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‪Thank you @sadiq for inviting the Mermaids team to the #Pride Reception at City Hall last night. . It’s so important to transgender children and their families to see visible support by such notable trans allies as the @mayorofldn 🙌🏻💕‬

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‪Thanks to @lucy_fizz for nominating Mermaids as one of the #charities to receive a donation from @HunterBoots following the launch of their Pride Play Boot today! 🌈🥾 . As the only nationwide UK charity supporting trans kids and their families, we welcome the support 🙏🏻 . #StandUpForTransKids #PrideMonth2019 #pride #trans #transgender #pridemonth #mermaidsuk

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‪Mermaids have partnered with @giveusashoutinsta to provide a FREE 24/7 crisis text support across the UK 📲 . Text ‘Mermaids’ to 85258 to speak confidentially to a trained Crisis Messenger Volunteer‬. . More information ⤵️‬ ‪ https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/crisis-support.html ‬ . @giveusashoutinsta is the UK arm of @crisistextline, set up as part of the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex @heads_together programme ⤵️ https://www.giveusashout.org . #️⃣ #trans #transgender #helpline #textline #text #mentalhealth #mermaidsuk

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‪⭐️WE’RE HIRING⭐️‬ ‪3 x Service Development Officers - UK-wide‬ . Want to join a passionate and dedicated award-winning #charity providing support to trans & gender-questioning kids and their families?‬ . Full details ⤵️‬ ‪https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/recruitment.html‬ . #️⃣ ‪#Recruiting #Hiring #transgender #trans ‬#charitywork #jobs #job #training #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #newjob #mermaidsuk

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This IDAHoBiT 2019 Mermaids pledge as a charity to continue to support all transgender, non binary and gender questioning children and young people, and their families. . No matter how hard, no matter the backlash, and ignoring the negative comments - because trans lives matter, especially the lives of those who are so often ignored and discounted because of their age. . One of our Mermaids trustees wrote their thoughts on why support for trans people is still so very much needed in 2019..... https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/idahobit.html . #idahobit #idahobit2019 #transgender #trans #transkids #mermaidsuk

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Delighted to be supported by @dazed contributing beauty editor, @thomasdekluyver who is donating the proceeds from his share of his new book “All I Want To Be” to Mermaids. . Your words and visionary work is an inspiration to our young people and their families. 💋💄❤️🙏🏻 . ➡️ https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/44400/1/thomas-de-kluyver-make-up-all-i-want-to-be-idea-book-identity-gender-self . #️⃣ #alliwanttobe #fashion #art #beauty #photography #trans #transgender #mermaids

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‪Thank you to @heads_together and Harry, Duke of Sussex for helping us reach out to families around the world! 🌍🤝🌏‬ . @harpersbazaarus @Tatlermagazine @ETCanada @MSNBC @people @glaad‬ @sussexroyal . #princeharry #trans #transgender #mermaidsuk #transkids #royalfamily

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⭐️WE’RE HIRING! ⭐️ Due to an escalating demand for our services we have four new roles up for grabs. Come and join a fantastic team making the world a better place for #trans kids! . More info ⤵️ https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/recruitment . #️⃣ #recruiting #hiring #charityjobs #charity #recruitment #jobsearch #transgender #events #corporateevents #job #jobs #mermaidsgender #transkids

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Looking forward to meeting the Duke of Sussex at a @heads_together roundtable event tomorrow at @ymcaenglandandwales Wales working with other organisations to support young people. We’re bringing a friend for the latest edition to the @KensingtonRoyal Family 🧜🏻‍♀️ . #mermaids #transkids #transgender #trans #royalfamily #royal #princeharry

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We ♥️ @emmawatson - thank you for sharing this picture of @mermaidsgender kids with their mum’s for Mother’s Day and Transgender Day of Visibility 💕 #WithTheT #MothersDay #TDoV #BFIFlare #TransDayOfVisibility #ProtectTransKids #TransParentLove #AllAboutTrans @amandas_photo

