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Code of Conduct

All participants at TransHack events shall be required to abide by our Code of Conduct, to ensure that our events are accessible to all trans people.

All TransHack events are harassment-free and inclusive spaces for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category.

TransHack will not tolerate harassment or abuse of event participants in any form. We will take violations of this Code of Conduct seriously, and will respond in an appropriate manner.

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • Stalking/following
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Offensive verbal language
  • Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination
  • Sexual imagery and language in public spaces
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual or physical attention

In relation to, but not limited to:

  • Neurodiversity
  • Race
  • Colour
  • National origin
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Body size
  • Disabilities
  • Appearance
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Our zero-tolerance policy means that we’ll look into and review every alleged violation of our Code of Conduct and respond appropriately. We empower and encourage you to report any behaviour that makes you or others feel uncomfortable by finding a TransHack Team member or by emailing community@transhack.uk.

Be excellent to each other. Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you.

Speak up if you see or hear something. Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behaviour to their attention is encouraged.

TransHack reserves the right to refuse admittance to or remove any person from, any TransHack event (including future TransHack events) at any time in our sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, attendees behaving in a disorderly manner or failing to comply with this policy, and the terms and conditions herein. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behaviour, the TransHack Team may take any action they deem appropriate, including a warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund of any costs.

TransHack Code of Conduct is based on Google’s Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy. The TransHack Team thanks Google for this support.

The Featured Image is a Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash