Gender Agenda conference Sept 28

You can find video links and other resources from The Gender Agenda conference here. The conference, hosted by Dr Carrie Grant and David Grant, featured Rev Rachel Mann and Rev Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool.

Breakout groups on inclusion of trans gender people in churches, education and the workplace included shared experience from Stephenie Robinson, Alex Clare Young with representatives of the campaign groups, Mermaids and Proud Trust.


Resources from The Gender Agenda Conference 2021

Title Date Link
My Lived Experience: Rev Rachel Mann See video
The Role of Allies in Creating Trans Justice. Bishop of Liverpool See video
Q&A: Rev Paul Bayes and Rev Rachel Mann See video
Life in Transition: Krystyna Hebb, Mermaids See video
Q & A with Mermaids See video
Workshop: Transition and Employment Joy Madeiros and Vicki Curle See video
A Parent's view: interview with Dr Carrie Grant and David Grant See video
Inclusion of Trans Students Guidance See download
OCL Transgender Statement See download
Transgender in Oasis Community Learning (PPT) See download
Transgender Inclusion in Education (PPT) See download
Steve Chalke video on Gender Transition See video

The Gender Agenda

On Tuesday, 28 September we held a free online conference to explore the inclusion of transgender people in education, faith communities and the workplace, in collaboration with Mermaids UK and Proud Trust.

Broadcaster and TV voice coach Dr Carrie Grant and husband David hosted the event. The couple have three children who identify as ‘trans/nonbinary’.

 “We support the Gender Agenda conference because we really need to get these issues out in the open, especially in churches and schools.

Young people struggling with gender fluidity can face bullying and rejection on a major scale that impacts their mental health.”

Dr Carrie Grant MBE


The conference brought together transgender pioneers and their allies to consider transgender issues and how best to support people identifying as being in transition.

We looked at the journey that a trans person and their families face, the importance of support and how this can happen well. We looked at the different contexts within which this can take place such as in schools, communities, faith organisations and places of employment.

Key speakers

Our interactive programme was led by people who identify as trans and their allies, including:

  • Rev Rachel Mann (Anglican priest, poet and feminist theologian)
  • Rev Paul Bayes (Bishop of Liverpool), and
  • Rev Steve Chalke (author of ‘The Gender Agenda’)

There was an opportunity during the conference for participants to explore areas of specific interest such as education, faith and employment.