Resources for Young Trans People
Gendered Intelligence has produced a number of resources by and for transgender, transsexual and gender questioning young people in the UK and beyond. You can view them as PDFs for free, or purchase hard copies of our sexual health booklet.
Trans Youth Sexual Health Booklet
The Trans Youth Sexual Health Booklet for young trans people was produced by Gendered Intelligence youth as part of a "You Know You" Young Leaders Sex and Relationship Project at Terence Higgins Trust. The project allowed young trans people, who may not have not accessed mainstream sexual health education (due to a lack of relevance to their own bodies and/or discomfort with the topic) to learn about sexual health. This booklet was written in response to the project and is aimed at young trans people and their partners.
You can download your copy below.
Trans Youth Sexual Health Booklet (PDF: 481KB)
A Guide For Young Trans People in the UK
This booklet was produced by young trans people and gathers stories, sources, facts and tips that these young people believe might be useful to anyone questioning their gender. This project was funded by the Department of Health's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Advisory Group in 2007.
"When I saw it... I was absolutely blown away - and it's quite emotional in a way to simply be able to hold such a groundbreaking piece of work in my hands. Please pass on all our thanks to the young people who worked so hard to produce it - they can be very proud of what they've achieved. Everyone I spoke to about the booklet was impressed; we can't wait to get it promoted far and wide into the places where it can help support young people and those involved with them." - Christine Burns
Guide for Young Trans People in the UK (PDF: 750KB)
Sadly hard copies of the booklet are no longer available, but the PDF version can be downloaded above.
'Free To Be Me' E-Zine
The "Free to be me" project looked to introduce the topic of Hate Crime to our young members, and looked at knowing one's rights. It was carried out in collaboration with Galop. Galop is an anti-violence charity that works in London with everyone who has experienced homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. They also work with people who have experienced any violence, safety issues or problems with the police, but would prefer to talk to a lesbian, gay, bi, trans, or queer community organisation about it. The message of the project was "If it feels wrong, then it is wrong".
We have additional resource including Gendered Intelligence reports, a section for professionals and our conference reports, which are available via the links below:
- Resources for Families
- Gendered Intelligence Reports & Resources
- Resources for Professionals
- Trans Community Conference Reports
- Resources produced by other organisations
- Links to other useful organisations
Knowledge is Power
Knowledge is Power is a project funded by Awards for All. It gathered knowledge generated through a series of youth sessions, as well as research and writing carried out by a diverse team of GI community members.
At Gendered Intelligence we think knowledge is not the same as information. Knowledge is something that comes from within. Knowledge comes when an individual has received information but has processed it in a way that offers meaning to their life.
Our Knowledge is Power project will provide you with lots of information but it’s up to you to convert that into knowledge.
If you do this we think that you will be empowered to make decisions that will enrich your life.
Alongside the information on our website we encourage you to look on other websites, visit libraries, talk to people, watch films, TV programmes and videos so that you can form your own views. We have linked to lots of other sites too and offered signposts where we can.
Converting information into knowledge is about learning about the world around us and about who we are. It’s also about changing ourselves and the world for the better! Sharing our own knowledge with others is about ensuring that knowledge circulates and benefits the whole of society.
This section includes information about:
- Language and Pronouns
- Legal and Social Recognition for Non-Binary people
- Resources for non-binary people
- Trans people and faith
- Trans Community Organisations and Support Groups
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