What about Trans Equality?

The Equality Act significantly extends the rights of trans people.

Schools are not be allowed to discriminate on the grounds of gender reassignment. The law also bans discrimination against people because they are thought to be transsexual, or because they are connected with a transsexual person.

The Act slightly extends the definition of gender reassignment, so that transsexual people who are living, or have started to live, full time in their new gender role are protected from discrimination. Previously a person had to be under medical supervision in order to be protected under gender reassignment discrimination law.

Government Equalities Office Transgender e-bulletin:
www.equalities.gov.uk/news/transgender.aspx

Trans Resource Empowerment Centre (TREC) - based in the North West, TREC provides a wide range of programmes and empowerment opportunities for the trans community in a safe and accessible space.
www.transcentre.org.uk

The Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) -  information for gender variant, transsexual and transgender people.
www.gires.org.uk

August 2011