Real Justice for Trans Prisoners

Baroness Barker | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Barker

Our criminal justice system is failing trans prisoners. Last week a woman died in a male only prison and a couple of weeks ago, another woman had to be moved for her own protection. The Government must take action now. If they do not, more will face abuse and distress and I fear more lives may be lost.

How Uterus Transplants Could Help Trans Women Bear Children

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender women may soon be able to bear children of their own thanks to the growing possibility of uterus transplants. Earlier this month a Ohio...

First Openly Trans Teen Couple Fell In Love While Transitioning

Barcroft | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Arin Andrews and Katie Hill are the first openly transgender teen couple in America and their unconventional love story has inspired hope in trans tee...

Trans Woman Who Said She Would Kill Herself If Sent To Male Prison Found Dead In Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

A 21-year-old transgender woman has been found dead in jail, after she reportedly told friends she would kill herself if sent to the all-male prison s...

So Germaine Greer Said This About Trans People At Cardiff Uni

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Germaine Greer has said her critics can "beat me over the head with a baseball bat" but it will not change her view that those who transition to being...

Why Caitlyn Jenner Is Woman of the Year

Imogen Groome | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

For those who post online, whether it's on news stories, the Glamour magazine website or in forums, referring to Caitlyn in a derogatory manner, I recommend researching the work she has done and the struggle she has been through before passing judgement. Get the whole story before you critique it. Put yourself in someone else's shoes before you mindlessly put them down.

Think It's Acceptable to Misgender Caitlyn Jenner? It's Time you Read This

Charlie Smith | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Smith

You may still disagree, that's fine. You may still be adamant that she's not heroic, that she's not a worthy winner. That's also fine. But one thing you must agree with is the fact that Caitlyn is a woman. She is not a 'man in a dress' or a 'man is disguise'. She identifies as a woman; therefore, she is a woman.

Should Caitlyn Jenner Be 'Woman of the Year'?

Holly Whiting | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whiting

I guess my true issue here is with Glamour, this award alone generates a lot of exposure in the media, so Glamour have the opportunity to use this award to value the women in our society that are saving lives, overcoming tragic illnesses and poverties, inventing amazing things and dying for their country like Moira Smith. Instead of continuously acknowledging celebrities, this is a real chance to every now and then appreciate and bring to light the unsung heroes.

9/11 Hero's 'Woman Of Year Award' Returned After Caitlyn Jenner Wins Same Prize

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

The husband of an NYPD police officer who died during a rescue mission during 9/11 has launched an attack on transgender icon Caitlyn Jenner after she...

Caitlyn Jenner Confronted By Furious Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner was confronted by furious protesters at an event on Thursday night, who branded her an “insult” to transgender women. READ MORE:...

Three Everyday Ways Privileged People Can Help Equality

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Being privileged is tough. My equally liberated friends and I are constantly expected to like, be respectful towards minorities or something. So to help with this massively inconvenient task, I've written up three everyday ways you can challenge prejudice and work towards equality. (Don't worry, it doesn't involve making punny placards and marching to Number 10).

Gender-Neutral Toilets And Pictures Of Women 'Needed In Parliament'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics

A series of new recommendations being made in a "gender insensitivities" review into the House of Commons, could see the chamber adopt gender-neutral ...

Why BrewDog's 'transgender beer' totally misses the point

Claudia Canavan | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Canavan

It sounds pretty sound. Until you realise that the whole palaver is a strange sort of amends to the community, for pissing a lot of people off with their previous crowdfunding campaign, which was accused of making light of the plight of trans women and homeless people earlier this year.

BrewDog Launch Worlds First 'Transgender' Beer, Confusion And Anger Ensues

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

British craft beer company BrewDog has released a 'transgender' beer just two months after a petition was launched for the removal of one of its adver...

A Government Minister Wants More 'Mainstream' TV Roles For Transgender Actors

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

Transgender actors should be handed leading roles on television shows without having to make reference to their identity, a Government minister has sa...

Footballs and Fairy Costumes: Let's Leave Off The Labels

Samantha Rea | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents
Samantha Rea

The ramifications of dividing up toys, activities, colours and clothing according to gender, is that if children don't like the things they're "supposed to," they're treated as if there's something wrong with them.

Trans Woman Comes Out '100 Times A Year' To Mum Who Has Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Coming out to your parents as a trans woman or man is always an emotional experience - a mixture of relief but also fear that they might not accept yo...

Transgender Inquiry Exposes NHS, Education And Justice Shortcomings

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics

Universities must do more and adopt a "zero tolerance" approach to bullying of transgender people, a Government minister has said as the shortcomings ...

Why We Should be Talking about Equality for All

Kate Thompson | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

What warms my heart is that we now live in a world where not only is this being discussed openly in the media but there are many of us who are understanding, non-judgemental and supportive of all human beings whatever their gender, race or sexuality.

Mother Pleads For Transgender Daughter To Be Spared All-Male Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

A young transgender woman battling being sentenced to serve time in an all-male prison has earned the backing of almost 50,000 people in just 48 hours...

Trans Food Writer Jack Monroe Wins Women's Award But Not Everyone Is Happy About It

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Food writer Jack Monroe has won a Woman of the Future (WOF) award for their work in the media. The 27-year-old, who came out as transgender this m...

Since Identifying As a Man, I've Found It So Hard to Be Myself

Sabah Choudrey | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabah Choudrey

How could I move into masculinity that was all about dominating women and fitting into the patriarchy, whilst opening my eyes to a world that is patriarchal, and embracing feminism at the same time? Can these two things co-exist? Can I exist?

A Bitch Has No Gender: Why Caitlyn Jenner Is Woman of the Year

Charli Howard | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Howard

Feminism does not discriminate against a woman's lifestyle choice: how much make-up she wears/doesn't wear; the way in which she chooses to dress, act or speak; or her sexual activities or preferences - for those things do not make you any more or less a woman.

Transgender People Tell MPs About Abuse, Insults And Public Services Letting Them Down

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics

Transgender people have spoken out about the physical abuse, insults and questionable treatment they have received from the public, NHS and police as ...

Why There Needs To Be More Race Diversity Among Transgender Models

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Style

The founder of a transgender modelling agency has called on the fashion industry to feature more trans models of colour on runways and in advertising ...