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We’re blown away by this - A gamer #hbomberguy ( @Hbomberguy on Twitter) is currently undertaking a marathon gaming session to raise money for Mermaids- playing Donkey Kong from start to finish and is streaming it LIVE ➡️ https://m.twitch.tv/hbomberguy . What’s even more amazing is that he’s already raised over $30,000 and is only half way through!!! 🎉😳 . We’re overwhelmed by this generosity and can’t thank him or his donators enough. As a small gesture of thanks, we’re giving him and the top 10 donors a Mermaids goody box 🎁🧜🏻‍♀️🎉 . #metmaids #trans #transgender #gaming #donkeykong

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We have a NEW helpline number: 0808 801 0400 - It’s FREEPHONE and won’t show up on your phone bill! . To any #transgender young person looking for someone to listen, or for those who stand by them who may need support - we’re here for you! . 🖤EMBRACE 🖤EMPOWER 🖤EDUCATE . #️⃣ #mermaidsuk #mermaids #transgender #trans #transkids #mtf #ftm #nonbinary #dysphoria #gender #transgirl #transboy

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We’re proud that Mermaids CEO, Susie Green is one of the experts contributing to the Children’s Chapter for #WPATH 8 . You can hear her speak about her experience as the parent of a #transgender child at the ‘Child & Adolescent Panel’ event on Sunday. #WPATH2018

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Families with trans kids are finding it hard right now. But they wanted everyone to know the positives that have come from supporting their child. . See the amazing tweet-thread on Twitter with so many positive stories of happy trans kids! ⤵️ https://twitter.com/mermaids_gender/status/1051455866086588421?s=21 . Feel free to share your own experiences on Twitter or below with the hashtag #ButterflyEffect🦋 #Butterfly🦋

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We can’t wait to see #Butterfly on @ITV tomorrow at 9pm, that for the very first time on primetime tv, will give people across the UK a window into the lives of a family with a #transgender child. . Read our statement ahead of the first episode on our Facebook page @mermaidsgender . . . #️⃣ #trans #transgender #butterfly #drama #mermaids #transkids @annafriel @scandalous_13 @stonewalluk @gaystarnews

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‪This weekend we’ve been so proud to have seen the unveiling of the new bust co-created by Mermaids kids, designed by @UKSculpture and amazingly organised (and cheered on by) @sacha_coward - Go see it at @RMGreenwich 🧜🏻‍♀️⚓️💙‬ . . #️⃣ #mermaidsuk #mermaids #sculpture #maritime #trans #transgender #transkids #art

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We’re excited to announce that following his incredible appearance on the X Factor, @felixjshepherd is donating ALL proceeds from the sale of his new single (released 21.9.18) to Mermaids🧜🏻‍♀️💕 . Watch his astonishing audition again here ⤵️ youtu.be/9GBVVMupX_s . . #️⃣ @thexfactor #xfactor #xfactoruk #xfactoruk #trans #transgender #transman @robbiewilliams @simoncowell @louist91 #music #singing #mermaidsuk #charity #amazing

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Mermaids CEO, Susie Green is going to be holding a workshop at the #StillHere event supporting the transgender community in #London on Saturday 8th September. Visit www.TransgenderSafetyConcern.co.uk for more information and tickets 🌐 #transgender #trans #transkids #transwomen #transmen #nonbinary #mermaidsuk

