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.


Partial easement of the restriction by The High Court on treatment to suppress puberty

26th March 2021 The High Court has handed down a judgment that confirms parents can consent on behalf of their child for hormone treatment to suppress puberty. Read the judgment on the website.

New research into harm caused by gender identity conversion therapy

2020 Conversion Therapy and Gender Identity Survey Research report presents ground-breaking data on the effects of Gender Identity Conversion Therapy (GICT) in the UK.

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GIRES endorses definition of transphobia

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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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