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TRANSforming Futures

Creating lasting change for trans communities within healthcare and criminal justice systems.

We aim to fund and create projects designed by the trans community, for the trans community, that will make trans people safer when coming into contact with healthcare and criminal justice systems.

 
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About

The TRANSforming Futures project brings together 9 partners: Be:North, CliniQ, GalopGendered Intelligencethe Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), LGBT ConsortiumMermaids , Sparkle, and Stonewall & STAG. It has been made possible by the National Lottery Community Fund.

 

Our work

It is important that our work is by and for all of the different trans communities within England.  

With this in mind we started by creating space for trans communities to create their own ideas for solving issues trans people face when coming into contact with healthcare and criminal justice systems.

 

Healthcare

We spoke in-depth with trans people from all regions of England in workshop settings about their experiences of healthcare. First they were asked to map the biggest issues for trans people in healthcare, then to design their own solutions to these problems.

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Healthcare Report

The subsequent report seeks to elevate the voices and ideas that came from the TRANSforming Futures workshops.

 

“To get healthcare, someone has to see you as a whole being, if you’re white, cis, straight, male, it’s easier to see that someone as a whole. When you’re anything that deviates from that category, they start nit-picking at everything. You can’t be autistic and trans. You can’t be queer and have mental illness. These things are pitted against each other. They can’t see the complete person.”

Participant, Trans People of Colour Workshop.

 

Criminal Justice

We spoke in-depth with trans people from all regions of England in workshop settings about their experiences of criminal justice systems. First they were asked to map the biggest issues for trans people in criminal justice contexts, then to design their own solutions

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Criminal Justice Report

The subsequent report seeks to elevate the voices and ideas that came from the TRANSforming Futures workshops.

 

“I don’t like the idea of prisons. If reporting a hate crime, no mater how bad it is or ignorant, led to prison, what is that going to do? That’s not the outcome I want. We need restorative justice. Any choice we make for the criminal justice system disproportionately affects us too."

Participant, Trans People of Colour Workshop.

 

What is next?

The TRANSforming Futures partnership, with the help of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, will start working on creating and supporting projects by community organisations based on the ideas and solutions created by workshop participants.

A similar community consultation will be conducted with under 18s on their experiences of healthcare, state agencies, and violence.

In the meantime, we encourage community organisations to use the ideas recorded and shared in the criminal justice and healthcare reports as a starting point in discussions about forming their own projects that are for trans communities, by trans communities.

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Under 18 Reports

Creating & Funding Projects

 

Contact Us

If you've got any questions, contact the project manager at trans@stonewall.org.uk