Transgender

Kellie Finally Undergoes Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Kellie Maloney has finally undergone her gender reassignment surgery, after a setback earlier this year. SEE MORE: Kellie Maloney: ''CBB' Helped M...

Transitioning Gender in the UK Military

Caroline Paige | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Caroline Paige

It wasn't easy transitioning gender in the military, it wasn't easy being a trailblazer or role model, but I am proud of all I did, and I am honoured to have served alongside the amazing people who helped get me there.

Your Reasons are Just Excuses - Why Trans Roles Need to be Played by Trans People

Freiya Benson | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Freiya Benson

There's this thing that keeps happening. A film is announced, and in this film there's a trans character, and there's talk of positive representation, and giving a voice to a stigmatised section of society, and it's all good. And then the actor playing the part of the trans person is announced, and they're not trans.

Lucy Sherriff

Underage And Gay: 'People Have Threatened To Murder Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"I've had phone calls from people saying they're going to murder me," says 15-year-old Beckham, as he explains the extent of the homophobic bullying h...

Give Julie Bindel a Loud Hailer: Feminism Is a Friend, Not a Foe

Samantha Rea | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Samantha Rea

Last week I heard Julie Bindel speak at Challenging the Campus Censors. She was charismatic and funny and she's spent decades campaigning against violence towards women. I feel privileged to have heard her speak - it's not an opportunity everyone gets.

Being 'Normal': We Can't Avoid a Hetero-Normative Society, But We Can Help Make It Less So

David Mooney | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mooney

I shouldn't have to order my Valentine's Day card online to be able to customise it, so that it's not one of the thousands that says 'boyfriend' that features a girl giving a boy a bunch of flowers.

Transgender Models Create Calendar To Fight Prejudice

Barcroft | Aamir Bashir | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender people in India regularly come up against intense prejudice, including both verbal and physical threats. But in the face of that hostil...

'EastEnders' To Cast Its First Trans Actor

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

'EastEnders' is set to have its first ever transgender-based storyline. SEE MORE: 'EastEnders' Actor Lands Major Hollywood Role 'EastEnders' Live...

Labels are for Clothes

Clare Allington | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Allington

My parent experienced first-hand what it was like to be thrown out of a "ladies" toilet, it was on a cruise ship (she was nearly arrested as well). She experienced hatred from women and men, which went far beyond just words on a social media site. She contemplated suicide, she tried to be "cured".

Transgender Model Makes Debut As Woman On LFW Catwalk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender model, Andreja Pejic made her debut appearance as a woman on the catwalk in yet another fashion first earlier this week. The model, who...

Leading Gay Rights Charity Just Made A Historic Change

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Stonewall has announced it will now campaign for the rights of trans people, as well as lesbians, gays and bisexuals, in an unprecedented expansion of...

WikiLeaks' Chelsea Manning To Start Hormone Treatment In Prison

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower who leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks, will receive hormone treatment for gender reassignment while in priso...

As a Trans Woman, You Find That Your Stories Are Rarely Told

Bethany Black | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bethany Black

In the UK there's never been a trans woman playing a trans woman in a recurring role in a TV series. Whenever there is a trans character before they're played by Cisgender women. What was going to happen, how would people react, would I be hated?

'Our Child Deserves The Right To Be Happy': Mum On Son's Transgender Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An inspiring video charting a nine-year-old's transgender journey has gone viral after hitting a chord with parents and the transgender community alik...

Christine Goodwin - Trans Pioneer but Also My Daddy

Clare Allington | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Allington

I cannot remember this bothering me, even when I found out at 14 it didn't faze me. When I had boyfriends spitting it back at me that somehow I was a bad person because my dad was "a tranny", it still did not make me feel less of her.

By Denying the Existence of Transphobia, Germaine Greer Reconfirms Its Existence

Frances Black | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

It can feel ironic when someone embodies the thing they are trying to convince us doesn't exist. Like when people hurl sexist insults at those who fight sexism, or racist slurs at people speaking out about racism... Or Germaine Greer declaring to the world that transphobia doesn't exist.

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 24.03.2015 | 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 18.03.2015 | 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 17.03.2015 | 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...