Come Out For Trans Equality
The fight for equality is far from over
Thank you for your help in influencing reform of the Gender Recognition Act
The UK Government consultation on the Gender Recognition Act closed on 22 October. Tens of thousands of people responded to the consultation through the Stonewall website, showing strong support for vital new rights for trans (including non-binary) and intersex people.
The Government will now analyse the thousands of responses to the consultation and develop their recommendations. Hopefully, this will mean a huge step forward for trans equality. Failure to secure these reforms would not just hold back trans people's rights, it would represent a major setback in campaigning to secure LGBT rights and equality.
The consultation may be finished, but the campaign for trans equality is not over.
What can you do now the consultation is closed?
The last few months have shown us what we can achieve when we come together as a movement for trans equality. Together, we need to keep up the momentum so that the Government and our politicians see just how much support exists for trans rights.
That's why we all need to get our friends, family, and networks involved, and show that people across Britain support trans people’s right to be accepted and live free from hate.
We can start by sharing the stories of people like Shash and Roch, so we can challenge the myths and misconceptions about trans people. We can also share a fantastic film, made by Fox and Owl, on their experiences of being trans. Sharing these stories will help people realise that we need everyone to come out for trans equality.
Discover below plenty of ways to Come Out For Trans Equality.
Learn more about the GRA consultation and why it matters.
Read our Q&A of common questions about trans experiences and how to tackle myths and misconceptions often portrayed by the media.
Based on the experiences of over 800 trans and non-binary people who took part in our research with YouGov
A Vision for Change is based on a shared mission: that trans people have the right to live full and authentic lives at work, home and in public
Stonewall Trans Advisory Group (STAG) supports the integration of trans equality across all of our campaigns and programmes
From sharing on social media, putting up posters or submitting to the consultation with your friends everyone has a part to play.
Hear trans voices
From doctors to filmmakers, hear trans people talk about their experiences and views in this series of films made by writers, filmmakers and non-binary trans activists Fox Fisher and Owl.