Archives Against the Gender Clinic: Historicising Britain’s Trans Health Crisis
This LGBT+ History Month, Dr Jack Doyle explores the history of the UK’s ongoing – and often overlooked – trans healthcare crisis. While J.K. Rowling and American challenges to trans youth’s healthcare provision frequently make the headlines, few outside British and Irish trans communities are aware that transition-related care has become virtually inaccessible through the NHS.
This talk considers the complex history of the current crisis alongside other queer health crises like HIV/AIDS, explores what’s unique about British medical approaches to gender and sexual nonconformity, and draws on the speaker’s own experience as a historian and long-time queer health organiser to offer historically informed ways forward towards trans health justice.
The lecture is being organised by the LGBT+ Advisory Group and the Equality and Diversity Unit, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law. It will be followed by a drinks reception.