Welcome to The Gender Trust, registered charity (no. 1088150) helping Trans People and all those affected by gender identity issues.
Who Do We Help?
The Gender Trust is a listening ear, a caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity, or whose loved one is struggling with gender identity issues.
- People who might be Transgender, Transsexual, Gender Queer, people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth or those who are simply unsure
- We also provide support and information for significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFAs)
- In addition to our services for individuals we also provide a range of services for corporate clients ranging from help when an employee is transitioning through to awareness training and advice on relevant on equality and employment law. The Gender Trust is an authoritative centre for professional people who encounter gender reassignment and related issues in the course of their work. In particular this group includes employers, human resource officers, health workers and information services.
- The charitable objects of The Gender Trust are:
- To relieve the mental and emotional stress of all persons who are in any manner affected by Gender Dysphoria related to Transgenderism
- To protect the good mental and physical health of all such persons
- To advance public education about all the aspects of Gender Dysphoria related to Transgenderism, Transsexualism.
- To promote relief from stress and isolation for any such persons by way of self help and mutual support from the membership of the Association.
The Gender Trust today
The Gender Trust has a membership organisation for trans people which provides a quarterly magazine and a confidential contact directory that enables members to make one to one contact with each other for mutual friendship and support. A team of volunteers from among the membership act as regional contacts.
The Gender Trust has continued to expand its range of activities and increase the effectiveness of its voice in a rapidly changing social climate.
In 2001 it became clear that more support, information and education were needed among the general public, particularly in the workplace. The Gender Trust introduced a Corporate Membership scheme through which organisations or employers receive specialised information and input from the Trust in return for an annual membership fee.
Representatives of the Trust regularly give talks to a wide range of organisations in the fields of medicine, employment, social care, etc. They also attend national exhibitions to promote the work of the Trust, particularly among employers and Human Resources managers.
The Gender Trust is an active participant of advisory panels and community groups particularly working with Police Authorities and Local Government.
Gender Trust representatives can attend workplace situations where a member of staff is undergoing gender reassignment to facilitate the process on behalf of employee, employer and work colleagues.