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Tell us what you think about trans rights

The MixThe Mix Posts: 2,507 Community Managers
So the government are doing a consultation on the Gender Recognition Act - the key piece of law that allows people to change the gender they are assigned at birth. This was last updated in 2004 and so there is a lot that could be updated to reflect a more modern understanding of gender. We are really keen to share young people's views on this, and so we have put together a short form for people to share some thoughts. 

We would like anyone that is affected by this law, to share your thoughts. You could be:
  • Someone who is transgender, or questioning your gender identity
  • A friend, relative or partner of someone questioning their gender or who is transgender
If you want to share your thoughts, you can fill in our survey here.

Have a great weekend!

Ed and the Team
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  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,358 Fanatical Poster
    edited October 2018
    We would like anyone that is affected by this law, to share your thoughts. You could be:
    • Someone who is transgender, or questioning your gender identity
    • A friend, relative or partner of someone questioning their gender or who is transgender
    I was wondering if you thought people aren't affected if they don't meet these criteria or if it's a mistake? A lot of the debate and heat around the topic regards issues like entitlement to safe spaces, prisons, sports, changing rooms etc. which affects a lot of other people too. I would've been interested to take the survey however I am neither of those things listed, maybe you'll miss out a lot of others' opinions?

    Thanks,
    Aidan (:
  • The MixThe Mix Posts: 2,507 Community Managers
    edited October 2018
    Hey @Aidan,

    This is a good question.

    The Government has been clear that the proposals outlined within this document have the aim of reforming the Gender Recognition Act (2004). When it comes to safe spaces, prisons, changing rooms and such, those transitioning will still be protected under the Equality Act (2010), which isn't going to be changing. :) As a result, we are focusing our responses on those young people who are personally transitioning and those close to them, who will be directly affected by the GRA.

    Not sure how well I explained that - does that make sense?

    Mike
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  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,358 Fanatical Poster
    edited October 2018
    I realise others who are affected by where the law allows trans people to access have opinons too, including strong opposition, but I can see now that isn't what you're looking at.

    I wasn't sure which act does what- but that's more clear and makes sense, thank you (:

    Aidan
  • The MixThe Mix Posts: 2,507 Community Managers
    edited October 2018
    No worries @Aidan - I didn't fully get it at first either. Legislation is a complex thing. :tongue:

    Mike
    We're Mike, Italia and Ed - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
  • The MixThe Mix Posts: 2,507 Community Managers
    Just giving this a bump, last chance to share your thoughts. Remember, if you know someone who is trans or non-binary, you can still add your thoughts too :3

    Ed
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