UK Transgender

The Sex Delusion

Jeni Harvey | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Jeni Harvey

We live in an age of alternative facts. And so this article will begin with the premise that there are knowable truths, separate from our personal p...

Proenza Schoule Casts Three Transgender Models And The Photos Are Strikingly Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Style

Proenza Schouler is the latest luxury label to promote inclusivity by casting three transgender models in its pre-fall 2017 campaign. Designers Jac...

Transgender And Can't Transition - The Struggle Of Chronic Illness And Trans Identities

LJ Ferris | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Every man is a taunt of who I could be. Every "ladies" directed to me is a reminder of the body that betrays me. I feel the stab of jealousy for signs of masculinity that I won't have; well fitting suits and strong shoulders. I don't know what it is, I don't know if it is that I hate being feminised and viewed as a woman so much.

Authenticity Tells Lies

LJ Ferris | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Here I am, trying to be visible. I am trying so hard to live my authentic life right now, to live fully and honestly as myself. Yet every step I find myself telling lies. Not malicious, not "big" lies. But lies nonetheless.

#NotADebate: Why Feminists And Trans People Should Be Working Together, Not Apart

CJ Atkinson | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
CJ Atkinson

I was raised female in a house where Feminism wasn't a dirty word, but one to wear proudly, and while I don't feel biologically or socially that I am a woman, I will absolutely defend women's rights. These women -- from Fay Weldon to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- are doing incredible, vital, and important work, but they're falling at the first hurdle into a trans-exclusionary world that only the status quo benefit from. They keep being asked how terrifying it is when the transfolk come for their pie, and the great glaring truth they're all missing is: we're not.

The Misogyny Of Modern Feminism

Jeni Harvey | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Jeni Harvey

I have been thinking lately about the power of language; in particular how it can be used to silence. I've been a feminist all my life, my mother was ...

Dear India Willoughby - Where Is Your Solidarity ?

Rebecca Fox | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Rebecca Fox

I'd rather not be associated with you as a trans woman if this is your feelings towards my friends and, in my trans history, towards me. The confidence I took from exploring my own gender identity would not have been possible if your version of the "transgender police" came into force.

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 10: Trans

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

"... So, how do you have sex?" Inappropriate, right? Being a Brit, there are few things we are more prude-ish about than discussing our sex lives, and yet, this is a question that many people think is okay to ask trans people. Why? It's probably got something to do with society seeing trans identities as a novelty, and therefore not legitimate

Stonewall's Vision For Change Is A Great Step Towards Acceptance For Trans People

Aimee Challenor | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Aimee Challenor

As a member of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group, I've enjoyed working with a diverse group of trans people, to produce a succinct document, outlining the path to acceptance over the next five years.

If Being Transgender Was A Job, No-One Would Apply

Kate O'Donnell | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate O'Donnell

Trans people are often shown as sad, lonely people. Or sex workers, or trapped in the wrong body, rejected, suicidal, killed or simply die. Basically the media would have you believe that it's never ends well for us trans folk. I believe that art can create social change and I like being part of that change.

WW2 Veteran Comes Out As Transgender Aged 90, Says She's Found A 'New Lease Of Life'

Caters | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A WW2 veteran has come out as transgender at the age of 90 and is happy to finally be receiving female hormone treatment. Patricia Davies says she kn...

Husband Carries Baby For Wife After She Couldn't Fall Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents

A transgender man said he is “very proud” to have given birth to his first child when his wife struggled to conceive. Chris Rehs-Dupin, 32, from O...

Why Transitioning Is About So Much More Than Just Genitals

Lee Hurley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Hurley

I often hear people describing being transgender as feeling like you are in the wrong body, but it's not like that for me. I'm not in the wrong body, it's just that my body was wrong. A subtle difference, but an important one.

There's No Such Thing As A 'Real Woman'

Jess Bradley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

Questioning trans women's validity as women is not simply a question of privilege. It is an attempt to restrict womanhood and to define it in cis terms. To ensure that cis experiences become the default woman's experience.

The NUS Is Right To Ask The Police Not To Attend Pride

Jess Bradley | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

In order to ensure that Pride events are safe and accessible to all LGBT people, including those who have experienced police violence, I will be saying to Pride organisers: have individual police at Pride, but ask them to leave their badge and uniform at home.

Why I'm Sick Of Your 'Male Privilege' Argument

Owl | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

I was continuously put down for being very effeminate and gender non conforming for the most part. It is only in the last few years that my gender expression conforms in certain ways. Claiming that trans women have not faced misogyny for most part of their lives is simply a generalisation that is not realistic to make.

What It Means To Be The First NUS Trans Officer

Jess Bradley | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

This election is especially important in a climate where so few trans people are being paid to work on trans issues, and unemployment rates for trans people doing any sort of work well exceed the national average. Whilst we should be proud of the NUS for breaking new ground here, it feels almost bitter-sweet that 'trans person gets a job' is a cause for national celebration.

All Men (And Women) Are Equal

LJ Ferris | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

So, Jenni Murray, and anyone else who says that trans people aren't not "real" men or women, just because I wasn't born with a body that you deem acceptable for my gender, it does not mean my gender is less important, that my experience is less real.

Trans Women Are Real - Whether You Like It Or Not

Owl | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dear feminists who do not believe trans women are real women, I have a message for you. Your feminism can never be truly feminist, because feminism is inclusive of women from all walks of life, and that includes trans women.

Trump, Transkids And Bathrooms

Beth Orens | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
Beth Orens

Throwing caution to the wind, I'm going to jump in here, because there's a lot of misinformation around on both sides of this issue. In short, last M...

Trans People Share The Everyday Challenges They Wish Cisgender People Understood

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

How much do you really understand about what it means to be a transgender person today? As a gay man, Declan Henry was ashamed about how little he kn...

Transgender Rights Are Human Rights

Molly Thompson | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

Now more than ever, it's so important to be spreading messages of love, support and unity towards the transgender community. We need to be educating others on transgender rights and making people understand that they are not in any way a threat to your personal safety.

The Trans Swimming Club Changing People's Lives

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

TAGS (Trans and Gender non-conforming Swimming group) meet weekly at Glass Mill leisure centre in Lewisham. HuffPost UK joined the class and found out...

Trans Man And His Nan Discuss Coming Out In Touching Video

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man and his gran have reflected back on the time he came out to her as transgender, as well as the love and support she showed him in response. Gavi...

Pride And Joy: How I Changed My Mind About Becoming An LGBT Parent

Sarah Hagger-Holt | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Hagger-Holt

Rachel and a long-standing gay male friend had joked for years about becoming parents together. Eventually, we plucked up our courage and asked him and his partner whether they'd consider embarking on parenthood with us - not as a joke, but for real.