A person has the protected characteristic of gender reassignment if the person is proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purpose of reassigning the person’s sex by changing physiological or other attributes of sex. A person making this change is described as a 'transsexual' person
Gender reassignment does not have to involve any medical supervision. For example, a person who chooses to reassign his or her gender and lives permanently as the opposite sex without having any hormonal or surgical therapy is protected
The Gender Recognition Act (2004) provides transsexual people with legal recognition in their acquired gender, subject to some specified exceptions.
The guidelines for international competition have been superseded by recent changes to the IOC guidelines. You can find the IOC guidelines by following this link. The Sport Councils Equality Group are reviewing their guidelines for international competition and will be updating these alongside adding more resources.
We have also provided links to organisations that provide information, training and support.