Gendered Intelligence: Part 19c

This is the third part of a series, within a series, looking at Gendered Intelligence. Taken from the book Trans Britain.

Jay Stewart, a trans-identified female, founded Gendered Intelligence, with her partner Christine McNamara. Once the charity could support a salary Stewart became CEO and now draws a salary of £50+k. To be fair this is not a hugely excessive salary, for the charity sector, and they seem keen to make sure the lower paid staff are paid well above a living wage. In the preceding post I cover the background of the trustees who have had a bit of a shake up in 2022.

Gendered Intelligence now has quite the revenue stream; mainly comprising grants and donations plus all the income from the organisations who pay them to proselytise gender identity ideology.

Here are some of the named funders based on the last published accounts. Note that Children in need and the National Lottery have made repeated grants to the charity. The foundations Esme Fairbarn and Paul Hamlyn Foundation appear frequently in those entities bankrolling trans lobby groups. Gendered Intelligence is frequently in receipt of funding via the NHS in the form of grants, joint research projects and payments to further embed sex denialism in the NHS.The same “Charitable” foundations crop up repeatedly in grant makers to this sector. Note also the involvement with Sport England, Swim England named below. We also know that G.I have close links with the Football Association; all to persuade them to make Sport mixed sex to validate the identities of men who wish to participate in female sports.

The annual reports are littered with references to organisations that have invited Gendered Intelligence to train their staff or, in the case of education, to also indoctrinate their pupils/students. In addition to the formal training, Gendered Intelligence also run youth groups across the U.K. In common with lots of these “trans” youth groups the age ranges seem wholly incompatible with effective safeguarding. Below the age range is 13 to 25. Older trans-identified role models are also invited to meet the young people. These groups are also partly funded by Children in Need.

These lobby groups access our children, from reception age onwards, via schools, under the guise of PSHE, anti-bullying work or diversity training. All of the teaching Unions are also captured and the teacher training courses. {Hence my own son’s biology teacher finding it necessary to apologise to the class for teaching facts about sexual reproduction; no doubt unwilling to offend her “non-binary” child.}

The capture of the political class has also been rapid. Even Conservative, Theresa May, presented an award to Catherine McNamara for her work proselytising to our kids.

Another technique to embed sex denialism in our culture is through media presentation; a kind of product placement to market self-commodification. If you have not seen it I can highly recommend this YouTube, by Kat Karena; which draws a comparison between Gender Abbatoirs and Business Start-Ups. 👇

The Business Model

Jay actually did their PhD on “trans on the telly”.

What I call “marketing” of the “transgender” child, Jay would regard as normalising /destigmatising a “trans” identity. For Stewart “Gender Identity” is innate and watching representations of “trans” people, she believes, allowed the discovery of their “authentic self”. Given that homosexuals are more likely to deviate from societal expectations, for your sex; is it any wonder this explanation is seductive to someone rejecting herself as a “Lesbian”? Add Internalised homophobia to misogyny and *some* Lesbians may find being a man more appealing than being a Lesbian.

Stewart was also steeped in queer theory and is an acolyte of Judith Butler, she was also studying in a University (Goldsmiths) who are major proponents of this ideology.

. This cause would eventually secure a comfortable salary and a place at the table, in the London Mayoral Office. Sadiq Khan is very keen on pushing the mantra “Trans Women are Women” and dutifully presents with pronouns in his twitter bio. It seems he learned his catechism well.

Jay explains that they had not only “found ‘my’ people” but also found “my cause”

It was also an exciting time to be embracing this new cause as the Govt had passed the Gender Recognition Act and this was pioneering legislation. Jay tells us, excitedly, that a conference on Sexuality and Gender, held in Manchester, attracted scholars from all over the world. At that conference an important point was made by one of the speakers; defending the secrecy provisions built into the Gender Recognition Act.

It is the secrecy provision that “forced” hospital staff to lie about the sex of a man, held on the female ward, even after he had raped a female patient. Staff who find out someone holds a Gender Recognition Certificate, in an official capacity, face unlimited fines for revealing that information. It leads to the ludicrous situation that a women, confronted by an obvious man in female only settings, are being gaslit by NHS staff; who are forced to lie about his biological sex. It is also an odd provision since it is illegal to obtain sex by deception and the main convictions, under this law have been females, pretending to be male, to sleep with other girls. So, in some settings it is allowable to conceal your sex but in others it is a criminal offence not to disclose. Yet here the same activist claims it is up to the “trans” person to decide whether to disclose. This is justified by a claim that revealing your sex may expose you to threatened, or actual, violence.