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Some trans people are aware of their gender identity at a young age, that’s why we want transgender children to be considered in the current GRA Consultation. We’re asking for everyone to support trans kids in their response to the government - Please read our statement on our pinned Facebook post. Here is a statement by the parents of a young trans child to explain why it is so important..... . . #IKnowWhoIAm . . ************** . We are the parents of G who transitioned from female to male at age four in February 2018. G has been telling us he is a boy, asking us when he will become a boy and when he will grow a willy from about the age of two and a half to three years. Since then, we have always allowed him to express himself as he needed, but as soon as G started school, it became apparent to both us and the school that he needed the world to see him as he saw himself. . We started using male pronouns, a few weeks later he cut his hair and in May, he told us he would like to change his name to G. We have been completely led by him. . The school have been incredibly supportive, as have all the children. It is a small rural school, and he has very quickly been accepted as G. . We have a totally different child, he is suddenly here, alive - there is joy in his eyes and he is now a far more confident child who is thriving at school and has taken up drama and street dance classes. This is not the child we had before. . This is all very simple to G, this is no big deal- he understands that he has a female body, but to him he has always been a boy. He has no concept of policy or laws, he is just a boy who wants to have fun. He was female for only four years and in the Education system for just five months as female, why should his legal gender stay as female for the next thirteen years? It does not sit right with us. . If we want to raise a generation of children that are happy and free from mental health issues, we have to listen to them, to their needs and intuition. We therefore believe that it is G’s and every other gender-variant or transgender child’s right to change their legal gender. . . . #️⃣ #transgender #trans #transkids #gra #mermaids #mermaidsuk

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To all the transgender children and young people and those who stand by them, who may need support in the face of media misinformation and hostility - We are here for you. . You are not alone. . 📞 0344 334 0550 📧 info@mermaidsuk.org.uk . 🖤EMBRACE 🖤EMPOWER 🖤EDUCATE . . . #️⃣ #transgender #trans #transkids #genderqueer #queer #genderfluid #nonbinary #nb #transforsure #transexual #transboy #transgirl #lgbt #lgbtq #mermaids #mermaidsuk #IKnowWhoIAm

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For parents who have a child starting a new school / going back to school in September after transitioning, it can be an anxious time. We’ve put together a few pointers that we hope will be of help to parents and teachers to make the new school year as stress-free as possible. . ▪️ Your child has the right to receive an education without fear of bullying or harassment - just because they’re trans, doesn’t make it acceptable. . ▪️Don’t be afraid to bring issues to the attention of teachers, no matter how small - it’s often easier to stop things before they escalate. . ▪️If your child is a victim of transphobic hate, report it. Work with the school to ensure they deal with the issue and don’t sweep it under the carpet. If needs be, report it to the police - this doesn’t mean you have to proceed to investigation or prosecution, but it is then logged. Galop are wonderful at offering support: http://www.galop.org.uk/ . ▪️Your child has the right to access facilities that align with their gender identity, this includes toilets and changing areas - The 2010 Equality Act covers this. If you choose to use alternative facilities offered, that’s fine too! https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/assets/media/Equality_Act_Advice_Schools.pdf . ▪️Your child should be able to wear the school uniform that aligns with their gender identity. . ▪️Your child should be able to be known as their chosen name and pronouns at school. A deed poll is not required for this. Should they wish to enter exams in their new name a deed poll will be needed. The school should then update your child’s official records used by examination boards. . ▪️You do not need to notify any other parents about your child’s transition / trans status - either when they transition or on school trips, or other events. If you want to, that’s fine, but it’s not an obligation. . ▪️Point schools in the direction of school guidance from legitimate sources, such as ‘Brighton & Hove Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit’ (https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/assets/media/Trans-Inclusion-Schools-Toolkit.pdf) or ‘East Sussex Schools Trans Inclusion Toolkit’ (https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/assets/media/East%20Sussex%20schools%20transgender

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Finally getting time to read @christineburnsmbe book “Trans Britain” 📚 Particularly loving the dedication page 💕 . . . . #️⃣ #transgender #trans #transkids #transman #transwoman #transmen #transwomen #transformationtuesday #transformation #nonbinary #genderqueer #queer #gender #enby #transpride #pride #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqa #lgbtqi #mermaids #mermaidsgender #mermaidsuk #girlslikeus #selfmade #selfmademan #ftm #mtf #amab #afab

