The team at NGA Law were delighted to be part of the Trans Healthcare Conference in Bristol, organised by Policy Bristol, the Trans Equality Legal Initiative and Mermaids. Sue was invited to be a speaker on the legal panel. She spoke about UK family law for trans adults and children, including trans fertility and birth registration and her 27 year experience of children cases heard in the family court involving trans parents and children. Sue was joined on the panel by other leading practising and academic lawyers working in civil liberties for trans prisoners and children’s rights.
The conference was a one day interdisciplinary conference, and other sessions covered trans children’s access to medical pathways with input from the UK’s Tavistock Clinic and Professor Johanna Olson-Kennedy who provided a window on the US experience, practical issues facing trans adults accessing healthcare, and breakout sessions covering diverse topics including recent research on trans ageing and care, an initiative providing training to health care providers and soon-to-be-published research on trans male pregnancy.
NGA Law and Brilliant Beginnings were happy to support the conference as a sponsor, and Natalie also addressed the conference about the legal and surrogacy work we do with trans adults and parents of trans kids.29 March 2019, Bristol University, gender diversity, Mermaids, Natalie Gamble, non-binary, Sue Breen, TELI, trans, Trans Equality Legal Initiative, Trans Healthcare Conference, transgender