Below are some resources on trans issues and on supporting trans people in Northern Ireland.
Cara-Friend NI have published a guide for trans young people at school or college called Bein’ Yerself: A Guide to Transitioning in Education which is a short, illustrated guide about your rights at school.
The resource is available as both a PDF download or as hard copies on request.
Terminology and Language
It can be difficult to get language right if you don’t know the basics. See the page on terminology and language around trans issues for a basic introduction.
Other online resources
There are several other online resources which provide comprehensive information on trans issues for people in Northern Ireland, particularly UK- or Ireland-wide sites. Please find some of these below.
UK Trans Info
UK Trans Info provides information on trans and non-binary issues across the UK, including resources on how to change your name, details on gender recognition and help for organisations. See their Resources section for details.
- Visit UK Trans Info’s resource section on their website
- Follow UK Trans Info on Facebook
- Follow @UKTransInfo on Twitter
There is a general lack of relevant research on many trans issues in Northern Ireland, but significant work has been done on some areas, and comprehensive research has been done in other parts of the UK & Ireland. See below for some of the research produced.
- “Grasping The Nettle”: Experiences of Transgender Youth Living in Northern Ireland
- “Luck of the Draw”: Experiences of Trans Individuals Reporting Hate Incidents in Northern Ireland
- Healthcare Issues for Transgender People in Northern Ireland
The following research was conducted outside Northern Ireland.