Family Case Study 1

When my son told me in early 2015 that he was transgender my initial reaction was disbelief. I also had some concerns – I was worried about how she would be perceived; whether she would be happy; and how she would cope. Additionally, as she had lost her father a few years before, I wondered

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Penguin Land Book

GIRES has produced hard copies of their popular Penguin Land children’s stories. These will help teachers and parents to provide a gentle introduction to gender diversity. There are three in the set, describing the experiences of a boy penguin, girl penguin and a non-binary penguin. They are available in beautifully-presented glossy-cover paperback books. Please contact

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GIRES awarded by NTYN

GIRES is working hard, in collaboration with Mermaids and the other members of the National Tans Youth Network (NTYN), to improve the lives of gender nonconforming young people. The charity is deeply grateful for the award that two of its trustees have received for their work with the NTYN. NTYN Bulletin Extract (PDF, 592KB)

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A Tribute to Denise Anderson

The trustees of the Gender Identity Research and Education Society wish to pay heartfelt tribute to Denise Anderson, the charity’s Web Manager who has died, having succumbed very rapidly to melanoma. This note is an expression of our gratitude for Denise’s excellent work and grief that she has been taken from us. We miss Denise

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Collaboration between GIRES and trans*formation (07/09/16)

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) and trans*formation have entered into a collaborative arrangement that will enable both organisations to provide better support for trans, non-binary and non-gender people. GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice

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