Trans people in immigration detention centres

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Action for Trans Health recently put in a series of Freedom of Information requests to the Home Office regarding trans people currently detained in immigration detention centres, story Jess Bradley writes. According to the Home Office, as of 27th March there were 5 inmates in detention centres who the Home Office recognised as being trans…. Read more »

Transitional Demands

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Jess Bradley and Francis Myerscough write about trans time, transition, and demands, as part of Action for Trans Health’s series on trans mental health and activism. ____ Time works differently for trans people. And its not because we are always late to things. (Although this might be a factor). Cis people might not notice it,… Read more »

Paid positions available on our funding panel

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As part of Action for Trans Health’s work, we raise money to give small grants to UK-based trans individuals in order to help facilitate their access to health care. As demand for grants will always outweigh supply, grants will be allocated to those with the greatest need. We are looking to recruit three people to… Read more »

Non binary survey: preliminary results

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A few months ago we asked you to help us out with some important research looking into the experiences of non-binary people accessing healthcare. Since the survey ended, hospital we have tallied up your answers, site coded them, about it and started making some preliminary recommendations for a non-binary protocol. We wanted to ensure this process… Read more »

Peter Tatchell, no platform, and an abuse of power

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I just walked out of a talk by Peter Tatchell at the LGBT History Conference in Manchester. He was talking about colonialism, page and I was hoping to ask him some uncomfortable questions about his own colonial attitude to working with LGBT groups in the global south (many prominent LGBT African activists refuse to work… Read more »

Trans people are anxious

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In the first of our series on mental health, Jess Bradley talks about trans people, anxiety, and the need for democratic trans healthcare. [Content note: general discussion of mental health. anxiety, violence, medical gatekeeping, and family stuff. No in-depth discussion of experiences] Trans people are anxious. We are anxious at home, we are anxious at… Read more »

An Open Letter to Rupert Read

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An open letter to Rupert Read, nurse by Loz Webb on behalf of Action for Trans Health [content note: discussion of transmisogyny and TERFs] Earlier this year, dosage I marched alongside Green MP Caroline Lucas at Trans* Pride Brighton, search and spoke to her briefly about the importance of improving trans healthcare, a point on… Read more »

Transitioning and Mental Health: A call for submissions

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We know that transitioning usually has a very positive effect on trans people’s mental health. Providing care appropriate to their transition is the single most effective thing at reducing the rate of suicide attempts amongst trans people. However, some aspects of transitioning may have a negative impact on mental health, as well as being made more difficult by existing mental health problems…. Read more »

Reproductive justice and the Gender Recognition Panel

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News that the Gender Recognition Panel is delaying and possibly denying legal gender recognition for a trans person because they had children whilst trans is deeply concerning. The Gender Recognition Act does not require a trans person from abstaining from sexual activity, side effects reproductive or otherwise. This news represents a potentially unlawful and clear violation… Read more »