Trans Resource Bank

This section of our website will be regularly updated with publications and resources providing information and guidance for trans people and service providers on a range of issues from legal rights to health and wellbeing.

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Transgender Hub

The Transgender Hub is a news and advice website that aims to provide accurate and current information/articles to the transgender, transsexual, crossdresser and LGBTQ community.


Transgender Support Groups

This online directory lists Transgender support groups around the world!


Our Guide to Gender Recognition Certificates

A primer on how to access Gender Recognition services, and how to deal with potential barriers.

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The 'Feeling Happy with my Gender' Fix: A Generation in Transition

A Generation in Transition offers a unique insight into the lived experiences of young people transitioning genders and will provide policy makers with a powerful resource for understanding their lives through their voices; because the real experts are those who know the most – the young people themselves.



Trans Youth in Foster Care: Know Your Rights


Three Circles Fostering, an independent fostering agency based in the north west recently consulted with some young trsns people in Manchester to inform the publication of a new resource for anyone who is supporting trans young people who are in foster care.


Guidance for improving the experience of trans and non-binary people in tertiary education

This fully updated guide shows how educational staff can best support trans and non-binary people.


Including non-binary people: guidance for service providers and employers

Resource from Scottish Trans Health including definitions of non-binary; Top Tips on Service Provision and Employment and a Glossary of terms related to Gender Identity.

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Providing Affirmative  Care for Patients with  Non-binary Gender  Identities


Non-binary people face unique barriers to affirmative health care, many of which are not  experienced by other transgender people. This guide describes these needs and solutions for healthcare providers. 


CliniQ have a wealth of resources online

A team of friendly and open health & well-being professionals and trans* community members, who are dedicated to enhancing the lives of trans* people, their partners and friends. CliniQ offer a queer inclusive and non-judgemental sexual health and well-being service to trans* clients, members of the trans* community, their friends and families.


Better Health logo Barriers to health faced by transgender and non-binary black and minority ethnic people - Better Health

Published: May 2016

Research has demonstrated that access to health care is a major determinant of good health, particularly for trans and non-binary individuals. Moreover, being able to disclose identities, behaviors and concerns to heath providers in order to have honest conversations has been demonstrated to be a crucial piece of the collaboration between patients and their providers.

There is a clear need for a focus on the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender identity, exploring how this crossroad of identity impacts the experience of accessing health care of these individuals.

Key messages

  • Transgender and non-binary black and minority ethnic people need improved and more equitable access to health services.
  • There is a need for increased access to social services/behavioral health for these individuals.
  • Health professionals in all health related fields should be required to have additional trainings to support their work with this community.
  • There is a demonstrated need for additional research examining the experiences of these individuals with health care services, both in the community and academia.


First Steps: An introduction to trans inclusion - Stonewall 

Published: April 2016


This resource seris explores best practise for supporting trans employees in the workplace. 

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'Sexual Health Guide for Trans & Non-Binary Young People in Northern Ireland' - Gender JAM and SAIL

Published: April 2016

If you’re a young trans/non-binary person, it can be really hard to find information on your sexual
health. This guide was written by young trans and non-binary people, for young trans & nonbinary
people, and only contains information that’s useful for young trans & non-binary people.
Because we often have different sexual health needs, and often different bodies than cisgender
(non-trans) people, we’ve put together a booklet for our own community to help us live safe,
fulfilling sex lives.

This doesn’t replace other sexual health guides – if you want the low-down on contraceptives,
safe sex and relationship support, you should check out other sexual health guides too. This guide
covers what others don’t – how being a young trans person affects your sexual health. 

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'Voting in May’s NI Assembly Elections' - Sail NI

Published: March 2016

Voting in this May’s Northern Ireland Assembly elections is an important way to have your say on the future government of Northern Ireland. On May 5th, hundreds of thousands of people across the province will turn up to vote for the candidates in their local area which represent them best.

However, for many trans and non-binary people, getting on the electoral register and voting can be difficult due to problems with records, name changes and photo identification. This page explains how to change your details, get on the register, get acceptable photographic identification and vote on May 5th.

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'Guidance for doctors treating transgender patients' - General Medical Council

Published: March 2016

The first report of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (pdf) highlighted significant concerns about doctors’ lack of awareness and consideration in treating transgender patients. These web pages aim to help doctors see how the principles of Good medical practice apply in relation to trans patients and also to explain doctors’ duties under the Equality Act 2010 and other legislation.

