Inclusive Gender Categories on Mandy

This roll out is in test phase and we would love to hear our member's feedback. If you would like to share your thoughts please contact us at [email protected].

We are excited to announce that Mandy candidates can now choose their gender from options wider than our current binary options. You can still select Male and Female, however these are the first step of a multitude of changes we are implementing.

If you are not sure what Gender Category applies to you, please read their descriptions below:

Cis Male

A person who was assigned male at birth and whose gender identity is male.

Trans Male

A person who was assigned female at birth but whose gender identity is male

Cis Female

A person who was assigned female at birth and whose gender identity is female.

Trans Female

A person who was assigned male at birth but whose gender identity is female.

Non Binary

Gender identity that does not fit into the binary male/female division

Please note that according to the Gender Recognition Act 2004, if you wish to tell us about your gender reassignment, this information will not be made public on your Mandy profile. Binary gender categories are displayed only on Mandy performer profiles.

This change will be followed by new implementations to our jobs search and job posting tools. We will keep our members updated on how this project develops.

Mandy’s Guidance on Casting

Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated on Mandy. Employers are accountable for any opportunity they post however all role are vetted by our team of industry experts. With the updated gender options, we continue to develop a platform for talent to succeed in our industry.

Understanding Your Rights

You do not have to disclose your gender identity publicly on our platform or at an audition should you not wish to. You are protected from discrimination and harassment by the Equality Act 2010.

We believe it is imperative to highlight that Data Protection regulations are in place on Mandy to protect all candidates’ personal information. All personal data, such as health, sexual orientation and gender identity, shared on Mandy are handled with the utmost confidentiality and sensitivity.

Additional Resources

Equity

Representing 47,000+ performers and creative practitioners, Equity has published a set of industry guidelines for working with LGBTQ+ professionals. It seeks to empower the industry to build on and employ greater diversity and representation in the industry.

Mermaids

Mermaids is a UK-based charity that offers support to transgender and gender variant children and young people and their families. They aim to reduce isolation and loneliness for individuals, help them cope with mental and emotional distress and more.

Switchboard

Switchboard is a helpline that provides support to LGBTQIA+ individuals in the UK who wish to discuss topics that are on their mind, such as sexuality, gender identity, sexual health, emotional well-being and more and their phone lines are a space for individuals.

The National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people across the USA. The NCTE runs a multitude of projects, offering support to families, those tackling legal issues and more.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a hotline and non-profit organization offering emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis in the USA and Canada. A peer-support crisis hotline, it is the only service in the country in which all operators are transgender and calls can be made in English and Spanish.