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Confident teachers are better able to support their trans students, or those questioning their gender identity.
Teachers who are aware of what 'trans' means - and have an understanding of the terminology and vocabulary around gender - are better equipped to tackle trans discrimination, transphobic bullying and abuse, and trans hate crime.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
How adequate are the services that provide care for our most vulnerable members of our communities?
From the cradle to the grave, however vulnerable an individual might be, gender non-conformity is likely to reduce a person's life chances even further if their needs are poorly understood, and ignored..
Transphobic speech, bullying, assault, and discrimination are all unlawful and impact tremendously on the victim's physical and mental health. This is exponentially amplified if the hate comes from withing the community .
Transphobic discrimination against someone who is visibly trans is often a barrier to people who rent privately.
Homelessness is possibly the most vulnerable situation for a trans person to encounter.
Hate Crime is monitored by the police:. Transphobic hate crime is one of the five strands that are recorded and monitored.
When transphobic discrimination, hate crimes and incidents occur we need to ensure that those who are affected are confident that they will be taken seriously, and that they will be adequately supported.
Equally perpetrators need to know that they will be dealt with as diligently as they would be for any other hate-crime.
Collaborative working creates a valuable dialogue in which safety and protection of transgender people in our communities can be improved. Transphobic prejudice, discrimination, incidents, hate crime must not be tolerated.
From general practice, to specialist gender identity services, navigating issues and expectations of gender-variant patients can be present professionals, and unnecessarily traumatic for patients.
Often G.P.s have little experience of transgender related physical and sexual health. Understanding of what gender identity is needs to discussed.
The journey that begins when an individual steps into the doctor's office is often a monumental one. Whilst one patient is met with a supportive response, positive, without personal judgement another person's visit might be fraught with misunderstandings and misinformation.
We want to work with practitioners and open up a valuable dialogue. We want to raise awareness so that patients have realistic expectations, and professionals are confident in their .understanding of trans health.
For adults with queer & trans gender identity only:
The agenda and the discussion is decided within the forum.