans directors, trans stage managers etc.) Trans people, including young trans people, need to see… Continue reading Trans representation and casting. Where are we at?
Simon Croft, Director of Educational and Professional Services at Gendered Intelligence, shares his thoughts on how using gender neutral language can help to make everyone feel included and how small changes to the way we address people can make a big difference. Gendered terms are some of the most common words we use – pronouns… Continue reading The usefulness of gender neutral language
In October the Open University launched the UK’s first ever online training course focusing specifically on gender identity, developed in partnership with Gendered Intelligence. The two-hour short course – Understanding Gender Identity – has been created to help organisations become more trans-inclusive and understanding, after it emerged that one in eight trans employees has been… Continue reading New online course on Understanding Gender Identity with OU and FutureLearn
Last Saturday at Gendered Intelligence we ran our annual day about careers and interests for young trans people in London, Imagining Our Futures 2017. In the morning we invited 15 diverse employers and organisations to run stalls and chat to attendees about what they can offer to trans people. We were delighted to have stalls from Accenture, Amazing Apprenticeships, Central… Continue reading What is it like to be trans at work? We found out at Imagining Our Futures 2017