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.
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
Trans Day of Visibility 2021
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