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Gender Affirmation

Gender affirmation* is a way of describing a person’s transition or their intention to transition. These are the steps a trans or non-binary person may take to live in the gender with which they identify, and these steps are different for everybody.

*The terminology used in the Equality Act 2010 is ‘gender reassignment’ but we use the term ‘gender affirmation’ on the advice of our Rainbow network. This is because gender affirmation is a more inclusive term and one that the LGBTQ+ community at Newcastle would like the wider NU community to support. Gender reassignment is a legal term in the Equality Act 2010 and must be used when writing legal documents, such an Equality Analysis document.

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