Transgender

'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 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 31.01.2015 | 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...