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Gendered Intelligence
  1. Susan Quilliam
  1. Writer, Broadcaster, Consultant and Trainer, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Susan Quilliam; susan{at}susanquilliam.com; http://www.susanquilliam.com

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Who are you?

Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Our vision is of a world in which people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued. Our aim is to increase understanding of gender diversity, putting the voices of young trans people at the heart of our mission.

What do you do?

We work predominantly with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives, namely the broad spectrum of people who feel they are gender-variant in some way including, but not limited to, transsexual, transgender, non-binary and gender queer people. We particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8–25 years.

How did the organisation come into being?

Dr Jay Stewart was volunteering for a trans masculine support group in the London area. Some of the younger people attending said: “We need a space too. There are things that are highly relevant to us that aren't really being addressed here”. Then a colleague circulated a funding opportunity by The Wellcome Trust and we created a plan for an arts-based project that involved young trans people from across England.

What we noticed throughout this …

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