On 14 March 2011 the Government launched Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward, which sets out the actions the Government is taking to tackle lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inequality.  They recognise transgender issues are often distinct and sometimes need to be addressed separately.

Their first e-bulletin, issued on 11 April, included an online survey asking for our views and ideas. This received a large number of responses which will apparently help to inform the development of the first ever cross Government transgender equality action plan, to be launched later this year.

The second Government Equalities Office transgender e-bulletin has now been released. One of the findings of the first survey was that health was the top priority for respondents. To gather more insight into this important area, this e-bulletin contains a more focussed survey just on health. The e-bulletin can be found here: http://www.equalities.gov.uk/pdf/2nd%20transgender%20e-bulletin.pdf

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