Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport

The Genders, Bodies & Relationships Passport at a glance

  • Multipurpose document that presents critical information about a person’s gender/s, body, and relationships in a single location.
  • Developed in collaboration with Alliance Members and populations in response to community requests.
  • Assists with integrating federal anti-discrimination legislation on gender identity and intersex status into people’s everyday practices.
  • Convenient Format: A6 (Passport sized)/ With PVC cover for privacy and discretion

Intended Users

The passport is available to anyone who wishes to ensure that their genders, bodies, relationships are respected in their interactions with health and social care services. It was developed specifically to support the following groups:

  • Intersex, trans, and gender diverse people.
  • Health and social care services that wish to ensure inclusive care and the best possible health outcomes for intersex, trans, and gender diverse people.

Please note: This first edition is focused on ‘Healthy Ageing’ and was funded in part by the Silver Rainbow project.


 

How to obtain the Passport

We aim to make the passport available and accessible to a wide range of people and organisations. 

Individuals

Organisations

  • Able to order in packs of 10
  • Prices vary according to organisation budget. Please visit the application form for more information about costs.
  • Online application available here

 


 

Project Background

The Passport is a tool to support clear communication between people and organisations on topics related to their genders, bodies, and relationships. This information is critical in a wide variety of settings, including health care, ageing & aged care, police, law, housing and education.

The Passport is a multipurpose tool designed to promote the best possible care for people who have historically faced mistreatment or exclusion on the basis of their genders and bodies.

This might include women and men of trans experience, people who do not identify as women or men, and people born with bodies that are not recognised in stereotypes of male and female.

We developed the Passport based on requests and feedback from people and organisations. People told us about the situations that they faced when important aspects of their genders and bodies were not understood and included in their care. Organisations told us that they found it difficult to know how to ask about sensitive information in ways that were respectful and inclusive. They were seeking a better way to meet people’s needs. This feedback highlighted the need for a multipurpose and user-friendly tool. We designed this tool to help people to get quality care, and to help organisations to achieve inclusive practice.

The Passport can be used in a wide variety of settings. It can be used in reception areas, community spaces, during intake meetings or history taking, to create dialogue and reduce awkwardness, and to ensure consistent quality of care between services. For organisations, the Passport combines with your diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. For individuals it can also be used like a ‘medic alert’ bracelet – “just in case”.

The Genders, Bodies, and Relationships Passport is available for free to individuals and to organisations according to their operating budget.

Inclusive practice is all about collaboration and mutuality. We invite you as people and organisations to work with us to find creative and innovative ways in which to use the Passport in your lives and care settings. Your feedback and ideas are critical to this evolving tool.