I thought that applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate would help me change my bank details - after my application to do so was repeatedly refused without ID with my new name and gender.
I can’t put my life on hold for two years so that other people can decide if my gender is correct.'
But the process is just so archaic and ridiculous. I shouldn’t have to pay to prove I exist as woman to three strangers. I can’t put my life on hold for two years so that other people can decide if my gender is correct.
If the process was easier, I could live knowing I won’t be outed by anyone other than myself. I wouldn’t have to beg doctors or institutions to recognise me for who I am.
That really isn’t asking too much, is it?
The consultation to reform the GRA is now closed. But campaigning for trans rights is not over.