A letter to Ms Alison Rose, CEO of the NatWest Group

Dear Ms Rose I write to you as CEO of the NatWest Group to express a number of concerns arising out of NatWest’s response to the Women and Equalities Committee on 26th November 2020. This letter is signed by a number of others, some of whom are customers of NatWest and who have indicated thisContinue reading “A letter to Ms Alison Rose, CEO of the NatWest Group”

GRARG meeting 29th October 2020

Thanks to all who attended and shared their stories. We remain open to all. The next meeting is 12 November 2020 8pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4247888422 We found ourselves with renewed focus after the announcement of two important consulations: Toilet provision for men and women And We agreed to meet again on 12th November in order to discussContinue reading “GRARG meeting 29th October 2020”


The Gender Recognition Act Reform/Repeal Group had its first meeting on 24th June 2020. It was born out of increasing anger and despair at the current state of our public debate – or lack of it – around issues of fundamental importance to women. We wanted to turn those negative emotions into positive action. WeContinue reading “THE GRARG MANIFESTO”

First Draft of the GRARG Manifesto

October 3rd 2020 All comments welcome. Either comment below the post or email sarahvphillimore@gmail.com EDITS 4th October IN BOLD Comments in italic Thanks to all for your comments. If you made them on Twitter, apologies if they got lost, I may not have captured all. With regard to the ‘self evident’ truths I think weContinue reading “First Draft of the GRARG Manifesto”

Friend or Foe?

At the third meeting of GRARG at 8pm on 2nd September we will be discussion the results of our contact with MPs. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4247888422 As you can see from the spreadsheet below, as of August 30th we have an idea about the position of 140 MPs and SMPs. However, only 10 are basedContinue reading “Friend or Foe?”

2nd Meeting of GRARG

Policy and strategy discussions 15th July 2020 NEXT MEETING: 22nd July IF there is a Government announcementZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4247888422OTHERWISE: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 8pm This document is a mixture of some strategy proposals made by one group member and a summary of action agreed at the meeting on 15th July.The strategy proposals are presented asContinue reading “2nd Meeting of GRARG”

Children and gender identity

Issues around education and medical treatment. Some useful resources and commentary Briefings from Transgender Trend https://www.transgendertrend.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RSE-and-gender-identity-briefing.pdf https://www.transgendertrend.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RSE-Parliamentary-Briefing-No-Outsiders.pdf Child-on-child sexual abuse in schools:www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/09/child-on-child-sexual-assaults-soar-police-figures-reveal Marcus Evans, former Director at the NHS Tavistock and Portman Trust:www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/03/tavistock-centre-gender-identity-clinic-accused-fast-tracking-young-adults Susan Evans, phycologist and former nurse at the NHS Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS). Her request for a judicial review:www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/11/fear-young-trans-patients-could-sue-nhs-negligence-former-tavistock/ Kirsty Entwhistle,Continue reading “Children and gender identity”


The law and its development Legal commentary Development of the law regarding gender ID in the European Court Home Office Report of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Transsexual People April 2000 The Forstater Employment Tribunal judgment: a critical appraisal in light of Miller Karon Monaghan February 2020 To sum up: statute and case law recognises aContinue reading “RESOURCES”