Gender Identity Research & Education Society

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender diverse people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender diverse individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.

We use evidence from individuals’ lived experiences, combined with scientific research into gender identity development, to educate all those who are able to improve trans and gender diverse individuals’ wellbeing. We contribute to policy development regarding equality and human rights for individuals, especially in healthcare.

We also deliver training, e-learning and information to public and private sector organisations, including supporting trans and gender diverse employees or students.

Please download our leaflet, Information and support for trans, non-binary and non-gender people (PDF, 525KB), for a starting point of discovery.



Response to Bell v. Tavistock Judgment Statement Regarding Medical Affirming Treatment including Puberty Blockers for Transgender Adolescents.

Final Statement Regarding Informed Consent Court Case (PDF, 316KB)

GIRES response to High Court Ruling

The High Court ruling in the case between QUINCY BELL & MRS A v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is deeply concerning and alarming. It is a potentially serious setback to young people seeking access to puberty blockers.

Full response

COVID 19 GIRES update

While the pandemic has created many challenges for GIRES, too, it also presents our team of staff, trustees and volunteers with an opportunity to work outside of our normal box and to do some new and exciting things. We have spent the past few months absorbing the new reality and starting to re-imagine our programming so that we can continue to serve our communities and grow our charity.

GIRES Trustees

GIRES is proud to announce the appointment of two new Trustees, Cat Burton and Zoe Johannes. Read more about our GIRES Trustees.

Celebrating Infinitely Diverse Gender Expressions

A few of GIRES’ friends colleagues and supporters.

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The National LGB&T Partnership

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