The information on these pages starts from the principles in our following guidance for doctors:

  • Good medical practice
  • Good practice in prescribing medicines and devices
  • Confidentiality

Our guidance is relevant to doctors across the UK whatever their area of practice. Some of the advice on these pages will be most relevant to doctors working in primary care in England and Scotland, but the principles are the same for doctors in every specialty throughout the UK.

  • Treatment pathways
  • Prescribing
  • Respect, confidentiality and the law
  • CPD and other useful information
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'Inclusivity - Supporting BAME Trans People' - Sabah Choudrey and Gires

Published: February 2016

This resource has been made with the interests, safety and rights of BAME trans people at the core, to help improve support and raise awareness for this community. It also includes research and references specific to the UK, as BAME trans research is so often USA-centric, adding to the knowledge that these communities can relate to. This guide will benefit not just BAME trans people, but the people who support them, including LGBTQ and trans organisations, employers, family and allies.

‘Inclusivity’ takes an intersectional approach and understanding that identities are complicated and layered. It acknowledges that BAME trans people do have different experiences due to culture and faith. It aims to help you find answers to questions such as:

This project has been commissioned by Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES), put together by graphic designer Soofiya Andry, and lead by Sabah Choudrey, an LGBTQ BAME Consultant and Activist.

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'Supporting Patients Accessing Gender Identity Services' - NHS: Brighton and Hove Clinic Commissioning Group

Published: February 2016

This guide is for GPs on the care of patients accessing NHS Specialist Gender Identity Services (SGIS). Trans people are entitled in law and policy to equal access but health inequalities remain and trans people have not always had a good experience of NHS care. This guide aims to enable GPs to get ‘up to speed’ on some of the key issues. 

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'PrEP FAQs' - Prepster

Published: January 2016

PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond. and its related activities are produced by a volunteer group of London-based HIV prevention activists. We are independent from any statutory or voluntary sector organisations.

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'Gender Recognition: Where Next? - UK Trans Info

Published: January 2016

This report summarises the findings of a survey undertaken during November and December 2015 in collaboration with the Non-Binary Inclusion Project.

The survey, entitled ‘Replace the GRC – but how?’ was created in response to calls for reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, in the wake of a Transgender Equality Inquiry conducted by the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee.

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'Changing my name and title' - UK Trans Info

Published: January 2016

There are a lot of misconceptions about how a person can change their name, yet in fact is is quick, easy and free. UK Trans Info have made a detailed guide on how to change your name and title.

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'Falling through the cracks: Non-binary people's experiences of tarnsition related healthcare' - Action for Trans Health

Published: November 2015

The following report is based on the experiences of 114 non-binary people who have tried, with various degrees of success, to access transition related healthcare both privately and through the NHS. These findings reflect themes often discussed by non-binary people in self-generated media such as vlogs and blogs and within support groups, including self-medication, fear of treatment being refused, people feeling that they must present as binary in order to get appropriate treatment, being out as non-binary leading to negative experiences of healthcare services, and long waiting lists. 


‘Your body, your health’ – Men’s Health Forum

Published: November 2015

Written and developed by trans men, Your Body, Your Health - Health choices made easy for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people explains the various aspects of transition healthcare in an easy-to-read, non-technical way to help you:

  • make decisions about your own wellbeing
  • deal with the challenges you might meet when dealing with a health care system (and wider society) which can still tend to think in terms of two fixed genders. 


‘Knowledge is power’ – Gendered Intelligence

Published: November 2015

Knowledge is Power is a project funded by Awards for All. It aims to gather knowledge generated through a series of youth sessions, as well as research and writing carried out by a diverse team of GI community members.

At Gendered Intelligence we think knowledge is not the same as information. Knowledge is something that comes from within. Knowledge comes when an individual has received information but has processed it in a way that offers meaning to their life.


‘Providing services for transgender customers: a guide’ – Government Equalities Office

Published: November 2015

Good practice guidance on providing services that are inclusive of transgender people as customers, clients, users or members.

This guide, produced in partnership with Gendered Intelligence, sets out guidance and good practice examples to help service providers ensure transgender people are welcomed, included and valued as customers, clients, users or members, and to ensure they are treated fairly and appropriately. It also aims to help service providers comply with the law.


‘Recruiting and retaining transgender staff: a guide for employers’ – Government Equalities Office

Published: November 2015

Guidance for employers on recruiting and retaining transgender employees.

