It is clear that Emily Brothers is not seeking to reap a dividend from her disclosure, by becoming a self-appointed spokesperson for the transgendered community; and, short of the entire trans community moving to Sutton and Cheam (and it is two places so we would fit comfortably) it is not likely to enhance her electoral chances. So, why do it?
It is incredibly hard for me to fully come to terms with being transgender and to explain just how I feel but I am growing with each day to accept who I am and taking any steps necessary to get where I need to be physically and mentally. The road is long, and at times painful but support is more than definitely out there if you want or need it...
And they said we'd reached 'peak beard'! While facial hair pundits were only recently predicting a swing back to clean-shaven faces, a gang of ambitious and creative chaps oiled their bristles assiduously, contemplating the opportunities to bring their politically charged chins to the world. On Saturday night they arrived.
Coming out as trans to my friends and family was both the easiest and the hardest thing I have ever faced. I had touched upon the subject with two friends in a light hearted manner to see what their reaction would be a few months prior to 'coming out' but I was not ready to fully engage with them the depths of how I felt or how serious I truly was...
An 18 year-old transgender woman was attacked with stones and beaten by a mob on Tuesday evening in Belize City. The incident happened just after 6 pm. The young woman identifying as Vanessa Champagne Paris reported she was verbally attacked when a man spotted and shouted at her "why is a f*king faggot is walking this block."
I will not question your right to call yourself a feminist. I have always believed that feminist is a label we should be able to choose for ourselves, and I have spent long hours arguing that anyone who believes in equal rights for women can consider themselves a feminist. Yes, that includes men, and transgender people. It even includes you.
Ricky Nathanson, has been detained by Zimbabwe's police, forced to strip naked and charged with "criminal nuisance" for using a female toilet at a city hotel. 48 year-old modeling agency director, Nathanson, from Bulawayo, was seized at the Palace Hotel on Thursday last week, by ZANU PF party youth leader Farai Mteliso who later handed her over to the police.
So many projects in Russia, and in the rest of the world, are working to combat homo- and transphobia - in the Netherlands, Uganda, Nicaragua, the United States of America. But we don't boycott these places. We go. We ask where we can help and what we can do. We know emancipation comes with time. It will take years before there is equal marriage for all. It takes time, generations, to change peoples mind-set... Can we use the Olympics to help and support LGBTs in Russia? I say yes. Let's collaborate with all these clever, creative and struggling Russians who want to make a change.
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...
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.
There are between 65,000 and 300,000 transgender people in the UK, and everyone, including politicians, need to challenge the unthinking attitudes that often pervade about transgender people, and that begins by at least talking about them. In a small way, this could move the debate forward, put it on the political landscape and reframe the debate into something more positive.