TRANS AND NON BINARY
Beyond The Binary — A Magazine for UK Non-Binary People
Cerebral Palsy Group cerebralpalsygroup.com/cerebral-palsy/
Columbus DUI Defenders www.columbusduilawyer.net/legal-resources-lgbtq-community/
DrugRehab.com www.drugrehab.com/guides/lgbtq/ - a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction.
Genderfork - Genderfork is a supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum. click here:genderfork.com
National Trans Police Association
Network Training -Trans Friendly IT Training and Personal Development Courses
Nonbinary Inclusion Project
The Nonbinary Inclusion Project is a grassroots organisation fighting for the inclusion of nonbinary people in law, media and everyday life within the UK.
Press for Change
QueerVIBE - The Queer Voice Interactive Blog Experience. www.qvibe.org
QueerVIBE - Introductory Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yX1T2aNvw4&t=164s
Queer Youth Network
safeT - strength - awareness - freedom and empowerment for Transgender people An excellent Yorkshire based organisation for people who are Transgender. They offer Advocacy, Buddying, Social Contact, Information and Training.
Saltash Aesthetics - Saltash Aesthetics is an independent clinic run by Registered Nurse and Independent Prescriber, Rebecca Pranauskas who has worked for over 10 years in the aesthetic industry.Rebecca offers this safe, long-term solution to unwanted hair for all areas of the face and body. All consultations and treatments are conducted by Rebecca, so you can rest assured that you will receive continuity of care throughout your journey at Saltash Aesthetics. IPL hair removal prices start from £40 per session.
If you would like to speak to Rebecca please contact Saltash Aesthetics on 01752 849 417 or visit www.saltashaesthetics.co.uk Please quote ‘CTSAR’ at your consultation to receive your 10% reduction.
Sexpression:UK - Non-binary gender sexpression.org.uk/non-binary-gender/
Simplyunwind - Trans and LBG Friendly Complementary Therapy Clinic
Scottish Transgender Alliance
Shewee - Shewee is the award winning portable urinating device
Stonewall - The lesbian, gay and bisexual charity
TPSG Trans - TPSG is a Trans Peer Support Group in HULL UK
The Other Halves
The Recovery Village - an organization specializing in substance abuse and believe our website's LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Addiction Information www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/lgbtq/
The Transgender Resource Guide
Trans Media Watch
TransUnite - Trans Unite allows members of the transgender & non-binary communities to find a support group local to them www.transunite.co.uk/
Transgender and Non-Binary People | Just Lincolnshire
Westernboys: Tel: Skype 07811 814 302 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Non-binary Inclusion Project is a UK group focused on spreading awareness of non-binary issues to services. Most recently, they worked with UCAS to ensure changes would be put in place to make their application forms more trans and non-binary friendly. This is their wordpress page, but you can also find them on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.
Beyond the Binary is a UK-focused magazine for non-binary people in the UK which will accept submitted content on a regular basis. If you're creative, have an opinion, or like to write and edit in any way, we'd love to have you write for us. If you're interested in becoming a regular contributor look on their website for more information.
CN Lester is a musician, writer and Non-binary/trans activist. CN’s blog spans topics from politics, entertainment, cookery, events, personal stories and a bi-monthly book club. This blog site is a good resource for a more relaxed, general focus and community connector. CN is also active on Twitter contributing advice, information, resources, campaigns and discussions.
GenderBen is a weekly blog by a PhD student with particular focus on gender identity and research. The majority is very much non-binary focused discussion, resources and information.
Genderqueerid is a platform that aims to provide awareness, information and resources for those whose gender identity falls outside of the gender binary.
Genderqueerid’s GQ Links page offers a full range archived pages linking to resources spanning from medical and legal support, to social media communities and fashion & transitional gear; sub-headings include: Tumblrs, Reddits, Livejournal Communities, deviantART, Websites & FAQs, Organisations & Events, Forums & Groups, Identity Sites, Pronouns & Titles, Articles, Books, Entertainment, Fashion & Transitional Gear, Education & Sex Ed and Social Media
Good Reads offers a comprehensive listing of good reads which have been tagged as ‘gender queer’.
Neutrois.com is a site that includes terms, definitions, resources and support for social and legal transition as a non-binary individual.
Nonbinary Forums - on line community.
Practical Androgyny is a place where you can find information and resources upon relevant topics, prevalence research and rights, legislation and news surrounding gender, more specifically non-binary identities.
New links provided by a young friend of CTSAR Plus:
Resources for Questioning Youth: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans.
OutProud: a site for the National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth. This site contains personal stories, online brochures, libraries, and forum.
Gay Teen Forum: A forum specifically geared toward gay teens.
Gay Teens Resources: An international GLBTQ youth site that shares the latest news and fun activities while providing support and open forum discussions.
The Trevor Project: A national organization that helps with crisis and suicide prevention efforts among GLBTQ youth. Provides confidential questions and answers for non time-sensitive questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.
Being Gay Is Okay: A GLBTQ website that gives information and advice and is specifically for people under twenty-five.
GLBT National Help Center: A telephone and online chat peer-counseling service that is free and confidential for people with questions about GLBTQ issues.
GLBT National Resource Database: With this site you will be able to find GLBTQ organizations and events near you.
Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance Q-munity: A website that is designed to help you feel connected to others with the same GLBTQ questions and concerns, specifically for youths, thirteen to twenty year olds.
Virtual Teen: Forums for teenagers to discuss puberty and sexuality, including puberty, masturbation, sex, homosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality.
Teen Help: A Forum for teens who are questioning their own sexuality, gender identity issues, and other topics.
