My Transgender Transition: Coming Out to Family and Friends

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

Coming out as trans to my friends and family was both the easiest and the hardest thing I have ever faced. I had touched upon the subject with two friends in a light hearted manner to see what their reaction would be a few months prior to 'coming out' but I was not ready to fully engage with them the depths of how I felt or how serious I truly was...

Belize Transgender Woman Stoned And Beaten By Mob

Dan Littauer | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

An 18 year-old transgender woman was attacked with stones and beaten by a mob on Tuesday evening in Belize City. The incident happened just after 6 pm. The young woman identifying as Vanessa Champagne Paris reported she was verbally attacked when a man spotted and shouted at her "why is a f*king faggot is walking this block."

Turkey's Transgender Community Finds New Voice

Jody Sabral | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Jody Sabral

While it seems Turkey's LGBT community have a long way to go to ensure legal recognition and protection, Michelle's new role in the media is a courageous new front in the fight for equality.

AIDS 2014 on the Road: India

Sharon Lewin | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

My first stop was New Delhi where UNAIDS India and the Government of Victoria hosted a public seminar where I delivered a lecture detailing the progress on work towards an HIV cure. Prior to the seminar I met with journalists from some of the country's leading newspapers and it is my hope we will see some of those outlets reporting on AIDS 2014 from Melbourne.

My Transgender Transition: The Beginning

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

My name is Jayden Ray Billington, up until 24 February 2014, I was known as Charlea Louise Billington, a daughter to my mother and father and a sister to my two siblings. I decided after a nearly 24 year battle that it was time to come out and openly be who I am.

An Open Letter to Julie Burchill: You Do Not Speak for Me

Rachel Cunliffe | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Cunliffe

I will not question your right to call yourself a feminist. I have always believed that feminist is a label we should be able to choose for ourselves, and I have spent long hours arguing that anyone who believes in equal rights for women can consider themselves a feminist. Yes, that includes men, and transgender people. It even includes you.

Zimbabwe Trans Woman Detained and Stripped Naked for Using Female Restroom

Dan Littauer | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Ricky Nathanson, has been detained by Zimbabwe's police, forced to strip naked and charged with "criminal nuisance" for using a female toilet at a city hotel. 48 year-old modeling agency director, Nathanson, from Bulawayo, was seized at the Palace Hotel on Thursday last week, by ZANU PF party youth leader Farai Mteliso who later handed her over to the police.

Kuwait Launches Crackdown on Trans Women for 'Imitating a Woman'

Dan Littauer | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

A transgender woman was arrested in a women's hair-saloon, after one of the clients became suspicious of her gender on Wednesday. Her arrest comes after a weeklong crackdown on transgender women in the gulf kingdom, which saw six other women arrested for "imitating the opposite sex".

Brazil Trans Women Detained in Dubai for 'Imitating Opposite Sex'

Dan Littauer | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Hairdressers 38 year-old Karen Mke and 33 year-old Kamilla Satto have been detained last month while attending a local nightclub with police charging them with the crime of 'imitating' women.

Transgender Model From A Strict, Muslim Family Speaks Of Her Dream To Run For Miss World

Barcroft Media | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Glamour model Amelia Maltepe, 23, has overcome being bullied and has fought to win her strict, Bangladeshi family's acceptance. Now she has set he...

Dutch Prime Minister Should Give His Flight Ticket For Sotchi to Someone Else

Kris van der Veen | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kris van der Veen

In the country where human rights organizations and lawyers are working overtime, our Prime Minister will visit the opening ceremony of the Winter Oly...

LGBT Groups Slam The Sun Over Front Page

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

The Sun is under fire after publishing the story of a six-year-old trans boy. The paper's front page carried the headline "I'm a boy, says twin gir...

Girls on Film

La JohnJoseph | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
La JohnJoseph

Last week, pop performance artist, Alexander Geist released the video for a new track, "A Woman's Right to Choose". A mysterious medley of ambiguous apparitions and morose saxophone riffs, the video leads us on a journey into arch sarcasm, and on to a provocative exploration of gender identity.

LOOK: What Was Lidl Thinking Of With This One?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Lidl has apologised for an advert that appeared to mock a transgender woman. The budget supermarket chain said the billboard, which had been displa...

'Real Life' Barbie And Ken Fall Out - Ken Retaliates By Dressing Up As Barbie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When real life Ken - Justin Jedlica - met real life Barbie - Valeria Lukyanova, no one really expected them to actually get into a relationship. A...

Transgender Woman Carmen Carrera Should Be Victoria's Secret Model, Says Petition

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Victoria's Secret has successfully launched and bolstered the careers of some of the world's leading supermodels. Crowning the likes of Cara Delevi...

Female Bodybuilder's Steroid Habit Made Her Grow A Penis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It sounds like every woman's nightmare, and is not going to help the cause of getting more women to lift weights, but Candice Armstrong's obsession wi...

Mx - When Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms Just Won't Do

Catherine McNamara | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine McNamara

Last week, Goldsmiths (University of London) added the option of 'Mx' as a title or honorific when making an enquiry, applying for a course or registering as a student. I thought it was a good move.

University Looks To Introduce Gender Neutral Toilets For Trans Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university could become the first in the country to introduce gender neutral toilets for its transgender students after a long fought campaign by th...

The Pink List 2013 and Other Ways to Stop (Trans)gender Related Bullying

Catherine McNamara | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine McNamara

Bullying can take many forms and when young trans people tell us that they feel consistently frightened and anxious about what their fellow students and teacher might say or do we know there is more work to be done.

Gays 'To Be Detected & Barred From Entering Gulf Countries'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK

Proposals to clinically screen, “detect” and consequently bar gay expatriates from trying to enter Gulf countries could be on the cards, media out...

Man Stabbed Transgender Woman And Left Her Body To Decompose

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

A man stabbed a transgender woman to death in her bedroom before leaving her decomposing body undiscovered for more than a month, a court has heard. R...

Transgender Model Achieves Her Dream Of Modelling At LFW

SWNS | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A model who was teased as 'Glenda the bender' has achieved her dream of modelling at London Fashion Week. She looks amazing, don't you think? ...

Transgender Man First In Europe To Give Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK

A transgender man who became the first in Europe to give birth to a baby, has been forced to petition for the right to be called the baby's father, co...

Why it's Important for Everyone That Men Can Graduate in Skirts

Francesca Day | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Day

I would have been glad to have had the option of graduating in a suit. My gender should not be relevant to my university education, and for the vast majority of the time it hasn't been. To put it bluntly, unless you're my doctor or you're hoping to sleep with me, my gender isn't really relevant to you.