Despite the fact that the GRA is very bad law, for Stewart it does not go far enough because it fails to protect “non-binary” identities, or people who are gender fluid. Apparently the GRA was not sufficiently accommodating because it “reinforced our entrenched gender binary system, with heteronormative assimilationist undertones”.

On the law Stewart has this to say 👇 and she is not wrong. The law likes clarity and this law singularly fails, because nobody knows how to define “gender” without circular reasoning. Furthermore legislating on the basis of subjective feelings; which are contrary to truth and reality, and compelling others to validate a lie, is insane.

There follows some reflection on whether there is a biological basis for a “transgender” identity. This is similar to the “born this way” debate among the gay community. Apparently the notion is hotly contested with some arguing a “trans” gene might lead to selective abortion. Also there is a fear that anyone found not to have this biological marker would not be “trans” enough. I imagine some of those who don’t welcome a definitive “test” are those that have retconned their narrative to bury years of cross dressing, for sexual gratification; they won’t want their cover blown.

As Stewart is considering whether the elders, like Whittle and Burns, can support “trans” youth he gets the opportunity to bid for a grant from the Wellcome Trust. He sets up groups of “trans” teenagers to discuss their issues with professional people working in the field of “transgender” health. Stewart believes the medical experts are just as likely to learn from the young people. There was a rather candid admission from the endocrinologist about the lack of knowledge around “transgender” people. More questions than answers!

Gendered Intelligence collaborated on a conference with an organisation called transfabulous. They were delighted Kate Bornstein and other notable trans luminaries were in attendance. This is how Bernstein showed up.

Kate Bornstein

That name rang a bell so I took a detour to have a quick look. You can easily find a lot about Bornstein just from a cursory look at YouTube. Bornstein was a thrice married man who spent 11 years in the Cult of Scientology. He eventually decided to “transition” whilst a recovering alcoholic and cocaine user. He describes being welcomed by the gay community until he came out as a “Lesbian” where he was, understandably, less welcome. Here is one paragraph on his life: Had a female partner who then decided she was a man while Bornstein found his “slave girrl” side.

This quote was from this book 👇 written by Bornstein which is like Jackie Magazine meets queer theory.

Bornstein invokes the language of spirituality to describe their transformation. This deployment of language denoting a higher knowledge from the “trans” ideologues is a common occurrence in these narratives.

This is another diagram from Bornstein book which has an odd reference to the notion of consent.

Let us zone in on the sexual consent issue; “with or without consent”. 👇

We leave Jay Stewart committing to continue influencing politicians at all levels of government. The route out of this trans-totalitarianism is to yank it up by its roots and unpick the cognitive capture in our institutions and, in particular, the contagion in the mediating classes. Trans lobby groups are the Japanese knotweed of ideologues.

Next up will be a pice on the non-binary contingent. I will have to steel myself to engage with the narcissist wing of the trans-ideologues, in a competitive field I believe the non-binaries take the lead.

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Gendered Intelligence: Part 19b

Continuing coverage of Christine Burns book: Trans Britain. Gendered Intelligence is a significant player in the U.K and I have not covered on this blog before. In part this was because organisations like Transgender Trend have covered them extensively. In common with the rest of this series I will cover this chapter and intersperse it with information retrieved from their publicly filed information, with Companies House /The Charity Commission and any other media about the organisation.

You can read the first part here:

Trans Britain Series: Part Three

The charity was set up by Jay Stewart and Catherine McNamara. Stewart is a trans-identified female who is in a relationship with McNamara who describes herself as “non-trans”. Stewart did not become a salaried employee for a few years after founding the charity but she is now the C.E.O. The trustees of the charity have changed over the years. McNamara stepped down this year and another former trustee is Megan Key who I have covered on this blog. You can find my posts on Key here: 👇. Headlines on Key is that he is a late transitioning male, gave evidence to Parliament on “transgender” prisoners, as he works for the prison and probation service. The update covers his public proclamations on his sexual proclivities.

Megan Key: Probation Services

And here

Megan Key: Update.

Current Trustees:

Former chair of the Board of trustees is a trans-identified male, and father of three, by the name of Chryssy Hunter. Hunter holds a PhD from London Metropolitan University on The Equality Act 2010.

