Decision to use "transgender identity" in TV advertising on the Equality Act

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Dear Government Equalities Office,
I was disturbed at your TV advert warning the public of a criminal offence against groups they listed from the Equality Act, in that it named "transgender identity" and left out "gender reassignment".

I'm aware that the latest BEIS guidance makes it clear that "gender reassignment" applies to "transsexual" persons, not to self-declared trans persons.

Please supply documents on the decision to change to "transgender identity" in this advertising and any guidance or proposed guidance to cover the term. If the use of the term was a mistake, please document how the mistake came about.

Yours faithfully,

max wallis

Government Equalities Office

Dear Mr Wallis,

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 5 November
2018. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and will respond to you directly as soon as possible and within
20 working days.

Please note the Department for International Development may also publish
our response to Freedom of Information requests at www.gov.uk/dfid.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
GEOF2018-429.

Yours sincerely

Christine Mackintosh
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Government Equalities Office,
You have failed to acknowledge my information request.
I do not consider the Dept International Development is the appropriate part of government to give an answer.

Yours faithfully,

max wallis

Dear Mr Wallis,

In April 2018 the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, was appointed Minister for Women and Equalities in addition to her existing portfolio. As the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is a Director-led unit, rather than an independent government department, initial receipt and management of FOIs is carried out by the Department for International Development (DFID) on behalf of GEO. DFID then direct FOIs to the relevant GEO officials in order to develop a response.

I can confirm your FOI request (GEOF2018-429) was passed on to the GEO on the 5th of November 2018 and is currently being processed.

Yours Sincerely

Scott McInnes
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Government Equalities Office

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Dear Mr Wallis,

Please find attached the Government Equalities Offices' response to your
Freedom of Information request F2018-429.

Yours sincerely,

Christine Mackintosh
Information Rights Team

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They suggest the TV advertising campaign is by the Home Office so I shall ask them the same question.