In July, we published a story about the multiple challenges Covid-19 has created for trans and nonbinary people. Over the next few months we will run a short series looking at issues affecting local transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse (trans) communities, driven by people’s lived experiences. While focusing on healthcare, we hope the stories will help shed some light on what life is like for the people actually facing these issues, challenging the stigma and lack of information which often affect their public perception.
Struggle for trans health equality
‘Puberty blockers are safe and reversible. So why do campaigners want to deny access to them?’
I recently interviewed Jacob, a young transmasculine dad, about his experience of pausing his testosterone treatment to conceive a child with his husband. Reproductive futures...
‘She was just left to it’: bereaved mother slams mental health care before death of her trans daughter
Family of Alexandra Greenway, who died in 2019, say she was let down by unfit and under-pressure NHS services, and by a ‘trans-blind’ approach that leaves people’s needs unmet.
Where to find out more, access support, and/or donate:
- Bristol Mind – mental health charity running the country’s first trans hotline
- Trans Pride South West – organising an annual pride festival and more
- Bristol Transcaf (firstname.lastname@example.org) – informal social group for trans and intersex people in Bristol
- Freedom LGBTQ+ – young people’s charity in Bristol
- Kiki Social – space for queer and trans people of colour in Bristol
- Gendered Intelligence – UK charity working with trans people aged 18-25
- Gires – UK Gender Identity Research and Education Society
- Mermaids – UK charity working with trans children and young people
- Purple Rain Collective – UK collective space for queer, trans and intersex people of colour
- Stonewall – UK LGBT charity