Sometimes it’s really obvious when someone is being transphobic towards you, for example if there is physical violence or an easily identifiable insult. But other time’s it’s less clear.
There is no one specific offence in law of transphobia, instead, transphobia is dealt with by lots of different laws.
We’ve written a few examples below. Treat them as a guide but remember they’re not exhaustive
If you have been treated less favourably in other areas of your life because of your gender identity it is discrimination.
A Gender Recognition Certificate automatically leads to a new birth certificate in the acquired gender and allows greater legal recognition, such as the right to marry.
You might have already contacted the police because you’ve experienced a transphobic incident. Or there could have been another reason, such as reporting a crime, being stopped by the police or other unwanted or unasked for contact.
If you do experience transphobia it should be your decision of what to do following an incident.
There are a number of options available if you decide to get advice or support.
On Saturday 19 February Galop will be at a Bar Wotever event specially for those aged 13-26
with Performance, DJs and installations.
As part of LGBT History Month 2011 Galop and Stonewall Housing will be launching Living London – a groundbreaking oral history project which examines the history of housing and policing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in London over the last twenty-five years – viewed thorough these two community organisations.
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