Transphobia

This section provides advice on transphobia and transphobic hate crime. It provides some suggestions on how you can get help if you experience transphobia. Galop supports all people who experience transphobia, regardless of sexual orientation. You can contact us on our helpline if you would like help or advice. Where we talk about the law, […]

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What Is Transphobia?

People’s gender identities and expressions are naturally diverse, however, in the UK; gender is often understood to be binary.

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How I Tell If It’s Transphobia

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.

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What Is The Difference Between Transphobia And A Hate Crime?

There is no one specific offence in law of transphobia, instead, transphobia is dealt with by lots of different laws.

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What Are My Rights?

It’s your right to live as the gender(s) you know yourself to be.

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What’s Not OK?

We’ve written a few examples below. Treat them as a guide but remember they’re not exhaustive

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Transphobic Discrimination

If you have been treated less favourably in other areas of your life because of your gender identity it is discrimination.

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Gender Recognition Certificates

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.

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What Are My Rights With The Police?

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.

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What Can You Do If You Experience Transphobia

If you do experience transphobia it should be your decision of what to do following an incident.

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Getting Advice and Support

There are a number of options available if you decide to get advice or support.

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How Can Galop Help?

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