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.