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

A more empathetic understanding of the world: ‘This Book Will Make You Kinder’

In his most recent book ‘This Book Will Make You Kinder’, Henry James Garrett explores how empathy and kindness shape society and the world. Cara English, Head of Public Engagement, chatted with him about what role empathy can play to overcome barriers to trans liberation and social change. Cara: You talk about how your anxiety… Continue reading A more empathetic understanding of the world: ‘This Book Will Make You Kinder’

‘Small changes, new direction’ following Government’s GRA response

Cara English, Gendered Intelligence, Head of Public Engagement says: “After years of hand-wringing, the Government has today laid out its intention to make surface-level changes to the Gender Recognition Act. This won’t come as a shock to most interested parties, but it is nevertheless disappointing in its scope. “We welcome the step in the right direction… Continue reading ‘Small changes, new direction’ following Government’s GRA response

International Women’s Day 2020

This #IWD2020 we’re all fighting for a more equal world, improving the material reality for women and fighting bias against anyone who experiences misogyny or sexism because of who they are. With real term incomes stagnating, the globe entering an unprecedented climate disaster and authoritarian regimes stripping women’s and minorities’ rights to the bone, it’s… Continue reading International Women’s Day 2020

World Toilet Day 2019

Everyone should have access to a toilet they are able to use safely. However, according to Stonewall’s LGBT in Britain trans report – 48% of trans people do not feel comfortable using public toilets. This means that many trans people, when outside their homes, are faced with a choice of using toilets where they don’t… Continue reading World Toilet Day 2019

Gendered Intelligence responds to draft Census questions on sex and gender identity

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently launched its guidance about how it will ask about trans, including non-binary,  people’s gender in this year’s rehearsal for the 2021 Census in England and Wales.  We’re optimistic that the 2021 Census will deliver much-needed data on the trans and non-binary population in England and Wales. The… Continue reading Gendered Intelligence responds to draft Census questions on sex and gender identity

I cannot be non-binary without being queer and brown

Rami Yasir is a writer, comic creator and musician. They also lead Gendered Intelligence’s Colours youth group for trans, non-binary and gender diverse people of colour aged 13-24.  Their personal essay looks at the interaction between race, gender and sexuality.  I was always told what it means to be a man, but being a man never… Continue reading I cannot be non-binary without being queer and brown