This guidance, produced in partnership with Inclusive Employers, is designed to provide employers with practical advice, suggestions and ideas on the recruitment and retention of transgender employees and potential employees. It is also a useful guide for the managers of trans staff and for trans staff themselves. It also aims to help employers comply with the law.

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‘Guide to UK legal Gender Recognition’ – UK Trans Info

Published: November 2015

Guide on how to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate under the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This guide was created by UK Trans Info with support and funding from the Scottish Transgender Alliance.

This booklet will explain what gender recognition is, what the eligibility requirements are, how to make the application and what happens once you have applied. It will also guide you through the additional steps you’ll need to take if you are married or in a civil partnership. If you need any more help then you can contact us or one of the other organisations listed at the back of the guide.

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‘Preventing suicide among trans young people: a toolkit for nurses’ – Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Public Health England (PHE)

Published: May 2015

This toolkit is a collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Public Health England (PHE).

This is primarily for nurses who work with children and young people, whether in community or hospital settings, including:

  • school nurses
  • practice nurses
  • accident and emergency nurses

The toolkit aims to:

  • develop skills and knowledge and recognise the wider context of mental health in relation to LGBT sexual orientation and identity.
  • provide a general outline for health professionals looking to increase their skills and knowledge around suicide prevention strategies with LGBT young people
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Embracing your gender identity is an amazing thing, but navigating coming out, school uniform, legal rights, talking to doctors, and everything else can be tricky on your own, so Minus18 produced OMG I'm Trans!

Made by trans young people, for trans young people, covering all the things we wanted to as young gender diverse people coming out! 

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‘The Tucking Masterpost’ – Fairy Shark Mother

Published: February 2015

Are you a CAMAB transfeminine person who’s sick of only ever seeing resources for CAFAB trans people on your dash? Are you just coming out to yourself and struggling with Peak Dysphoria? Are you a CAFAB trans person who wants to support the people above? Then here’s a post for you!

This is a post about tucking!

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'Primed - A Sex Guide For Trans Men Into Men' - Queer Trans Men

Published: 2007 and updated 2015

Primed: A Sex Guide for Trans Men Into Men was the first sexual health resource written by and for gay, bi and queer trans men. It was first published in 2007, and updated in 2015. Based on an Ontario-wide assessment of the sexual health needs of gay, bi and queer trans men, Primed prioritizes our diverse bodies, desires, and sexualities. This resource will spark discussion about the many ways that trans men have sex and how we interact with our gay/queer men's communities.

Topics covered in the guide include: disclosure, finding sex and cruising, safer sex and harm reduction, HIV and other STIs, and more!

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'NHS Interim Protocol Guide' - Action For Trans Health

Published: September 2014

Our guide to what you should expect when seeking out transition related treatment on the NHS.

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‘Coming Out - A coming out guide for trans young people’ – LGBT Youth Scotland

Published: July 2014

This guide has been written by transgender young people, who
have drawn on their own personal experiences to make the process
of coming out as a trans young person easier for others. Whether
you are certain that you are trans or are unsure about your gender,
this guide is written to help you understand your own feelings and
how to share them with others when you feel ready.

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‘Trans Privacy Law’ – Galop

Published: May 2014

This fact sheet answers some questions about legal protections for
the privacy of trans* people who give their information to services.

Everyone has the right for their personal information to be kept safe by organisations they talk to. On top of that, trans* people have extra legal protections if they have applied for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) to get the law to recognise their gender. Whether that applies to you or not, organisations should treat you with respect, call you by the name you as them to use and not share your information without your consent except in rare


‘Trans Men – Trans Health Matters’ – Terrence Higgins Trust

Published: June 2012

There are many sexual health guides out there, so why is this one different? 
Because transmen are different; have different bodies and therefore experience different risks to the general population


‘Trans Women – Trans Health Matters’ – Terrence Higgins Trust

Published: June 2012

There are many sexual health guides out there, so why is this one different?

Because trans women are different; have different bodies and therefore experience different risks to the general  population. It’s not always easy for trans women to find correct information about sex and sexual

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'Living My Life - Information for trans people' - Sexual Health Sheffield

Published: May 2011

An engaging 28 page A5 booklet providing information about people who identify as trans or who are beginning to explore their gender identity.

The booklet features inspirational and affirming photographic images of people with a trans identity.


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'Domestic Violence - a resource for trans people' - NHS

Published: August 2009