Transgender

How to Tell A Good Person They're Not the Right Person

Freiya Benson | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Freiya Benson

This is one of the bits I don't like about dating. It's one of the bits that makes me think about whether I'm actually cut out to date at all. It would be easier if he was mean, or we didn't get on. It wouldn't feel like I was being mean if he started it.

Trans Suicide - The Unspoken Epidemic

Stephen Donnan | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

I'm a little angry and here's why: in 2014 and every year before that I have read story after story about young LGBT people taking their own lives, being locked up, turned out onto the streets and made homeless, fired from their jobs, being hospitalised, murdered.

The Time I Went to a Sexual Health Clinic and It Wasn't as Awful as I Expected

Freiya Benson | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Freiya Benson

I can hear the intakes of breath and the silent shaking of heads. I know, I know. I'm an idiot. Anyhow, I realised the blindingly obvious fact that even if you've only been with a few people, you don't know their histories, and it only takes one person, with something, to pass it on to you.

'Transphobic' Posters At Bristol University Tell Women 'Men Know Better Than You'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Transphobic" posters appearing around Bristol University telling women "men know better than you" have left furious students "disgusted". The post...

First Dates and Sexual Preconceptions

Freiya Benson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Freiya Benson

As a trans woman, a large part of why I sleep with people early on is because I need to feel wanted, I need to feel attractive, I need to feel normal, because for me, most of the time those things are off limits, especially when it comes to dating

Coming Out as LGBT at Work? Where You Live Matters

Ian Johnson | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Ian Johnson

A research study being released by Out Now at the end of the month shows which are the best places, out of more than twenty countries tested, to be openly LGBT at work - and the USA doesn't make the Top 5... Deciding whether to come out at work is not usually easy - and where you live can make a big difference.

Transgender Youth Comes Out During Inspirational University Talk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Just.. wow. Canadian university student Benton Sorensen gave the presentation of his life to his fellow students - whom he had only just met - whe...

Russian Government Says Transgender People 'Unfit To Drive'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

Russia's road safety regulation has been changed, resulting in sweeping new rules on who can and can't drive. Transsexuals, transvestites and other...

Transgender Girl Pleads With Us To 'Fix Society' In Tumblr Suicide Note

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Leelah Alcorn left a heartbreaking suicide note on her Tumblr blog before walking out onto a busy road. The 17-year-old scheduled the post to go li...

Transgender Crimea

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Dimiter Kenarov

Pasha loved Crimea. He loved the sea, the sound of the crashing surf and the foam sizzling on the beach, the air tingling with salt. He loved the mountains dramatically jutting out of the verdant coast. When he looked at the landscape, he felt calm, all worries and problems melting away. This was the paradise he had sought his whole life, the place where he felt truly free and himself. But that paradise was now lost, perhaps forever...

Transgender Woman Dies Suddenly, Is Buried As A Man By Her Estranged Family

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

A transgender woman who passed away suddenly was dressed and presented as a man at her open-casket funeral service. Jennifer Gable died of a brain...

Transgender Woman Dies Suddenly, Is Buried As A Man By Her Estranged Family

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

A transgender woman who passed away suddenly was dressed and presented as a man at her open-casket funeral service. Jennifer Gable died of a brain...

Transgender Dad Who Gave Birth Is Able To Breastfeed His Child

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Trevor MacDonald is a transgender parent. He gave birth in 2012 after taking a break from testosterone therapy. Due to his breast removal surgery, it ...

The Internet Has Changed Gender Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Who are we? How do we define ourselves? In the past this was something that on the surface appeared to be set in stone, but as the world has grown sma...

Kellie 'Devastated' By Cancelled Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kellie Maloney has been left “devastated” by the news that she won’t be able to go ahead with her gender reassignment surgery, according to repo...

Ten Worst LGBT Insults at Work

Ian Johnson | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Work is something that is a fact of life for most of us. Just like being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is too. But when those two intersect it is not always simple - nor easy...

Kellie Confirms Gender Reassignment Surgery Date

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kellie Maloney has revealed that she is undergoing gender reassignment surgery at the beginning of next year. SEE MORE: Kellie Maloney Reveals Thr...

Leaked Letter Reveals We Have A Long Way To Go On Attitudes Towards Sex Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

A radio presenter who revealed she would be undergoing a sex change earlier this week, was reportedly told by her employer it was in her best interest...

Facebook Won't Force You To Use Your 'Real Name'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has apologised to drag queens and transgender users who had their accounts deleted because they weren't using their 'real' names. Speaking...

'Transparent': A Reason to Get Amazon Prime

Lucy Karsten | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

Transparent is ostensibly a sitcom about Mort, a father of 3 who is transitioning into being a woman, Maura. Whether you are someone who is thrilled that an entire TV series is being made about a transgender journey, or someone who thinks that you'd like to watch nothing less doesn't really matter.

Introducing India's First Transgender News Anchor...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

On the eve of this year's Indian Independence day, the country made a huge leap towards transgender acknowledgment and acceptance when Padmini Prakash...

Trans 'BB' Star Completes Gender Reassignment

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Former ‘Big Brother’ housemate Rebekah Shelton has confirmed on Twitter that she has completed her gender reassignment surgery. The transgender...

Has Your Friend Just Come Out As Transgender? Here's What - And What Not - To Do

Huffington Post UK | Sian Elvin | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If someone you know tells you they are transgender, you will need to personally adapt to this news to help them feel accepted now they have made the d...

A Day In The Life Of A Transgender Student

The Huffington Post UK | Sian Elvin | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

For many transgender students, university is one of the easiest times to come out, so finding an institution dedicated to providing support and open d...

Haircuts and Misogyny

Kelly Teeboon | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kelly Teeboon

Picture this, you're out for a long day of shopping with a male companion, be it your partner or just a friend and he decides to go for a haircut. You are greeted with the request to leave 'women aren't allowed' the owner says. Are you in the 1940s? No, guess again, you're in 2014!