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Mermaids are asking for children and young people under 18 to be considered in the GRA consultation. If you want to know why and want to find out how to help, read our statement here ⤵️ . https://www.facebook.com/192046384225479/posts/1742222849207817/ #IKnowWhoIAm . . . . #transgender #trans #transmen #transwomen #transkids #mermaids #nonbinary #gra #lgbt #lgbtq

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‪Today’s @dailymail asks if children of 11 know their gender? ‬ ‪The answer is Yes!‬ ‪On @sparkle_weekend & @prideinlondon 9 of our amazing trans kids celebrate the first ever Mermaids prom and share their inspirational stories! #SparkleWeekend2018 #LondonPride‬ ‪http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5926807/Are-children-young-11-really-capable-making-life-changing-decisions-gender.html‬ #️⃣ #mermaidsuk #pride #pride2018 #transgender #trans #transkids #prom #lgbt #lgbtq

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Truly awesome and amazing young people today on the @vicderbyshire show, could not be prouder 💙💚💙 Watch it all here 👉🏻 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b8rpf4/victoria-derbyshire-02072018 #️⃣ #victoriaderbyshire #mermaidsuk #trans #transgender #transkids

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‪🌟 WE’RE HIRING 🌟‬ ‪3 NEW MER-MAZING PEOPLE NEEDED TO JOIN OUR FRIENDLY TEAM‬ ‪ 🔘 Chief Operating Officer‬ ‪🔘 Fundraiser‬ ‪🔘 Moderation Support Worker‬ ‪More details & job description here ⤵️‬ ‪https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/recruitment.html‬ #️⃣ #mermaidsuk #charityjob #hiring #recruiting #fundraisers #newjob

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We’re really thrilled that Mermaids has been named as the nominated #LGBT #charity for @queerpromuk Rainbow Ball! 🎉 We’re gonna be there with our dancing shoes on Fri 3rd August to kick off @PrideBrighton this year! 🕺🏻💃💕🏳️‍🌈 Come join us!🌈👇🏻 https://www.outsavvy.com/event/1315/summerqueerprom18 ☀️ #queerprom2018 #brighton #Trans #Transgender #mermaidsuk

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Amazing two days at @lush #lushsummit talking about the importance of using the correct pronouns. We also got some of these EXCLUSIVE ‘Mermaid’ bath bombs 🧜🏻‍♀️🛀💚 Heaven! #Lush #pronouns #trans #mermaids #bathbomb

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‪The Mermaids team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018‬ ‪ ✨❄️💙❄️✨‬ ‪Our helpline is open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day from 10am-4pm* and Mon-Fri from 9am-9pm over the rest of the festive period.‬ ‪📞0344 344 0550‬ *Webchat will not be available on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day. Non-urgent enquiries can be sent to: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk More information can also be found on our website: www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

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Mermaids wholeheartedly supports this fantastic event by @think2speak and we’ll be reading #AreYouABoyorAreYouAGirl along with everyone else!📚 What a wonderful way to educate about gender-diversity acceptance 🌈💜 We encourage everyone to read, watch and share #ReadTiny 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #areyouaboyorareyouagirl #gender #transgender #mermaidsuk #education #diversity #lgbt

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'Get a picture with Harry' we said. 'A nice one, that we can put on Instagram' we said....But no, our CEO, Susie Green, was FAR to busy basking in the honour of being called 'amazing' while hob-nobbing at Buckingham Palace, to get a selfie with H! 🙄 So you'll just have to make do with the @gaystarnews story headline page!...#Amazing is an understatement! #SoProud #mermaidsuk #protecttranskids #transgender #trans #hrh

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This was shared yesterday by one of our parents, along with the following comment... "Another day, another terrible and warped story in the press criticising Mermaids and those committed and caring people who are involved with this invaluable charity. Only we as the parents, relatives or friends of youngsters living 'their truth' understand the agony they face on a daily basis. Mermaids have given us and our son hope and for that and so much more, we thank you xxxx (artwork by Charlie ftm, 16 yrs old)" 💜 #ProtectTransKids #IStandWithMermaids #lovewins #mermaidsuk #transgender #trans #art