Teen Line: Teenagers can call this confidential hotline from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST. The website offers email, help, online chat, and message boards for any question a teen might have.
Sex, Etc.: Provides information to help answer any questions concerning GLBTQ issues. This site also contains videos, comics, quizzes, and forums.
Go Ask Alice: Alice will answer any questions about sexual health and orientation.
Ambiente Joven: A Latino/Latina youth resource for GLBTQ teens.
Amplify Your Voice: A great youth-driven blog site that has sections like GLBTQ Rights, Gender and Stereotypes, Sex and Our Culture, etc.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network: Promotes equality is school environments in order to protect the respect and acceptance of GLBTQ students; a resource for bullied GLBTQ students.
Coalition for Positive Sexuality: Promoting a positive attitude towards sexuality created by teens for teens.
Youth Guardian Services: A youth-run, non-profit organization to support GLBTQ individuals. Individuals can share GLBTQ friendly media suggestions.
AntiJen Pages: A transsexual support site that gives high school stories, articles, and advice
NHS Gender Identity Clinics
BANGOR - GIC, Hergest Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales, LL57 2PW. Tel: 01248 384 251
EXETER - Specialist Gender Identity Clinic, The Laurels. 11-15 Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA. Tel: 01392 677077. Email: dpn-tr.TheLaurels@nhs.net
GLASGOW - The Gender Clinic, The Sandyford Initiative, 6 Sandyford Place, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G3 7NB. Tel: 0141 211 8130
LEEDS - Leeds Gender Identity Service, 1st Floor Newsham Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Rd, LS14 6UH, Tel: 0113 305 6346
LONDON - GIC, Charring Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, London, W6 8RF. Tel: 0208 846 1516
LONDON (Specialising in childhood & adolescent gender identity) - The Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA. Tel: 020 8938 2030 Email: email@example.com
NEWCASTLE - Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service, Benfield House, Walkergate Park Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE6 4QD. Tel:
NOTTINGHAM - Nottingham Gender Clinic, Mandala Centre, Gregory Bouleverd, NG7 6LB. Tel: 0115 960 2820
NORTHAMPTON - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Denetre Hospital, London Road, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4DY. Tel: 01327 707200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORWICH - Town Close Gender Identity Clinic, Julian Hospital, Bothorpe Road, Norwich, NR2 3TD Tel: 01603 421710
SHEFFIELD - Gender Dysphoria Service, Porterbrook Clinic, 75 Osbourne Rd, Sheffiled, S11 9BF. Tel: 0114 271 8674
Changing your name
There is a lot of confusing information out there, about this subject. People often talk about “Statutory Declarations” and “Deed Polls” and aren’t sure of the difference. Sometimes people are charged a lot of money for changing their name when the process needn’t be expensive or complicated.
So, what's the difference between a Statutory Declaration and a Deed-Poll?
Unlike a Statutory Declaration, a deed-poll does not have to be endorsed by a legal professional. It can be witnessed by any two other people, as long as they are not related to you. A Statutory Declaration may superficially carry more weight because of the endorsement of a legal professional, but in law they are equally valid as a means of changing your name. You just have to decide which method is more convenient for you.
The Statutory Declaration Method: Changing your name can be achieved simply with a document called a “Change of Name Deed”. A Deed is a legally binding promise. You can download a template Change of Name Deed here. Fill in the relevant parts of the Deed, but don’t sign it. Make an appointment with a solicitor and tell them that you would like them to whiteness a Change of Name Deed. At your appointment you will have to swear an oath in front of someone, saying that you promise to abandon your previous name and thereafter always be known by your new name. Then the Deed document will be signed and dated.
While you’re at your solicitor’s appointment, ask them to make some authorised copies of your Deed, which you can use to send to all the relevant people who you will need to inform of your name change.
You’ll have to pay a small fee for your appointment, which can be as little as £5 or £10, but check the cost when you make the appointment.
The Deed-Poll Method: A Deed-Poll name change is an almost identical document, but it is witnessed and countersigned by any two other people (not relatives), who do not have to be legally qualified, and you don't have to swear an oath in front of a legal professional. We have come across this company who provide downloadable deed-polls for a reasonable price. It may be a useful option for you.
(Other similar websites are available, but prices vary widely)
Changing Pronouns: To change from being addressed as female – Miss/Mrs; she/her/hers – to having a male address – Mr.; he/him/his – you will also need a second piece of documentation: a letter from your Gender Clinic or GP, preferably on headed paper, stating that you are currently undergoing gender re-assignment and that you intend to live as male from now on and that you should be afforded every courtesy and consideration as such.
As with the Change of Name Deed, get your Doctor to make some copies and write “AUTHORISED COPY” on them and sign them for you.
When you have your signed Change of Name Deed and your Doctor’s letter, you can send an authorised copy of each to all the relevant people/organisations (such as your bank, the DVLA, the DWP, your employer, your gas/electricity suppliers etc.).
It’s a good idea to include a signed covering letter, explaining that you are transgender/transsexual; that you were born female but are now undergoing gender re-assignment to live permanently as male, and that you wish to be addressed with your male identity hence forth. You can also request replacement documents, such as a driver’s license; a cheque book; a credit or debit card, etc. in your new identity.
It is your legal right to live in your preferred gender role. (As long as you are not doing it for fraudulent reasons!) Changing your name and how you are addressed is part of that legal right. If anyone challenges you over this, remember the law is on your side!
It is illegal for anyone to discriminate against you because you are intending to undergo, are undergoing, or have undergone gender transition, even if you have not had or do not intend to have any medical gender-reassignment treatments, but have self-determined to live permanently in your preferred gender-role.