Glossary beginning with G

Gendersearch for term
Refers to socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes expressed by men and women. It is separate from ‘sex’, which is the biological classification of male or female, based on physiological and biological features.
Gender reassignmentsearch for term
The process of changing or transitioning from one gender to another. Source: EHRCdefinition glossary of terms,
Gender Recognition Certificatesearch for term
A certificate issued under the Genderdefinition Recognition Act to a transsexual person who has, or has had gender dysphoria, has lived in the acquired gender throughout the preceding two years, and intends to continue to live in the acquired gender until death. Source: EHRCdefinition glossary of terms,
Genderqueersearch for term
Genderqueerdefinition is most commonly used to describe a person who feels that his/her gender identity does not fit into the socially constructed "norms" associated with his/her biological sex. Genderqueer is an identity that falls anywhere between man/boy/male and woman/girl/female on the spectrum of gender identities. A person who is Genderqueer is not transgendered, though the option is open to transition. Being genderqueer has no bearing on sexual identity or orientation. A Gender Queer person might respond to a question about their gender in many, many ways. Some might say, “There are male aspects to who I am, and female aspects to who I am. I value all those aspects of my sense of self and do not want to separate myself from the different parts of who I am.” Others might be crystal clear about their sense of self relating to gender, and find that the perception of society as to their gender is frequently wrong, and be totally okay with that. Still others may be on a journey to identifying their sense of self, and be perceived as one gender or another, sometimes correctly and other days not so much. Source: The Urban Dictionary,
Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ)search for term
Exceptions to the law regarding discrimination are permissible in those cases where someone’s sex, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation is genuinely needed (i.e. an occupational qualification) of them being able to do their job role.
GIRESsearch for term
Genderdefinition Identity Research and Education Society - its' primary mission is to improve the circumstances in which trans people live, by changing the way that society treats them. Accordingly, its aim is to generate supportive attitudes among all those who can make those improvements happen, including politicians, other policy makers, clinicians, the providers of commercial and government services including the police, teachers, employers, and journalists, as well as other family members. For more information, see:
GPsearch for term
General Practitioner (also sometimes referred to as a family doctor).
GP consortiasearch for term
Groups of GPs that, the Government plans, will in future lead the commissioning of most healthcare services across England. GP consortiadefinition are to be statutory bodies accountable for commissioning. Source: DHdefinition (2011) No health without mental health: A cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages. London: DH.
Green Papersearch for term
A preliminary discussion or consultation document often issued by the Government in advance of the formulation of policy.