Gender Recognition Act 2004
In this film we follow boylesque and burlesque performer Mark Anthony as they undergo top surgery and perform for the first time in the body that reflects how they identify. The performer is a trans-masculine non-binary drag king who identifies as neither male nor female. Under the UK’s 2004 Gender Recognition Act, Mark’s gender doesn’t legally exist.
A former Tory minister also told the equalities secretary she had caused "crushing disappointment" in the trans community by rejecting calls for change.
Against all odds, we emerged a united front, refusing to allow our existing protections to be touched, writes Gendered Intelligence's Cara English.
Liz Truss says changes will not be made to the Gender Recognition Act, but reveals three new gender clinics will be opened in 2020.
Measures enabling trans people to change their birth certificate without a medical diagnosis are to be scrapped by Boris Johnson.
A new report by Ditch The Label shows that politics is the main driver for harassment of the trans community online in the UK. The study assessed over 1.5 million instances of transphobia online in the past three and a half years. It found that while race is the most common driver in the US, in the UK the majority of abuse, 27 percent, was motivated by politics. CEO Liam Hackett points to the UK Government consultation on the Gender Recognition Act in 2018 as a driver for transphobia becoming politicised in the UK.
Transgender campaigners and some feminists are bitterly divided about the idea of self-identification.
"Labour has quietly changed the definition of ‘woman’ without consulting women."
The woman, who was assigned male at birth, had been told she had to wait she was 65 to make a claim.
The Equality Act means transgender women and men can still legally access appropriately-gendered bathrooms, they say.