[Perspectives] GIRES: e-learning for transgender health training
The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) was established as a UK-based charity in 1997 by my husband Bernard Reed with the support of transgender activists. We both serve as Trustees. We are the parents of a trans woman who transitioned in a very hostile work environment where she was continuously bullied, causing her to attempt suicide. We helped her to mount a legal challenge against her employer, which she won. The aim of GIRES is to prevent such events happening to other transgender and gender non-conforming people, and to improve their lives.