UK Transgender

Husband Carries Baby For Wife After She Couldn't Fall Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents

A transgender man said he is “very proud” to have given birth to his first child when his wife struggled to conceive. Chris Rehs-Dupin, 32, from O...

Why Transitioning Is About So Much More Than Just Genitals

Lee Hurley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Hurley

I often hear people describing being transgender as feeling like you are in the wrong body, but it's not like that for me. I'm not in the wrong body, it's just that my body was wrong. A subtle difference, but an important one.

There's No Such Thing As A 'Real Woman'

Jess Bradley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

Questioning trans women's validity as women is not simply a question of privilege. It is an attempt to restrict womanhood and to define it in cis terms. To ensure that cis experiences become the default woman's experience.

The NUS Is Right To Ask The Police Not To Attend Pride

Jess Bradley | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

In order to ensure that Pride events are safe and accessible to all LGBT people, including those who have experienced police violence, I will be saying to Pride organisers: have individual police at Pride, but ask them to leave their badge and uniform at home.

Why I'm Sick Of Your 'Male Privilege' Argument

Owl | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

I was continuously put down for being very effeminate and gender non conforming for the most part. It is only in the last few years that my gender expression conforms in certain ways. Claiming that trans women have not faced misogyny for most part of their lives is simply a generalisation that is not realistic to make.

What It Means To Be The First NUS Trans Officer

Jess Bradley | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

This election is especially important in a climate where so few trans people are being paid to work on trans issues, and unemployment rates for trans people doing any sort of work well exceed the national average. Whilst we should be proud of the NUS for breaking new ground here, it feels almost bitter-sweet that 'trans person gets a job' is a cause for national celebration.

All Men (And Women) Are Equal

LJ Ferris | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

So, Jenni Murray, and anyone else who says that trans people aren't not "real" men or women, just because I wasn't born with a body that you deem acceptable for my gender, it does not mean my gender is less important, that my experience is less real.

Trans Women Are Real - Whether You Like It Or Not

Owl | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dear feminists who do not believe trans women are real women, I have a message for you. Your feminism can never be truly feminist, because feminism is inclusive of women from all walks of life, and that includes trans women.

Trump, Transkids And Bathrooms

Beth Orens | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
Beth Orens

Throwing caution to the wind, I'm going to jump in here, because there's a lot of misinformation around on both sides of this issue. In short, last M...

Trans People Share The Everyday Challenges They Wish Cisgender People Understood

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

How much do you really understand about what it means to be a transgender person today? As a gay man, Declan Henry was ashamed about how little he kn...

Transgender Rights Are Human Rights

Molly Thompson | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

Now more than ever, it's so important to be spreading messages of love, support and unity towards the transgender community. We need to be educating others on transgender rights and making people understand that they are not in any way a threat to your personal safety.

The Trans Swimming Club Changing People's Lives

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

TAGS (Trans and Gender non-conforming Swimming group) meet weekly at Glass Mill leisure centre in Lewisham. HuffPost UK joined the class and found out...

Trans Man And His Nan Discuss Coming Out In Touching Video

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man and his gran have reflected back on the time he came out to her as transgender, as well as the love and support she showed him in response. Gavi...

Pride And Joy: How I Changed My Mind About Becoming An LGBT Parent

Sarah Hagger-Holt | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Hagger-Holt

Rachel and a long-standing gay male friend had joked for years about becoming parents together. Eventually, we plucked up our courage and asked him and his partner whether they'd consider embarking on parenthood with us - not as a joke, but for real.

Transgender Model Stars On French Vogue Cover For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Style

Vogue Paris has featured a transgender model on its cover for the first time in history. Starring Valentina Sampaio, the cover features a portrait sho...

EXPOSED: The Truth About Top Surgery

LJ Ferris | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Top surgery, and in fact almost all medical interventions for trans* people are spoken about with such rose tinted glasses, it's hard to find a story about the difficulties or sad times. Particularly the social aspect of transitioning and the impact of surgery on these things. So rather than a simple before and after I want to share with you journey of this.

I'm Not Ashamed Of Being Transsexual But I Wish My Orthodox Jewish Community Would Accept It

Beth Orens | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Beth Orens

I transitioned over 20 years ago. When I left, my ex took out a restraining order against me which forbade me to make any contact at all with my children until they turned 18. They were 3 and 1 when I left. It was probably the most painful experience I have ever endured.

Stop Defending God's Gender - They Don't Need One

Ellie Backhouse | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Ellie Backhouse

The latest efforts of some sections of the media to brand Oxford University a haven of over-zealous liberalism has forced Wycliffe Hall - a theologica...

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 08: Mental Health

Elena Guthrie | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

We all have mental health and keeping well is a challenge. Many of the people closest to us have battles with theirs that we could never even imagine, but being an ally when we are able to, can help stop those feelings of darkness in others. We are so often much stronger than we think we are.

5 Things You Need To Know About The First Trans Person To Walk An Indian Catwalk

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Style

Trans models may slowly be more and more commonplace on catwalks and magazines in the UK and USA, but for many places around the world this is not the...

What Makes Me A Woman

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

One caller asked a question which, as a cisgender woman, I felt unqualified to answer. As such, I reached out to some members of the trans community who, I felt should be offered the opportunity to address the point.

Blaming Trans Identities On Autism Hurts Everyone

Jay Avery | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jay Avery

Those two approaches are not the only options, though. The best option is to allow someone to explore their feelings, support them in gaining self-understanding, and accept their identity whatever it turns out to be. It is not complicated, and it's only scary if you are still holding onto the belief that being either autistic or transgender - or, perish the thought, both - is a terrible thing to be. Which it's not. I am, along with countless others like me, living proof of that.

The Reality Of Non Existence

LJ Ferris | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

The reality of life as a non binary person is that of non-existence. That statement might seem dramatic, yet it is true. Certainly in some, if not all, areas of existence. The simple act of going to the toilet is one of deciding who you are; male... or female?

Why Children Today Are Lucky To Be Able To Voice Their Gender Dysphoria

Declan Henry | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Declan Henry

There has been quite a debate in the media recently about young children with gender identity issues. Many consider this an ethical matter, (children ...

Girlguiding To Welcome Transgender Children And Leaders Under Official New Guidelines

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

New guidelines from Girlguiding state that transgender children and leaders are welcome in the organisation in a move to support anyone who identifies...