A brief history of cliniQ
In 2011 Project Q carried out a survey amongst young trans* people to assess the need for a trans only clinic. More than a quarter had experienced biphobia, transphobia or homophobia at a clinic and another quarter had had their gender identity disrespected.
In January 2012, training for cliniQ team began, which encouraged staff to look at their own ideas about gender, to use appropriate terminology, to learn about the implications of surgery or hormones on sexual health, and which gave then a grounding in the laws and issues which might affect them and trans* clients. cliniQ opened at the 56 Dean Street clinic on 15 February 2012.