resources for trans people

Scroll down for publications and resources providing information and guidance for trans people and service providers on a range of issues from legal rights to health and wellbeing.

Anything we've missed? To submit a document or resource, please email trans@lgbt.foundation

BAME trans people

Better health

Barriers to health faced by transgender and non-binary black and minority ethnic people

Research has demonstrated that access to health care is a major determinant of good health, particularly for trans and non-binary individuals. Moreover, being able to disclose identities, behaviors and concerns to heath providers in order to have honest conversations has been demonstrated to be a crucial piece of the collaboration between patients and their providers. This research details some of these experiences.

GIRES

'Inclusivity - Supporting BAME Trans People' - Sabah Choudrey and Gires

Published: February 2016

This resource has been made with the interests, safety and rights of BAME trans people at the core, to help improve support and raise awareness for this community. It also includes research and references specific to the UK, as BAME trans research is so often USA-centric, adding to the knowledge that these communities can relate to. This guide will benefit not just BAME trans people, but the people who support them, including LGBTQ and trans organisations, employers, family and allies.

Directories and Support

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Transgender Hub

The Transgender Hub is a news and advice website that aims to provide accurate and current information/articles to the transgender, transsexual, crossdresser and LGBTQ community

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Transgender Support Groups

This online directory lists Transgender support groups around the world!

Healthcare

General Medical Council

'Guidance for doctors treating transgender patients' - General Medical Council

Published: March 2016

The first report of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee highlighted significant concerns about doctors’ lack of awareness and consideration in treating transgender patients. These web pages aim to help doctors see how the principles of Good medical practice apply in relation to trans patients and also to explain doctors’ duties under the Equality Act 2010 and other legislation.

Brighton and Hove NHS

'Supporting Patients Accessing Gender Identity Services' - NHS: Brighton and Hove Clinic Commissioning Group

Published: February 2016

This guide is for GPs on the care of patients accessing NHS Specialist Gender Identity Services (SGIS). Trans people are entitled in law and policy to equal access but health inequalities remain and trans people have not always had a good experience of NHS care. This guide aims to enable GPs to get ‘up to speed’ on some of the key issues.

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‘Your body, your health’ – Men’s Health Forum

Published: November 2015

Written and developed by trans men, Your Body, Your Health - Health choices made easy for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people explains the various aspects of transition healthcare in an easy-to-read, non-technical way to help you:

  • make decisions about your own wellbeing
  • deal with the challenges you might meet when dealing with a health care system (and wider society) which can still tend to think in terms of two fixed genders.
Fairy Shark Mother

‘The Tucking Masterpost’ – Fairy Shark Mother

Published: February 2015

Are you a CAMAB transfeminine person who’s sick of only ever seeing resources for CAFAB trans people on your dash? Are you just coming out to yourself and struggling with Peak Dysphoria? Are you a CAFAB trans person who wants to support the people above? Then here’s a post for you!

This is a post about tucking!

action for trans health

'NHS Interim Protocol Guide' - Action For Trans Health

Published: September 2014

Action for Trans Health's guide to what you should expect when seeking out transition related treatment on the NHS.

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'Living My Life - Information for trans people' - Sexual Health Sheffield

Published: May 2011

An engaging 28 page A5 booklet providing information about people who identify as trans or who are beginning to explore their gender identity.

The booklet features inspirational and affirming photographic images of people with a trans identity.

Name Changes and Coming Out

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'Changing my name and title' - UK Trans Info

Published: January 2016

There are a lot of misconceptions about how a person can change their name, yet in fact is is quick, easy and free. UK Trans Info have made a detailed guide on how to change your name and title.

uk trans info

‘Guide to UK legal Gender Recognition’ – UK Trans Info

Published: November 2015

Guide on how to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate under the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This guide was created by UK Trans Info with support and funding from the Scottish Transgender Alliance.

Non-Binary Support

Guidance for improving the experience of trans and non-binary people in tertiary education

Guidance for improving the experience of trans and non-binary people in tertiary education

This fully updated guide shows how educational staff can best support trans and non-binary people.

Scottish trans

Including non-binary people: guidance for service providers and employers

Resource from Scottish Trans Health including definitions of non-binary; Top Tips on Service Provision and Employment and a Glossary of terms related to Gender Identity.

National LGBT health education centre

Providing Affirmative Care for Patients with Non-binary Gender Identities

Non-binary people face unique barriers to affirmative health care, many of which are not experienced by other transgender people. This guide describes these needs and solutions for healthcare providers.

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'Falling through the cracks: Non-binary people's experiences of tarnsition related healthcare'- Action for Trans Health

Published: November 2015

The following report is based on the experiences of 114 non-binary people who have tried, with various degrees of success, to access transition related healthcare both privately and through the NHS. These findings reflect themes often discussed by non-binary people in self-generated media such as vlogs and blogs and within support groups, including self-medication, fear of treatment being refused, people feeling that they must present as binary in order to get appropriate treatment, being out as non-binary leading to negative experiences of healthcare services, and long waiting lists.

Trans Inclusion, Employment and Legal

Stonewall

First Steps: An introduction to trans inclusion

This resource series explores best practice for supporting trans employees in the workplace.

Sail Northern Island

'Voting in May’s NI Assembly Elections' - Sail NI

Published: March 2016

Voting in Northern Ireland Assembly elections is an important way to have your say on the future government of Northern Ireland. However, for many trans and non-binary people, getting on the electoral register and voting can be difficult due to problems with records, name changes and photo identification. This page explains how to change your details, get on the register, get acceptable photographic identification and vote.

