UK Transgender

Bathrooms - Our Space, Their Space

Juno Roche | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Juno Roche

As a trans woman I had many years of having to use the 'wrong' toilet facility and it was terrifying. I always felt exposed, vulnerable, like something dangerous could happen. I didn't want to see men peeing or hear men's' conversations, my friends went into the women's and I prayed for an empty men's bathroom.

Report from North Carolina on the HB2 Bathroom Bill

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Echoing history, this month the US Attorney General filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina alleging that HB2, which requires indi...

You Could Be Asked About Your Sexuality And Gender Identity In The Next Census

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

People could be asked about their sexuality and gender identity in the next national census, it has been revealed. After a public consultation on the ...

Transgender Opinion: Coming Out to Family

Stuart Lorimer | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Lorimer

There is no Perfect Time. This means that those with a tendency to procrastinate (and, as a supreme procrastinator myself, I can understand this) can find reasons to put it off indefinitely. If you're repeatedly telling yourself the time isn't right, a little self-examination may be in order.

Waiting for the 'Click': The Battle to Be Heard as Who We Are

Matthew Mills | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Mills

The battle to have the voice we think we should have is something many trans and non-binary clients I work with are grappling with on a daily basis. Some find a comfortable place quickly and absorb voice exercises and skills easily; others are clear they are happy with their voices as they are; some take a bit of time to leave old habits behind and find new ones which feel true and sound authentic.

Transgender and Faith

Jonathan Romain | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK
Jonathan Romain

It has been astonishing how quickly the transgender issue has leapt from obscurity to centre-stage in public conversation. And now Barack Obama has given Presidential profile to it by advising schools to let transgender children choose which category of toilet they wish to use...

US Progresses on Trans Rights While the UK Falls Behind

Aimee Challenor | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Aimee Challenor

I hope that Nicky Morgan will publish the Government's response soon, Transphobia is not inevitable, nor is it unbeatable, we need our legal rights. We need to continue working with trans activists and allies to continue the fight for real equality.

Safe Spaces Are Not About Political Correctness - They're About Dealing With People Who Tell You What to Think

Gus Cairns | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Gus Cairns

You should realise when you are riding roughshod over someone's pain and should f*****g shut up and listen a bit if you actually want people to engage with your point of view, and maybe agree to disagree. Instead of feeling they have to run away, or block their ears and go la-la-la. Or no-platform you, which is the institutional equivalent.

Transgender Models 'Snubbed' In Spring 2016 Ad Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Style

The Spring 2016 diversity report is in and the statistics are pretty depressing. According to the report compiled by The Fashion Spot, transgender mod...

"Let's Ditch the Labels": The Up-To-Date Resonances of the 150-Year-Old Cross-Dressed Inspiration Behind My New Theatre Piece

Neil Bartlett | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Neil Bartlett

Nowadays, of course, we'd all want to know if Stella was "really" trans rather than drag; we, in our way, are just as keen to categorise anyone who strays outside of their allotted gender role as the Victorians were. Stella's mother told the gentlemen of the jury about how the school-age Ernest liked to dress up as the family chambermaid...

What Does 21st Century Masculinity Look Like?

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jemimah Steinfeld

Perry's show will explore and challenge the notion of man as protector and breadwinner. Bear Grylls this is not. In fact, Perry recently called Grylls' style of masculinity "useless", a "hangover" from a more violent age.

Gender Free World? Gender Is Irrelevant

Lisa Honan | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Honan

Our stance on gender is that your gender is irrelevant. Your sex should not define your choices, how you are perceived by others and who you are as a person - in other words your biology and subsequent gender assumptions, should not pigeon hole you.

Toilets to Politics - Why Trans Inclusion Matters

Aimee Challenor | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Politics
Aimee Challenor

We live in an amazingly diverse society, surely our politics should reflect that? Luckily more and more people are agreeing - but there's still some small changes we need to make to get there.

Germaine Greer's Latest Remarks On Caitlyn Jenner Leave Everyone Confused

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK

Germaine Greer has seemingly backtracked on her views on transgender identity, saying her initial position was "wrong", only to then reiterate her bel...

Why Transgender Toilets Caused Bruce Springsteen To Cancel A Concert

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.04.2016 | UK

Bruce Springsteen has called off a gig over a law which many people claim discriminates against transgender people. The Boss cancelled a concert in No...

NHS England Decision on PrEP: A Bitter Pill for Women to Swallow

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

What role should preventative medicine play in our health system? As the NHS is fragmented and funding for healthcare is cut, are we prioritising funding for treatment, over prevention? Or, is effective, and cost-effective prevention still worth prioritising?

Eddie Izzard Calls Ian McEwan's Transgender Comments 'A Bit Weird'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

.@eddieizzard says Ian McEwan is "wrong" on trans and "If he was trans he might look at it differently" #TheAgendahttps://t.co/vDgmrUFOmw— The Agend...

Mum Films Six-Year-Old's Heartwarming Reaction To Dad's Transition

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has shared her daughter's reaction to being told her dad is transgender in a heartwarming video on Facebook. Shalee Olivia Ellis and her part...

This Award-Winning Transgender Film Is Helping People Come Out

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An award-winning student film marking the experience of coming out as trans is continuing to have an impact on viewers, close to two years after its r...

Transgender People Discuss Their Biggest Insecurities When Transitioning

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A group of transgender people have discussed their biggest fears and insecurities when transitioning, in a video to mark Transgender Day of Visibility...

Genderspecs - The Gendered Gaze

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

I cringe at my own female gaze. The times I size up a woman, assessing whether or not I think she can pull off her outfit, if I think someone that age be wearing that length of skirt. It's some sort of triggered instinct that surges into my brain before I can stamp it down. Changing the way we see each other takes effort.

Self-Made, Self-Love: Loving Yourself in the Wrong Body

Fran Hayden | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

The body positive movement, although passively inclusive of all body types, is yet to actively extend the arm of support to those struggling with body dysmorphia. By and large, the area of body positivity that focuses on self-love relating to body size, has garnered public attention and social media is rife with men and women advocating body love.

The Fashion Week Diversity Figures Are In And London Is A Disappointment

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Style

Models of colour made up less than a quarter of the people walking the runways at the Autumn/Winter 2016 Fashion Weeks, according to a new diversity r...

Trans Model Ben Melzer Makes History On The Cover Of Men's Health

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Model Ben Melzer has become the first transgender man to star on a fitness magazine cover in Europe after winning a competition voted for by readers. ...

Transgender People Discuss What Religion Means To Them

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK

A documentary web series has examined the issue of religion from the perspective of transgender people. Our CLTR’s ‘Worship Trans’ series colla...