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?
If you live in England or Wales please take five minutes to write to your MP today. Tell them why you support trans equality and ask them to write to the government showing their support.