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'Gender Recognition: Where Next? - UK Trans Info

Published: January 2016

This report summarises the findings of a survey undertaken during November and December 2015 in collaboration with the Non-Binary Inclusion Project.

The survey, entitled ‘Replace the GRC – but how?’ was created in response to calls for reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, in the wake of a Transgender Equality Inquiry conducted by the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee.

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‘Knowledge is power’ – Gendered Intelligence

Published: November 2015

Knowledge is Power is a project funded by Awards for All. It aims to gather knowledge generated through a series of youth sessions, as well as research and writing carried out by a diverse team of GI community members.

At Gendered Intelligence we think knowledge is not the same as information. Knowledge is something that comes from within. Knowledge comes when an individual has received information but has processed it in a way that offers meaning to their life.

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‘Providing services for transgender customers: a guide’ – Government Equalities Office

Published: November 2015

Good practice guidance on providing services that are inclusive of transgender people as customers, clients, users or members.

This guide, produced in partnership with Gendered Intelligence, sets out guidance and good practice examples to help service providers ensure transgender people are welcomed, included and valued as customers, clients, users or members, and to ensure they are treated fairly and appropriately. It also aims to help service providers comply with the law.

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‘Recruiting and retaining transgender staff: a guide for employers’ – Government Equalities Office

Published: November 2015

Guidance for employers on recruiting and retaining transgender employees.

This guidance, produced in partnership with Inclusive Employers, is designed to provide employers with practical advice, suggestions and ideas on the recruitment and retention of transgender employees and potential employees. It is also a useful guide for the managers of trans staff and for trans staff themselves. It also aims to help employers comply with the law.

galop

‘Trans Privacy Law’ – Galop

Published: May 2014

This fact sheet answers some questions about legal protections for the privacy of trans* people who give their information to services.

Trans Sexual Health

Gender Jam

'Sexual Health Guide for Trans & Non-Binary Young People in Northern Ireland' - Gender JAM and SAIL

Published: April 2016

If you’re a young trans/non-binary person, it can be really hard to find information on your sexual health. This guide was written by young trans and non-binary people, for young trans & nonbinary people, and only contains information that’s useful for young trans & non-binary people.

This doesn’t replace other sexual health guides – if you want the low-down on contraceptives, safe sex and relationship support, you should check out other sexual health guides too. This guide covers what others don’t – how being a young trans person affects your sexual health.

Cliniq

CliniQ

A team of friendly and open health & well-being professionals and trans* community members, who are dedicated to enhancing the lives of trans* people, their partners and friends. CliniQ offer a queer inclusive and non-judgemental sexual health and well-being service to trans* clients, members of the trans* community, their friends and families.

queer trans men

'Primed - A Sex Guide For Trans Men Into Men' - Queer Trans Men

Published: 2007 and updated 2015

Primed: A Sex Guide for Trans Men Into Men was the first sexual health resource written by and for gay, bi and queer trans men. It was first published in 2007, and updated in 2015. Based on an Ontario-wide assessment of the sexual health needs of gay, bi and queer trans men, Primed prioritizes our diverse bodies, desires, and sexualities. This resource will spark discussion about the many ways that trans men have sex and how we interact with our gay/queer men's communities.

Topics covered in the guide include: disclosure, finding sex and cruising, safer sex and harm reduction, HIV and other STIs, and more!

Prepster

'PrEP FAQs' - Prepster

Published: January 2016

PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond.

PrEPster.info and its related activities are produced by a volunteer group of London-based HIV prevention activists. We are independent from any statutory or voluntary sector organisations.

Terence Higgins Trust

‘Trans Men – Trans Health Matters’ – Terrence Higgins Trust

Published: June 2012

There are many sexual health guides out there, so why is this one different?
Because transmen are different; have different bodies and therefore experience different risks to the general population

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‘Trans Women – Trans Health Matters’ – Terrence Higgins Trust

Published: June 2012

There are many sexual health guides out there, so why is this one different?

Because trans women are different; have different bodies and therefore experience different risks to the general population. It’s not always easy for trans women to find correct information about sex and sexual health.

Supporting Young Trans People / Education

Generation in Transition

The 'Feeling Happy with my Gender' Fix: A Generation in Transition

A Generation in Transition offers a unique insight into the lived experiences of young people transitioning genders and will provide policy makers with a powerful resource for understanding their lives through their voices; because the real experts are those who know the most – the young people themselves.

Trans Youth in Foster Care: Know Your Rights

Trans Youth in Foster Care: Know Your Rights

Three Circles Fostering, an independent fostering agency based in the north west recently consulted with some young trsns people in Manchester to inform the publication of a new resource for anyone who is supporting trans young people who are in foster care.

public health england

‘Preventing suicide among trans young people: a toolkit for nurses’ – Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Public Health England (PHE)

Published: May 2015

This toolkit is a collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Public Health England (PHE).

This is primarily for nurses who work with children and young people, whether in community or hospital settings, including:

  • school nurses
  • practice nurses
  • accident and emergency nurses
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OMG I'm trans - Minus18

Embracing your gender identity is an amazing thing, but navigating coming out, school uniform, legal rights, talking to doctors, and everything else can be tricky on your own, so Minus18 produced OMG I'm Trans!

Made by trans young people, for trans young people, covering all the things we wanted to as young gender diverse people coming out!

LGBT Youth Scotland

‘Coming Out - A coming out guide for trans young people’ – LGBT Youth Scotland

Published: July 2014

This guide has been written by transgender young people, who have drawn on their own personal experiences to make the process of coming out as a trans young person easier for others. Whether you are certain that you are trans or are unsure about your gender, this guide is written to help you understand your own feelings and how to share them with others when you feel ready.