If you’re a trans young person in school and college, you have the right to:
- Use whatever name and pronoun you want.
- Decide who knows you’re trans, and when and how to tell them.
- Use whatever toilet you feel most comfortable in, including gender-neutral toilets.
- Ask for support.
- Be taken seriously!
Under the Equality Act 2010, you don’t need any documentation (like a letter from a doctor or your parents) to “prove” that you’re trans, and you don’t need to undergo any medical or social changes, to have these rights.
You don’t need to deal with have to deal with transphobic bullying. This is a hate crime and you can report it to school, college or the police.
You can download a poster with this information on here:
You can also download the Trans Inclusion School Tookit, produced by our friends at Allsorts Youth Project: