UK Transgender

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" #TheAgenda— 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...

Trans Storyline on BBC 'Casualty': Half a Celebration?

Fox Fisher | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Fox Fisher

Because there is not enough representation and these are early days, we are impatient to see aspects of ourselves represented in the media. We often get angry or upset when we don't see ourselves reflected in a mainstream character, no matter how authentic they may be.

Daily Mail Denies Forcing Film Director To Come Out As Trans

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK

The Daily Mail has firmly denied that it tried to coerce filmmaker Lilly Wachowski into coming out as a transgender woman. The 48-year-old revealed...

Daniel Welsh

Why Caitlyn And Kellie Aren't The End Of The Transgender Story | Daniel Welsh | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Transgender issues have taken a step to the forefront of people’s minds in recent years but, in 2015, it was undeniable that things sped up consider...

Trans Women Share Valuable Lessons For Their Younger Selves

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying transgender visibility has soared over the past few years. Since Caitlyn Jenner came out in 2015 and transitioned in the public eye...

Transgender Opinion: Two-Way "Passing Privilege"

Stuart Lorimer | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Lorimer

It hadn't occurred to me before but, thinking about it, it did seem that contained within the notion of being a "trans ally" is the implicit assumption that one is not oneself trans. Did that assumption bother me? I wasn't sure.

LGBT History Month - A Military Snapshot

Caroline Paige | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK
Caroline Paige

Does today's LGBT community truly only want to hear from LGBT personnel who are fortunate enough to have never served in the days when their livelihood and future was at risk purely for being LGBT? Perhaps it does.

Sex and Gender

Lewis Worrow | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

I ask each and every one of you to take part in the campaigning in any way possible, be that by supporting the campaign for gender-neutral toilets as those attending higher education institutions such as The University of Hull, Sussex, Bath, Manchester, Staffordshire, Bradford and Oxford have done or be it simply by supporting the use of gender-neutral pronouns it makes a difference and sets a foundation from which we can build a better more progressive future, together.