Our Work: 2022 and earlier

We meet with politicians, policy makers and journalists, consult with the trans and non-binary communities and work collaboratively with other organisations. We always have on a number of projects on the go, but here are just some examples of the work we did in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Inquiries and reviews

Submission of evidence to the consultation on banning conversion therapy

Submission of evidence to the Women’s Health Strategy call for evidence

Submission of evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry into GRA reform

Submission of evidence to the Law Commission’s Hate Crime Review

Submission of evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into freedom of expression

Response to call for evidence by the United Nations’ Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Response to call for evidence on the unequal impact of Covid-19

Research and consultancy

Transition Access Survey 2022

Trans Lives Survey 2021: Enduring the UK’s hostile environment

Consultancy for the Department of Transport on trans people’s needs in relation to safety on public transport.

Research into the legal recognition of non-binary people internationally – this will influence future work.

TransActual Community Voice Survey 2020 – this influenced the development of TransActual’s work plan and strategy following the expansion of our scope.

Consultancy for NHS A&E doctors on caring for transgender and gender non-conforming people.


Advocacy for those impacted by contracting issues relating to phalloplasty and metoidioplasty provision

Nobody Teaches You How To Be A Patient – written by and for disabled, neurodiverse, D/deaf, chronically ill trans people

Supporting trans people: a quick guide for GPs

Supporting trans people: a quick guide for GP surgery staff

Seeking support from your GP: A guide for trans people

TransActual Healthcare Workshop project – 16 workshops delivered, 167 people attended, 97% would recommend the workshop to others.

Community empowerment

Our Creating change for trans people action pack is full of ideas and resources to equip trans people and trans allies to take steps to create positive change.

TransActual in the Media

EHRC: Equalities boss asked to explain what ‘biological sex’ is. He failed – Pink News

Wiltshire trans activist fears backlash over OBE – BBC Wiltshire

New year honours 2023 – The Guardian

NHS waiting times at gender clinics are ‘unlawful’ and leave patients in ‘painful limbo’, court hears – Pink News

NHS is failing trans people over life-saving healthcare, eye-opening study finds – Pink News

EHRC: Equalities watchdog accused of ‘gaslighting’ over Trans Awareness Week post – Pink News

Helen talking at the Ban Conversion Therapy protest in London

Chay talking at the Ban Conversion Therapy protest in London

Trans people’s mental health is at crisis point in the UK, warn experts – The Guardian

Monsoon apologises after stopping non-binary teen from trying on prom dresses – Pink News

Schools told going gender neutral and dropping Mr and Mrs would benefit pupils – Metro

Rico Jacob Chase on TTime Podcast

Is Transgender People’s Right To Health At Risk?

Trans people waiting years for gender healthcare as demand surges – Openly News

‘It’s Hell’ – 3 Trans People on the NHS Crisis in Gender-Affirming Surgery – VICE

Trans Awareness Week blog for British Association of Social Workers and Social Workers’ Union

TransActual Report Finds That Transphobia Is Rife In The UK – AZ Magazine

Transgender healthcare in the UK is in crisis and people of colour are at the sharpest end – gal-dem

‘GPs fob us off’: most trans people avoid the doctor when they’re sick – The Guardian

Calls for independent review after surgery for trans men cancelled for a year – ITV

How can funders better support UK LGBTQ+ communities?

Charity Comms Seminar: Inclusivity in communications: language, imagery, and representation

Anti-trans rhetoric is rife in the British media. Little is being done to extinguish the flames – CNN

1 in 7 trans Britons are refused healthcare by their GP just for being trans – Pink News

Life-changing trans masculine penis surgery currently unavailable on NHS – Pink News

1 In 7 Transgender People Have Been Refused Care By GP In UK – Forbes

Report: 98% of trans people believe healthcare is inadequate

TransActual UK survey exposes the shocking reality for Trans and Non-binary people in the UK – DIVA

Discrimination against trans and non-binary people is rife in the UK, report finds – Gay Times

Peer Med Podcast: Providing inclusive, comprehensive care for trans patients

Men left ‘in agony’ waiting too long for life-changing surgeries – Liverpool Echo

NHS is ‘failing’ trans men and non-binary people, Sajid Javid warned: ‘It’s a nightmare’ – Pink News

Advocacy for a more inclusive world

Open letter about the EHRC

WOW Festival – Another pandemic: male violence against women

The World Transformed – What even is transphobia?

Meet the transgender trailblazers fighting to empower their community against a tide of surging transphobia – Pink News

Stop funding transphobia, and 7 other expert tips for cis people who want to be better trans allies in 2021 – Pink News

Trans activists condemn The Sun for ‘cruel and misogynistic’ treatment of JK Rowling – Pink News

U.K. Still Hasn’t Announced Trans Rights GRA Reform, Whilst Trans Rights Protest Forced To Cancel – Forbes

Rico Jacob Chase in Wise Thoughts 2020

Trans campaigners say Channel 4’s Genderquake ‘appears to be using prejudice for commercial gain’ – Indy 100 (archived)

There is one thing trans campaigners on both sides of the argument can agree on: the debate is getting ugly – The i

Digital media

Trans Day of Visibility 2021

We launched our website in May 2020 and it has had more than 130,000 page views since then.

In 2021, our Twitter account gained more than 7 million impressions and our growing Instagram account reached more than 300,000 people.

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