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Who we are

We are a group of trans equality focused organisations working together on a ground-breaking five-year project, funded and supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which aims to create lasting change for trans communities in the healthcare and criminal justice systems.


The TRANSforming Futures project came from a need to create space for, and make a record of, trans communities’ ideas, experiences and voices. This is qualitative research led by, and focused on, a diverse range of trans people in England.  


The proposals included in these reports are not policy recommendations, and they do not represent the view of any one organisation or individual. We have foregrounded a range of suggestions from trans people themselves, with the hope that they will spark further discussion and future action, some piloted as funded projects with TRANSforming Futures partners.

TRANSforming Futures is a partnership between


Get to know us



Be is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We work to improve the lives of Trans and Non-Binary people throughout the North East and West of England and beyond through our peer support groups and social events. We are also looking to run a programme of health and wellbeing events in the near future and we offer online support

UK Black Pride

UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQI+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern-descent.


Stonewall campaigns for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere.

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CliniQ is a Community Interest Company.  We offer a holistic sexual health, mental health and wellbeing service for all trans people, partners and friends. We are a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services.

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Consortium is a national specialist infrastructure and Membership organisation that works to strengthen and support LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights. Consortium’s Trans Organisations Network (TON) is community-led and develops a strategic voice for the trans sector across the UK

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Galop is an LGBT+ anti-violence charity. We support all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

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Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence (GI) is a trans-led charity working across the UK. We work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.

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The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) provides national and international education and support to improve the lives of gender diverse individuals of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender. GIRES works with the other groups in this field to empower the people it serves and their families.

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Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.

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Organisers of the Sparkle Weekend, the world’s largest free-to-attend celebration of gender diversity, and advocates for the inclusion of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people in education, business, the public sector, and wider society.

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