A publicly-funded transgender lobby has called for the abolition of legal gender records and birth certificates, as well free sex change hormones available to people of any age.
Action for Trans Health (ATH) has trained hundreds of NHS staff across the country and its leader Jess Bradley, 29, was at the heart of last year’s Transgender Equality Inquiry by the Government’s Women and Equalities Committee.
The group has this week released a radical manifesto, which makes a number of controversial demands of the UK health system and how it treats transgender people.
Jess Bradley (pictured), 29, who is registered as the director of Action for Trans Health (ATH) on Companies House, gave oral evidence at the Government inquiry into transgender equality last year
ATH has this week released a radical manifesto, which makes a number of controversial demands of the UK health system and how it treats transgender people
Entitled the Trans Health Manifesto, it reads: ‘We demand an end to birth certificates and to legal gender. Gender records should be anonymised, and only ever recorded as part of equalities monitoring.
‘Birth certificates are not just a violence against trans people, they are a material to the state’s oppression of ‘undocumented’ immigrants and asylum seekers.
‘We demand hormones & blockers are made available over-the-counter and by free prescription upon request.
‘We need free, universal access to safe hormones & blockers at any age, the opportunity to decide our own doses, and universally accessible information on the safety & efficacy of different regimens.’
It continues by demanding an end to NHS control over transgender patient appointments, hormones and surgery.
The statement reads: ‘There will be no clinics, and no authorities. We will conduct our own research, and experiment with our own bodies.
‘We will heal and grow together. We will accumulate knowledge and share it freely and accessibly.
‘We demand nothing less than the total abolition of the clinic, of psychiatry, and of the medical-industrial complex.’
The manifesto was tweeted by ATH’s Edinburgh branch, but has also been circulated on the group’s main Twitter account.
Bradley (pictured) has been known to excuse violence and was arrested at this year’s Glasgow Pride festival after protesting against gay police officers being allowed to staff the event
A statement on the central website however, claims the views of the Scottish branch are ‘more explicitly anarchist’ than the London one.
Bradley, who is registered as the director of ATH on Companies House, gave oral evidence at the Government inquiry last year, with the group cited seven times throughout.
The committee’s report recommended updating legislation to allow people to choose their sex legally without the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. That is now part of a consultation launched by the government on the Gender Recognition Bill.
She has been known to excuse violence and was arrested at this year’s Glasgow Pride festival after protesting against gay police officers being allowed to staff the event.
ATH has tweeted images with messages saying ‘the only 10,000 cops is 10,000 dead cops’ and ‘no pride in the police’.
In September it hit the headlines for a clash with Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists – (TERFS) who believe only real women are those born with female genitals – in London’s Hyde Park.
It happened on the way to an event scheduled to discuss gender issues but ended in a 60-year-old grandmother being knocked off her feet and punched in the face.
Maria MacLachlan said she heard activists at the event chant ‘when the TERFs attack, we fight back’ and decided to pull out her camera.
When protesters saw her, she was attacked.
The Edinburgh ATH branch tweeted saying the TERF group had ‘used Nazi tactics’ and posted images of signs reading ‘punch Nazis’.
Bradley, who was formerly known as Josh, was not at the event, but claimed her group’s actions were in ‘self-defence’, the newspaper reports.
ATH is an NHS England consultation partner and the health service funds several of its events.
In a statement on its website posted today, the group says it ‘doesn’t think it useful to respond to the allegations made about us’.
It says: ‘This weekend, Action for Trans Health has been targeted by the media.
‘We do not think it is useful to respond in detail to the allegations made about us as we do not feel that they are made in good faith or that the points they raise offer an accurate reflection of our diverse membership’s positions.’
MailOnline has contacted ATH for further comment.