He is not a fan of the Equality Act which he believes only protects “legible” and “fungible” identities. You can find his PhD on line here: (I will add a stand alone piece on Hunter because he is fascinating).

Hunter’s PhD

In his PhD Hunter reveals that he was brought up in Hull, to parents who were bemused about his cross-dressing behaviour:

Hunter is also involved in the Bent Bars Project which works with prisoners. He is on record speaking about prison abolition.

He reveals a lot in this interview with Novara Media:

Interview Novara Media

In this interview he makes it clear that “trans women” belong in the female estate and he nicely skips different patterns of sex offending between males and females. Males account for 99% of incarcerated sex offenders He is also on record describing it as “shocking” that a male could be excluded from a female only group discussing their own experiences of sexual assault.

The tone of the Novara Media interview is hostile to “terfs” and “transphobes” who have their concerns completely belittled and dismissed. As usual he mis-characterises radical feminism as “biological essentialist” and essentially conservative. Naturally, this is Novara Media after all, they also dismiss the arguments as coming from right wing, middle class women, who can have nothing in common with female, working-class prisoners. It is an interview well worth listening to because it shows how wide the gulf is between women determined to defend female only spaces and the men determined to ride roughshod over our right to withhold consent. There’s the usual co-opting of people with disorders of sexual development and claims that biological sex isn’t real.

Stephanie Lynette Stevens is a new trustee, as of May 2022. Stevens is also a YouTube influenced who has quite a large following. This is one of Steven’s YouTube posts. It’s quite explicit about their own post operative experience. Although delivered in a giggly and breezy tone he does reveal that post operative complications have made dilation difficult and there is insufficient depth for penile penetration.

Post Op sex

Browsing through the channel Stevens talks about a long standing eating disorder, dealing with post-operative depression and anxiety. They also report a health care involving a hormone induced blood clot which forced a three day hospital stay. This is one of the side effects that can occur in males taking oestrogen.

Hafsa Hassan Quershi is also a new trustee as of May this year. Describing herself as a Bisexual, disabled, queer, muslim. She lives in Birmingham with her spouse, Nick. Hasan joined Stonewall as an account manager in 2019. She has also been an employee of the Ministry of Justice and received role model awards from the Gay Times.

Since November 2022, Mx Amstel Mark Page Von Spreckelsen has been the Chair of the Trustees. He is a management accountant now working for an Arts charity. He has previously worked for Sussex, NHS Trust and been treasurer for a number of LGBTQ charities.

He describes himself as non-binary and gender fluid and has an interest in mental illness.

Another new Trustee is Dr Geoffrey Warburton who is a self employed psychologist and psychotherapist who specialises in bereavement; having been previously employed as a grief consultant by the NHS. He was also a finalist on Master Chef. Dr Warburton appears to be a gay man who lived through the A.I.Ds crisis and helped set up support services. He has a TedEx talk on grief and comes across as quite charming.

Dr Lynnette Goddard, now professor, is based at Royal Holloway, University of London.

These are her research interests. Note the womxn for women.

Final trustee is Warren Alfred Koehler, there’s not much in the public domain about him.

In 19c I will cover the details of Stewart’s chapter in Trans Britain.

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Jay Stewart: Gendered Intelligence


Trans Britain Series. (Part 19a).

This will be my first post looking at Gendered Intelligence though there are some commentators who believe they deserve even more scrutiny than the beleaguered, charity, Mermaids. This post will remedy this deficit and I will also set up a specific page to the menu look I will therefore post it to the Trans Britain series and also Gendered Intelligence. This will be another series within a series.

The charity was set up by a trans-identified female and her, female, partner. They first set it up as a Community Interest Company and only became a charity in 2019. Stewart did not become a salaried employee for a few years but when she did she was paid a salary of £42,000 increasing to £54,000 + by 2021.

In their very first submission to companies house they advise that they had been working with the erstwhile charity for gay men, Terence Higgins Trust; Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC); British Medical Association; PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe); Bristol Council and No Outsiders Project.

The following year they secured a grant from the EHRC to work with gay youth, which sets alarm bells off for me; given how gay youth are particularly at risk from Gender Identity Ideology. They also worked with an NHS Trust, in Bristol. They were also granted EHRC funding for a “Trans” youth project and also partnered with Age Concern to deliver an inter-generational project for LGBT people. The charity was also delivering training on “gender diversity” in the education sector, from primary schools to University students. In 2011/12 they were securing Arts Council funding and collaborating with the Science Museum. By 2013/14 they had built up an impressive list of collaborators: including G.I.Ds (Gender Identity Development Service).

