GIRES has signed up to the following unified definition of transphobia:
The core value underlying all transphobia is a rejection of trans identity and a refusal to acknowledge that it could possibly be real or valid.
Transphobia has no single, simple manifestation. Rather, it is enacted through a complex array of ever-shifting behaviours and arguments that have, as consequence – whether acknowledged or not– the denial to trans individuals of all possibility of living openly, comfortably in society, and, in the end, the erasure of trans people as a viable class.
For more information visit Transactual website: www.transactual.org.uk/transphobia