Melton Borough Council

Protected Characteristics

Gender Reassignment and the law

More information on the protected characteristic of ‘Gender Reassignment’ can be found here:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-act/protected-characteristics

Transgender information, useful contacts and links:

Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for the transgender community. They support the transgender community, together with their partners and families, as well as advising and training on transgender issues.

Chameleon Group is a Leicester based social group for the trans community and their families.

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS),The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales

Equality and Human Rights CommissionGreat Britain’s national equality body which has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. They use their unique powers to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights.

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender..

Leicester LGBT Centre is a voluntary organisation set up to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Mermaids work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public

Press for Change is a political lobbying and educational organisation which campaigns to achieve equal rights and liberties for all transgender people in the UK, through legislation and social change.

The Gender Trust For all those affected by gender identity issues.

Transunite is an online resource for local support groups.