The TransLeeds Rating System is used to objectively assess how trans inclusive a venue or organisation is and identifies areas that can be improved.
Gender Neutral Facilities
Gender neutral facilities, such as toilets, are important to many in the community. For non binary people especially this is an important issue, but even for binary trans people, gender neutral facilities remove the fear of being accused of using “the wrong one”. It is also beneficial to families.
Also, if your organisation records gender or titles, are they inclusive of non binary people? (eg Mx title and gender options besides male and female)
The venue has gendered facilities and does not have gender neutral titles (eg Mx) or supports more than two genders
The venue has gender neutral facilities available or supports gender neutral titles and more than two genders
The venue has gender neutral facilities throughout and supports gender neutral titles and more than two genders
Trans Inclusion Policy
Although it is great when trans people are mentioned in an organisation’s equality policies, it is so much better to have a dedicated inclusion policy for trans people. A dedicated trans inclusion policy can go into detail about the process of updating personal information, support for trans employees, safeguarding, confidentiality, and medical leave. Having a trans inclusion policy let’s your staff and customers know that you are a trans inclusive organisation.
No trans inclusion policy
Partial trans inclusion policy (may be within other policies)
Dedicated trans inclusion policy
Equality & Diversity Monitoring
43% of employers in the UK are unsure if they would hire a transgender person. 33% think they are less likely to hire a transgender person. Only 8% believe trans people should have equal rights in employment. ( https://www.crosslandsolicitors.com/site/cases/transgender-discrimination-in-UK-workplaces ).
It is vital that employers keep records of the number of trans people applying for jobs, and how many are hired.
Does not record transgender people in equality and diversity data
Records transgender equality and diversity data
Trans Awareness Training
Are your workers aware of transgender issues and know how to be respectful? It is surprising how often people don’t know the difference between a trans man and a trans woman, or might know nothing at all about non binary people. Only 8% of employers in the UK say trans people should have equal rights in employment, despite this being included in the Equalities Act since 2010.
At this point in time trans awareness training is essential so that trans people can be confident that they will be welcomed, respected and supported by your organisation.
TransLeeds runs a monthly Trans Awareness Workshop in Leeds that is open to every one. We can also provide in house training tailored to your organisation’s needs.
Does not have trans awareness training.
Has trans awareness training included in other training material, or training is available but not facilitated by a specialist group, or a proportion of staff have trans awareness training.
Trans awareness training is provided to all staff by a specialist group or organisation.
Friend of the Community
Organisation that have gone above and beyond in supporting the trans community in Leeds. They may be consistently outspoken in support of trans people, organise events for the trans community, or support the work of transgender charities.
No data or rating
Friend of the Community
Hero of the Community