NHS Legal Challenge to Address Trans Young People’s Waiting Times

Today the Good Law Project announced it was to launch legal action in an attempt to ensure NHS England adheres to its own 18-week maximum waiting times limit for young people accessing Gender Identity Development Services. At the moment, waiting times are as high as four years, more than just a touch over the legal… Continue reading NHS Legal Challenge to Address Trans Young People’s Waiting Times

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

Where we are as an organisation and as a movement

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

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

Pride in Our Youth Work

At Gendered Intelligence, we are proud of our youth work service. We want to take the opportunity to go further in detailing our practices; we feel it important to delve into and offer more information about the age ranges and safeguarding procedures for the people our youth work service supports. Gendered Intelligence is a charity… Continue reading Pride in Our Youth Work

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?