Government Consultation on the Gender Recognition Act – Institutional response

As you may know the government currently has a consultation open for their upcoming review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA). Following this review, transgender people will retain their rights under the Equality Act 2010, but the review will determine the procedure under which their gender identity can be legally recognised – at the moment this procedure is very long, expensive, medical, and bureaucratic, and so the consultation provides an opportunity for transgender people and allies to support a change to the law to make it less complex and more inclusive.

The EDI Team is coordinating Hallam’s institutional response to the consultation and we are inviting SIGNAL members, Trans Inclusion Working Group members, HROD Leadership Team, and Allies to join is in one of two drop-in sessions where we will discuss our institutional response to this important consultation.

The session are taking place as follows:

Thursday 11 October 12-1.30pm Oneleven 11006 (Ground Floor)

 

Thursday 11 October 4-5.30pm Howard 5421 (Level 4)

 

 

Please follow this link for the full consultation document https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721725/GRA-Consultation-document.pdf

Stonewall also have some handy tips on responding to the consultation which can be found here https://www.stonewall.org.uk/gender-recognition-act

We do hope you can join us for one of the sessions and look forward to seeing you there. You don’t need to book a place,  just turn up to the session most convenient for you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Hayley Parker on Hayley.parker@shu.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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