Gender identity

Stonewall recognises that many trans people are also lesbian, gay and bisexual and often trans people encounter homophobia and experience homophobic hate crime. Although Stonewall does not directly lobby or advise on trans issues, we work closely with trans organisations and ensure the people we work with understand the distinct experiences of trans people. We help those organisations find further information.

Useful links:

  • a:gender 
    The support network for staff in government departments/agencies who have changed or need to change permanently their perceived gender, or who identify as intersex.
  • Depend 
    Depend is a support network linking friends and families of transsexual people
  • Gender Identity Research and Education Society
    GIRES provides information, training, literature, website material and policy advice to organisations in the public and private sectors, including health and social care, as well as support for the families of transsexual people
  • Mermaids
    Family support group for children and teenagers with gender identity issues
  • The Gender Trust
    The Gender Trust offers help and support to adults who are transsexual, gender dysphoric or identify as transgender
  • Press for Change 
    Press for Change is one of the leading organisations involved with the development of legislation and best practice in all areas connected with the equal rights and liberties of all trans people in the UK

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