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Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! 

On this TDOV like no other, we send our love out to the community and we encourage you to stand proud - however you choose to do so during lockdown! Remember you are not alone, we see you.

 With love from all of the team at GenderGP x

Owning my Trans Identity
To mark TDOV 2020, GenderGP’s head of therapy, Marianne Oakes, shares her thoughts on her relationship with her trans identity in this guest blog post, read here

Struggling to get blood tests & Injections? 
Over the past few weeks, as the realisation has dawned of the ways in which we are all individually being impacted by coronavirus, we have been looking at how we might be able to alleviate some of the stress. As such we have introduced some measures which we hope will help. Read about how you can access blood tests and alternatives to injections during self isolation here

Ireland's progressive attitude to trans rights
Aoife Martin is a passionate trans rights activist. In this guest blog she shares her personal experience of living as a trans woman in Ireland and how her country’s attitude to trans rights should serve as an inspiration to many.
Read the article in full here

 

From Sally to Shay - the GenderGP Podcast S5 E1

Shay Robertson talks to Helen and Marianne about his journey as a trans man, from the very first meeting with his GP, through surgeries and on into his role as a trans advocate. Together they explore some of the key questions around surgeries for masculinisation as well as providing guidance on how to work with your GP, and where you can go to get the support you need. Listen here.

 

Transitioning in older age

Guest blogger Samantha Smith, shares her first hand account of transitioning in older age and poses the question of who has it hardest: older or younger trans people? Read here.
 

A Trans woman's take on self isolation - Marianne Oakes
Thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak, the subject of self isolation is on everybody’s lips but this is not a new concept to trans people. In this blog post Marianne shares her tips for coping when times get tough. Read the article in full here

A message from our founder 

Dr Helen Webberley shared her words of support for the trans community along with a clear message that we will do all we can to continue to support those who need our help. Read her message here 

Service Announcements
With so much going on we have introduced this page to the GenderGP website to keep you up to date. We will be updating it weekly so please check in on a regular basis. Read here.

My NHS trans journey: March '20

When I started my transition I left a lot of old friends behind. As many transgender people will know, the fear of rejection can be so overwhelming that all too often, rather than tackle the issue head on, and risk a negative response, we remove the threat by walking away....Read More

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.

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