Carefully chosen for their honesty, discretion and authenticity. Offers information, support, friendship and shared experiences for young people with gender identity issues Information and advice regarding issues for transgender and gender-variant people.
These are external links and will open in a new window. The UK's first prison unit for transgender inmates will open this week, the Ministry of Justice has said. The move comes after the case of Karen White, a transgender prisoner, who sexually assaulted two women while on remand at New Hall jail in Wakefield.
Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that is different from those culturally associated with their assigned sex. Being transgender is independent of sexual orientation :  transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexualasexualor may decline to label their sexual orientation. The term transgender is also distinguished from intersexa term that describes people born with physical sex characteristics "that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies".
The United Kingdom has various laws to protect and support people who wish to change their gender identity. At present, the Gender Recognition Act of found here allows people to gain full recognition of their acquired gender. This legal recognition enables people to obtain a new birth certificate that shows their acquired gender enabling them to adopt almost all of the legal rights which are afforded to that sex, including equal marriage rights.
This is wonderful recognition for the many strands of the LGB and T communities, of all ages, who came together to remonstrate the widespread barriers to equality that gender diverse people face daily. Once our group had finished walking, we received word that trans hostile group Lancashire ReSisters had hijacked the front of the parade. To say our walkers were dispirited and disillusioned is an understatement.
This page is here to provide you with other support groups which are more appropriate for your age. You can view all of our other teens resources here. There are many groups on social media offering support and networking opportunities for trans people.
London Transgender Clinic is the only premier private clinic in the UK providing comprehensive, holistic care for trans individuals. At LTC our professional, caring and supportive team provide you access to Consultant Psychologists for your assessments, followed by evaluation by our Senior Nurse Prescriber, Mary Burke for gender hormone therapy. You also have access to voice coaching, laser hair removal, pain free electrolysis, make-up and wardrobe advice and etiquette consulting.
The year-old Canadian's victory was controversial in some quarters because she is a transgender woman competing in female sport, albeit in the year-old category. Jen Wagner-Assali, who finished third, called it "unfair" and wants cycling's international governing body to change its rules. Others have said further examples may "threaten" the participation of women in sport - a view described as "sensationalist" by transgender racing driver Charlie Martin, and as "transphobic" by McKinnon.