Gender Recognition Act (GRA) Consultation

The UK government’s consultation to reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) is a real opportunity to improve transgender people’s rights – and lives.

What’s wrong with the Gender Recognition Act?

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) governs how trans people can have their identity legally recognised. This was groundbreaking in its time – it’s now seriously out of date and needs reform.

At the moment, trans people have to endure a long and demeaning process to ‘prove’ their gender identity. It’s not just distressing, it’s complex, costly and inaccessible to many trans people.

Stonewall supports a reformed Gender Recognition Act that:

  • Requires no medical diagnosis or presentation of evidence for trans people to get their identity legally recognised
  • Recognises non-binary identities
  • Gives all trans people, including 16 – 17-year-olds, the right to self-determination, through a much simpler and more streamlined administrative process

“Pride in Surrey support this reform and welcome the community of Surrey to get behind this consultation. Trans and Non-binary people have the right to choose how they are defined and not automatically labeled like an item! Together we should stand in support of this proposed reform and stand with our LGBTQ+ family to build for a better, less judgemental country.” – Stephen Ireland (Chairman) 

Thank’s to Stonewall you can submit to the consultation and have your say. Please click the button below to be directed to the relevant link: 


The mission of ‘Pride in Surrey’ is to celebrate the inclusion and diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) culture and community within Surrey and neighbouring counties.

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