Come out for trans equality

by Noctis Online


Art & Culture October 19, 2018

The below article is a reproduction of official advice set out by Stonewall, the leading LGBTQIA+ rights charity, with regards to the Gender Recognition Act Consultation, which closes tonight at 11pm.

We have a rare opportunity to improve trans rights. Come Out For Trans Equality and have your say on reforming the Gender Recognition Act.

What’s wrong with the Gender Recognition Act?

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) governs how trans people can have their identity legally recognised. This was groundbreaking in its time – it’s now seriously out of date and needs reform.

At the moment, trans people have to endure a long and demeaning process to ‘prove’ their gender identity. It’s not just distressing, it’s complex, costly and inaccessible to many trans people.

Stonewall supports a reformed Gender Recognition Act that:

  • Requires no medical diagnosis or presentation of evidence for trans people to get their identity legally recognised
  • Recognises non-binary identities
  • Gives all trans people, including 16 – 17-year-olds, the right to self-determination, through a much simpler and more streamlined administrative process


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