Transgender

Transgender Teen Becomes The Only Boy At An All Girls' School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A transgender teen who was born a girl is now living as a boy - while remaining at a top all-girls school. Brave Jordan Morgan, 13, was born a gir...

Trans People On Dating, Love And The Importance Of Being Yourself

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Men and women have come together to discuss the importance of having a supportive and loving network when you're transgender. In the second trans-t...

Julie Bindel Slams Calls To Ban Donald Trump And 'Pro-Rape' Advocate From UK

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

Feminist writer Julie Bindel has slammed calls to ban controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump and "pro-rape" advocate Roosh V from entering ...

Finding, Nearly Losing and Finally Building Love Across Two Genders

Emma Flowers | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Flowers

There is no easy way to tell the person you love that you are not the man she thought you were; that, in fact, you are not a man at all. No easy way to tell indeed.

Boy Asked To Change 'Inappropriate' Elsa Costume At School's 'Disney Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

A teen boy who was asked to change out of an Elsa costume he wore for a dress-up day at school has expressed his frustration. Austin Lacey, 13, fro...

The Problems With Trans Exclusionary Feminism

Natasha Barrett | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Of course trans women have a different experience of womanhood to cisgender women, but excluding them from 'women's' spaces is basically denying the entire existence of their identity. How can you properly exist without being acknowledged as a real person for who you actually are?

Eight LGBT Icons Give The Advice They Wish Had Been Given To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

From popstars to politicians and theologians to filmmakers, there are virtually no communities without their own LGBT icons. Young and old, they have ...

I Agree, Germaine: There's More to Womanhood Than Being a Transgender Man

Paula Coston | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

A couple of weeks ago I saw The Danish Girl. I watched Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of the male artist Einar Wegener attempting the metamorphosis, psychological and physical, to a woman, Lili Elbe. Like a whole bunch of critics, I found it hammy and unconvincing.

Children's Survey Asking About Gender Identity Defended By LGBT Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

An LGBT charity has defended a survey sent to schoolchildren asking them to describe their gender. Stonewall said it "welcomed" attempts to support...

Nine Best Quotes on LGBT from Davos

Jon Miller | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Jon Miller

LGB&T equality was on the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum meeting at Davos - for the first time. Here are the nine best quotes that came ou...

Jeremy Clarkson Slammed For Shocking 'Transphobic' Column

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Jeremy Clarkson has come under fire for his latest newspaper column, where he addressed the issues faced by transgender people. READ MORE: Chris E...

Brighton College Scraps Uniform Code To Accommodate Transgender Pupils

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Brighton College has scrapped its uniform code in order to accommodate transgender pupils. The independent school is introducing trouser and skirt ...

Barring Transgender Women Like Me From Beauty Pageants Is Wrong

Jossy Yendall | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Style
Jossy Yendall

Some would say that my recent experience with discrimination is small compared to what other people have to go through, and I agree to some extent. But sometimes it's the smaller incidents of exclusion and misunderstanding that can grow or develop into bigger issues... Barring transgender contestants from mainstream pageants is just wrong.

Jack Monroe Brands Opponent 'Bang Out Of Order' In Fiery Transgender Debate

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden & Eve Hartley | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

Activist Jack Monroe clashed with a feminist academic during a fiery TV debate on trans issues on Thursday, calling the belief that trans women aren't...

The Public Are Awakening to Trans Rights - And the Government Are Being Forced to Take Notice

Angela Crawley | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Angela Crawley

Today the Women and Equalities Committee has published the first ever inquiry by the UK Parliament into Transgender Equality. The report follows months of witness testimony and calls on the Government to address the specific needs of trans people. The committee has produced over 30 recommendations, built around the principle of a universal right for individuals to determine their own gender identity and have this respected and recognised.

Transgender Equality: Moving Away From Psychiatry

Stuart Lorimer | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart Lorimer

At midnight last night, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee released its report on Transgender Equality. Chaired by Maria Miller, evidence gathering ran to five oral sessions and over 200 written submissions...

Nearly Half Of Us Think Gender Doesn't Have To Mean Male Or Female

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

Almost half of Britons think that someone's gender is more fluid than just male and female, according to new research being hailed as a victory by gen...

Alex Slams Katie Price For 'Spreading Transphobia'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Alex Reid has accused his ex-wife Katie Price of “inciting hate” towards the transgender community, over comments she made on ‘Loose Women’ ea...

Proposals Allowing Adults to Define Their Own Legal Gender Do Not Go Far Enough

Jess Coal | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK
Jess Coal

As much as self-definition of legal gender is a very welcome step, it absolutely must be done right as otherwise it will likely be another fifteen years to get it fixed. If the government does decide to drastically revamp the Gender Recognition Act, and I sincerely hope that they do, it is imperative that they do it in full, open consultation with trans and non-binary people...

Did You Disown Your Trans Child?

Lisa Severn | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Severn

They're out there you know, your transgender child. They're living their life with a vitality that you've never seen. Taking their new name, and maybe a changed body, out into the world. A world that's slowly changing for the better as the tolerant and the kind assert the truth that people are people, and we all deserve to be treated with respect.

Louise Ridley

This Marriage Survived The Husband Becoming A Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK

“I would feel more comfortable if I slept in a nightdress, that kind of stuff.” Wearing a woman’s nightgown to bed and growing long hair...

Awkward Trans Tales

Fox Fisher | Posted 28.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Fox Fisher

Recently, I did a call-out for awkward stories, and so many people contributed; there were so many repeat stories, almost identical in nature.

What Transgender Patients Really Go Through When Considering Gender Reassignment

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK

“Whenever I think I've seen it all, someone walks in the door and tells me something new, something I've never heard before.” Nearly 15 years s...

Are We Ready for Trans Youth in Business?

Emma Cusdin | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK
Emma Cusdin

I am worried that recruiters, policy gurus, senior managers and executives continue to reinforce the binary thinking in the workplace. While celebrities can help with broader social acceptance for trans people, it's the daily reality of finding and being at work for all trans people that still needs to change.

QUIZ: Can You Define These Trans Terms?

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

Despite the huge progress being made by the transgender rights movement in Britain, a persistent struggle remains around educating the media and p...