CALL TO ACTION: Urgent re Liz Truss Proposals

Urgent & important call to action As many of you will have seen, the Sunday Times reported that the UK Government Ministers for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, is planning a series of policy changes that could make many LGBT+ people’s live much harder. We understand that much of this leak holds some truth. A

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Galop information for survivors of domestic abuse

GIRES is proud to share Galop’s five new information sheets for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) survivors of domestic abuse and the professionals supporting them. These new resources are aimed at recognising LGBT+ survivor’s experiences, they challenge stereotypes and highlight barriers to accessing services. As well, they support LGBT+ survivors to access help safely

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GIRES Research Prize 2020

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) is pleased to announce that the  GIRES Research Prize has been awarded this year to the authors of ‘A Critical Commentary on Follow-Up Studies and “Desistance” Theories about Transgender and Gender- Nonconforming Children’  International Journal of Transgenderism 19_2_212-224 (30 KB) When children and young people show determined

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LBT Women’s Health Week 2020

Posted on behalf of the National LGB&T Partnership. We’d love for you to get involved with the week through running your own events and activities, educating yourselves and your colleagues (try our webinars), reviewing your own approaches and spreading the word. In advance of LBT Women’s Health Week 2020, which runs March 9th – 13th,

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Why do transgender people struggle to get cervical screening?

Cervical cancer is largely preventable. In the UK, our effective cervical screening programme means that abnormal cell changes and HPV can be detected early. But trans, non-binary and intersex people face challenges and discrimination which prevent them getting the cervical screening they need. Cervical screening is a prime example of the struggles transgender, non-binary and

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GIN SOGIES Conference in Colombia

Shaan, at the GIN SOGIES (Global Interfaith Network for People of All Sexes, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression), Conference in Colombia. http://www.gin-ssogie.org/about-us/ http://www.gin-ssogie.org/news/announcing-the-face-to-face-general-members-meeting-18-20-november-2019-bogota-colombia/

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Updates from GIRES

GIRES held a successful AGM on Sunday 27 October 2019, which saw the appointment of Shaan Knan as GIRES Chair in succession to Dr Ben Vincent. The charity expressed thanks to Ben for their excellent work as both Trustee and Chair. Heather Cox also stood down as a Trustee at the AGM, the charity thanks

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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 July 2020 and being introduced to GIRES members at the AGM. These new appointments will add to the broad skill-base of the Board. We are recruiting through a number of

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