It is with the utmost shock that we hear that Mermaids are under investigation by The Charity Commission, particularly when there has been no action taken by the organisation in response to concerns raised about transphobic activity from other registered charities.

Mermaids are loved and needed by trans youth and their families. They have been a vital lifeline, giving support and information to people going through what are often difficult times.

GenderGP firmly stands behind the work of Mermaids. We trust that steps will be taken that trans youth will not be harmed by this action.

Trans youth need access to education, support, love and care – every single child’s right. Transphobia has no place in today’s society.