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Gender Recognition Act

Gender Recognition Act

The Gender Recognition Act, introduced in 2004, was an important piece of law. 
The main aim of the act was to enable trans people to change their birth certificate to their correct gender. 

ARTICLES

Rebecca Hilsenrath, Equality and Human Rights Commission 
Reform of the Gender Recognition Act

LGBT Foundation 
Gender Recognition Act 
 
Paisley Gilmour, Cosmopolitan
Your no BS guide to the Gender Recognition Act reforms

Sacha Amel-Keir, Pink News
Gender Recognition Act reform: I’m non-binary and this is why I need your help

VIDEOS

The first time I realised I was Non Binary, Pink News
Gender Recognition Act: Personal Stories, The Nine, BBC Scotland


ACTIVISTS

Munroe Bergdorf
TIME Magazine 'Next Generation Leaders'

Jamie Windust
Award-winning LGBTQIA+ Editor in Chief, Freelance Writer, Public Speaker and Model

Jake and Hannah Graf 
“The UK’s most influential LGBT Power Couple” 

Travis Alabanza
"One of the most prominent emerging queer artistic voices"

Kate O’Donnell
Artistic Director of TransCreative 

Raquel Willis
Black transgender activist, award-winning writer, and media strategist

Juno Dawson
Bestselling author, screenwriter, occasional actress


BOOKS

Beyond Magenta - Transgender Teens Speak Out, Susan Kuklin.
A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard, Alex Bertie
A brave firsthand account of online personality Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, as well as a groundbreaking guide for transitioning teens.
Long before he became known for his YouTube videos, Alex Bertie was an isolated, often-afraid transgender teenager looking for answers. In this revolutionary memoir and valuable resource, Alex recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible, highly researched explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness.
It can be hard for questioning teens to believe in a brighter future, let alone find any sense of community. Here, with clarity and compassion, Alex writes as a supportive older brother for transitioning teens, their allies, their parents, and anyone looking to better understand others - and themselves.

Trans Britain, Our Journey From The Shadows, Christine Burns.
Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: Time declared 2014 a ‘trans tipping point’, while American Vogue named 2015 ‘the year of trans visibility’. From our television screens to the ballot box, transgender people have suddenly become part of the zeitgeist.
This apparently overnight emergence, though, is just the latest stage in a long and varied history. The renown of Paris Lees and Hari Nef has its roots in the efforts of those who struggled for equality before them, but were met with indifference – and often outright hostility – from mainstream society.
Trans Britain chronicles this journey in the words of those who were there to witness a marginalised community grow into the visible phenomenon we recognise today: activists, film-makers, broadcasters, parents, an actress, a rock musician and a priest, among many others. Here is everything you always wanted to know about the background of the trans community, but never knew how to ask.
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