GIRES Trustee Recruitment

The Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) Board of Trustees, is seeking to appoint new Trustees, with a view to commencing their role in October 2019 and being introduced to GIRES members at the AGM. These new appointments will replace those who are retiring, and will maintain the broad skill-base of the Board. We

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Response to Enquiry from Sunday Times

On 8th February, Nicholas Hellen, Assistant Editor (Social Affairs), The Sunday Times, again contacted the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES). Whilst we clearly cannot comment on individual cases, the enquiry was pertaining to an article to be released tomorrow regarding alleged cases of people who regret their transition. Transition can be social and/or

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LGBT Foundation: Response to Mail on Sunday Article

The Mail published another misleading & inaccurate article about trans young people. Our message is clear- we’re proud to provide vital services that change & save people’s lives. Today the LGBT community stands with our trans family. Read LGBT Foundation’s response: In the end, equality wins Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation and

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The Second Train – An 18 Minute Documentary

Having met during NHS speech therapy lessons, five transgender women share their heartfelt stories about their journey. This 18-minute documentary was filmed in London between 2016 and 2017. We have since given the film to LGBT communities and the NHS Charing Cross Gender Clinic to educate, inspire and support. Directed by Niall Towl. Produced by

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The End of the ‘Desistance’ Myth?

Read on for new (as yet unpublished) ‘desistance’ statistics from Australia (Spoiler: it may be as low as 4% ‘desistance’). The 85% ‘desistance’ myth Anyone with even a cursory awareness of issues relating to transgender children will have heard the 85% ‘desistance’ myth. Some old and flawed research studies, that lumped together large numbers of

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Request for Family Case Studies

When we find ourselves in a new situation it can make us uncertain about what to do. At times like this it is often helpful to know that other people have gone through it too and to know what has worked for them. With this in mind we are putting together family case studies which

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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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