In March 2012 The NI Policing Board published their Human Rights Thematic Review:  Policing with and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals.  Access the full review here, or the overview here.

PSNI Trends in Hate Motivated Incidents and Crimes Recorded by the Police in Northern Ireland – 2004/05 to 2011/12

WPATH Standards of Care for Transgender People (Version 7) – The World Professional Association for Transgender Health promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals through the articulation of Standards of Care (SOC) for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People.  The overall goal of the SOC is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist  transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment. This assistance may include primary care, gynecologic and urologic care, reproductive options, voice and communication therapy, mental health services (e.g., assessment, counseling, psychotherapy), and hormonal and surgical treatments. While this is primarily a document for health professionals, the SOC may also be used by individuals, their families, and social institutions to understand how they can assist with promoting optimal health for members of this diverse population.

Employment Discrimination and Transsexual People – by Dr Stephen Whittle, PH.D. Reader in Law Manchester Metropolitan University.  Based on a survey in late 2000, this report describes how between 1996-99 the legal responsibility of employers to protect gender variant employees in the workplace was clearly established by several test cases and new government regulations.  The report describes how, during the period 1996-99, the legal responsibility of employers to protect transsexual employees against sex discrimination in the workplace was clearly established by several test cases and new government regulations.

‘Do You Mean Me?’ – The latest equality awareness survey carried out by the Equality Commission NI, which looks at trends in public attitudes towards particular groups in society; personal experiences of discrimination and knowledge of rights and protections.  It considers who is most likely to express negative feelings and who is most likely to be the target of their prejudice.  Click on the document title to link to the Summary of the Findings of the survery, or click here to link to the relevant page of the Equality Commission NI website where you can download the full report, an Easyread Version of the report, the ‘Do You Mean Me?’ poster, and Conference Videos from the launch of the survery findings at Titanic, Belfast, in 2012.