Transgender

Haircuts and Misogyny

Kelly Teeboon | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kelly Teeboon

Picture this, you're out for a long day of shopping with a male companion, be it your partner or just a friend and he decides to go for a haircut. You are greeted with the request to leave 'women aren't allowed' the owner says. Are you in the 1940s? No, guess again, you're in 2014!

Maloney 'Tried To End It All' Before Accepting Herself

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Kellie Maloney, the former boxing promoter who was known as Frank, has said her struggle with her secret life as a transsexual had left her suicidal. ...

'I Don't Like It When People Say I Was Born A Boy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"I don't like it when people say I was born a boy," begins 13-year-old transgender teen, Jazz, in the brave and heartwarming video above. "I'd pre...

Hard to Come Out as Gay at Work? Imagine You're the CEO

Ian Johnson | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK
Ian Johnson

Being able to be open with colleagues about sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the challenges in the modern workplace. Research show...

We Need Pride

Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

I'm tired of students and young people as a collective being constantly ignored or patronised by the state... people forget that if you constantly damage the spirit of a generation and illegitimatise our opinions, it will demolish the hope and drive of those who not only have the potential to make huge positive impact in the UK, but worldwide.

Meet The Man Who Lives As A Female Doll...

Barcroft Media/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Robby isn't your average 70-year-old. Instead he spends his time dressed head-to-toe in a rubber doll suit and goes by the name of 'Sherry'. 

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My Transgender Transition: Support

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

It is incredibly hard for me to fully come to terms with being transgender and to explain just how I feel but I am growing with each day to accept who I am and taking any steps necessary to get where I need to be physically and mentally. The road is long, and at times painful but support is more than definitely out there if you want or need it...

Daily Mail, Sun and Mirror Learn It's Not OK To Make 'Irrelevant' Comments About Stag Victim's Transgender Status

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

A victim of a vicious stag attack has won a victory over newspapers which she said "trampled all over" her privacy by calling her a "sex swap scientis...

Meet The World's First Transgender Footballer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world of football (in the UK at least) is clearly divided by gender - the men have a team, the women have a team and they never play together. So ...

Meet Jaiyeh Saelua, The World's First Transgender Footballer (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Sport

Jaiyeh Saelua - the world's first international transgender footballer - is winning respect on and off the pitch. Film Review - Next Goal Wins and ...

Forget the Lok Sabha: All Eyes on the Supreme Court

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

India's marathon election draws to a close in the coming weeks. While observers caution that opinion polls in this vast nation can often be inaccurate, many expect controversial opposition candidate Narenda Modi, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to become the nation's next Prime Minister.

My Transgender Transition: Coming Out to Family and Friends

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 13.06.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 04.06.2014 | 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 30.05.2014 | 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 28.05.2014 | 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 27.04.2014 | 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...