I would have been glad to have had the option of graduating in a suit. My gender should not be relevant to my university education, and for the vast majority of the time it hasn't been. To put it bluntly, unless you're my doctor or you're hoping to sleep with me, my gender isn't really relevant to you.
Male-to-female transgender people may be seeking the most rugged, stereotypically male profession or job they can ﬁnd. Driven by these psychological impulses, transgender people not only become career military ofﬁcers, but experts report that they also frequently request the toughest most dangerous missions they can ﬁnd, because of this deep need to exaggerate the hyper-masculine gender role...
Our military does not value the service of its transgender members enough to allow them to serve openly. And this causes a great deal of pain to those who having found their careers in the military as they must also hide their true identities while serving - as Chelsea Manning did... US transgender service members may be willing to take a bullet for their country - but the country is not willing to meet their medical needs.
This weekend saw the UK host two of the largest Gay Pride festivals in Liverpool and Brighton, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Both cities will hold a parade and open air festival, featuring stages and street stalls accompanied by various arts and cultural events throughout the cities.
I could not be more proud of each and every person who signed my petition and made this possible. The first step in tackling a problem is identifying it, and that is what this petition is about: We have officially defined and identified transphobia. It's not about accepting that transphobia takes place, but about identifying that there is a problem and tackling it.
Same-sex marriage is looking increasingly likely to be a reality in England and Wales as, following a hotly contested path, the process of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill enters its final stages. This is widely being celebrated as a victory for equality, and while its introduction is undoubtedly a positive move, the proposed legislation falls a long way short of equality for many transgender men and women.