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
NHS waiting times for trans people in Bristol skyrocket during Covid
We talk to trans women in Bristol who are waiting for urgent hormones, mental health treatment and surgery.
Writing on the wall: why trans and nonbinary people in Bristol are speaking out
This series will look at issues affecting local trans communities, driven by people’s lived experiences.
Covid-19 brings difficult times for Trans people in Bristol as government expected to ditch reforms
Accessing trans healthcare was already a difficult and lengthy process and during the pandemic, it’s virtually ground to a halt. It comes as the government is expected to announce it has ditched plans to allow trans people to self-identify.
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