It feels like it’s been a long soggy autumn and we all need a pick me up. So we are marking this year’s countdown to Christmas with an extra special gift to you - our GenderGP advent calendar. We have invited some familiar faces, plus a few friends, to share a photo and a festive wish with our community. These will be displayed on our social media channels to brighten up your December days. You can find us @GenderGP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We hope that you enjoy it.
Join us in celebrating our awesome community this festive season by sending us your favourite winter picture of yourself, together with your Christmas wish for the trans community and we will upload it to our photo gallery. Email Aby
Is the binary model of gender outdated? In this guest blog post, Samantha Jane Smith, a member of the GenderGP community and a scientist working in aerospace, considers what the future holds for the binary model of gender. Read her post in full here
What it's like to go viral
We spoke to graphic artist Cammie Sturch about her piece ‘Coming out’ and how a post on Facebook led to her work going viral.
Darlene Tando on social transition The subject of social transition in young gender expansive people is never far from the news, so we tackled it head on with gender specialist Darlene Tando.
Find out what she said here
make up tutorial: How to cover beard shadow We recently asked our followers on social media what makeup tips they would find useful. A key topic for many transgender women was covering beard shadow. Here, our regular GenderGP blogger and makeup expert, Jessica Blackler, explains how to achieve a flawless base here
Gender Confirmation Surgery podcast In this episode of the GenderGP podcast, Danica Rain talks to Dr Helen and Marianne about the importance of getting the right surgeon for you and why the trans community has to be prepared to fight for their right to access better care, rather than being grateful for what they can get.
My NHS trans journey: November
As we move into December and we start the countdown to 2020, I wanted to take a moment to reflect. It has been eighteen months since I started diarising my experiences on HRT. I am always acutely aware that those who read this will be at different stages on their journey. Some may have yet to start, others may be mirroring my experiences and, of course, there will be those who are far ahead...Read More
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Christmas surgery hours Please note that we will be running a reduced operation over the Christmas period, from Tuesday 24th December 2019, at 6pm, until 9am on Monday, 2nd January, 2020. As a result, responses may take a little longer the unusual to process. We will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Should you require a prescription to cover the festive period, requests should be with us no later than 17th December 2019. All blood results should be submitted by then too, in order to ensure plenty of time for review and for prescriptions to be issued.
We'd love to hear from you...
Whether you would like to share your experiences as part of our community or you would like us to visit your trans support group, as part of the GenderGP roadshow – get in touch.