Gendered intelligence were, by now, running “Trans” your group across the U.K. including for under 16’s and had begun obtaining grants from Children in Need.

They list Universities, including Oxford University, as recipients of their wisdom below are just a few of those organisations they publicly name.

The NSPCC run Childline and I had a deep dive into their content earlier on this blog.

Queering the NSPCC? FINAL

Their accounts also reveal collaborations with the main teaching unions, universities, the charity MIND and Public Health England. They were also making forays into the Football association no doubt to push for mixed sex sports and were running events on International Women’s Day to force team the women’s sector.


Another project they were involved with was Transvengers, a comic series, presumably designed to appeal to children which was hosted by The Wellcome Collection; a free museum and part of the global charitable foundation Wellcome.

You can see the full set of cartoons at the link below.


As part of this project Gendered Intelligence took teenagers between the ages of 13-19 to a workshop with Dr Jana Funks, a sexologist historian. 👇

My first reflections on this comic is the blatant dishonesty. Children will have no idea that, in the 1980’s, men wore make up and flamboyant clothes, it was also not automatically assumed you were gay, if you did so. Plenty of heterosexual men, in my youth, were as flamboyant as Boy George. During my teens we were challenging homophobia and sexist stereotypes and making some progress. Trans-activists are actually upholding all the regressive stereotypes we opposed and now are carving those same sexist stereotypes into, and out of their flesh.To read the message of these cartoons it’s clear that “trans” activists believe they are at the vanguard of a progressive movement to “smash heteronormativity and challenge sex stereotypes and homophobia. Yet, correct me if I am wrong, the charity is led by someone who seems to think they can only have sexual relationships, with women, if they are actually men.

Here is another one of the cartoons. It is unclear whether they are pretending that gender identity ideology doesn’t proselytise the idea of masculine =dominant and femininity = submissive. In fact there are plenty of men who have internalised the most regressive, sexist, stereotypes about women, as submissive, even as they claim to “be” us.

Just a sample of men who have adopted the idea that they are women from some pornified notion that women are to be used, humiliated and objectified. This attitude runs through “transgenderism” like a stick of Blackpool rock.

Wellcome: Global Foundation

The Wellcome Collection, who hosted the Transvenger project, is part of the global Wellcome foundation. As I write they are coming under scrutiny for their de-colonialism project which has seen them remove historical figures from their collections. {For the record I do think we need to revisit history to unearth overlooked historical figures and rebalance how we understand our past. I would prefer we focus on this rather than clearing out the record of men who clearly made a historical contribution. Ditto on destroying statues: leave them up and contextualise their contribution ; for example, if charitable donations were funded through wealth built on the proceeds of slavery}.

Wellcome also dispenses grant funding around the globe and funds a number of PhDs in the U.K. At the moment they are funding a PhD to cover the history of The Beaumont Society, set up for transvestites and “transsexuals”. Another PhD looks at the experience of “transgender” youth. 👇

Dr Jana Funke, it transpires, sits on the Board of Trustees for Intercom Trust. They are another trans lobby group who purport to be for the LGB and the T but failed to populate the frequently asked questions about being gay for the three years I was checking their website. I wrote about that here:

Intercom Trust

Gendered Intelligence: Partners

This YouTube is from eight years ago and talks about the partnerships that G.I has with the Arts sector. Watching the people talk about the training they had from Gendered Intelligence the overwhelming impression is that these were decent people, terrified of getting it wrong. The relief at now knowing what to say/do re “trans” people is palpable. No wonder this ideology has made such headway in the Arts sector.

Our Partners

Here are a couple of quotes from this video: Here Jay gives us a version of “Educate Yourself” albeit delivered in a disarmingly charming style.

Again this quote 👇 sounds benign but if you are familiar with the agenda this is the velvet glove hiding an iron fist. What Jay wants is to re-engineer society to be organised on the principle of “gender” not “sex”; which places women and girls at risk in mixed sex spaces described as “gender neutral”.

I will return to have a further delve into the paper trail left by Gendered Intelligence submissions to Company House and the Charity Commission. They have their fingers in a lot of pies and it’s worth tracing their influence across U.K institutions.

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