The new Public Sector Equality Guidance ultimately changes nothing, though it may lead some public bodies to act unlawfully.
ncreasing numbers of LGBTQ+ people have fled to seek refuge in Kenya, looking for a place they can be themselves without fearing for their lives or for their families’ lives. But things are getting harder.
A stigma is a mark, a way to see or treat a person in a negative way because of their identity, their experiences or a health condition. HIV stigma is when a person is treated badly because they are HIV positive or are thought to be HIV positive.
If you’re already on the waiting list for the Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service, you are still on the list and will (eventually) be seen. If you’re already a patient with NRGDS, things won’t change for you.
The people impacted are those seeking a referral to Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service.
In January 2022, I learnt about an NHS GIC pilot scheme, so I got myself moved to the waiting list for this. Doing this saved me potentially years of waiting, as some folks are still routinely waiting several YEARS for their first appointment alone!
During my transition, I discovered packing boxers. I loved the idea and knew they would provide me with immense gender euphoria. However, every reputable brand was located overseas. My dysphoria used to be crippling and having to pay extortionate shipping fees for something I already hated myself for needing, intensified my discomfort.