UK Transgender

Laverne Cox On Why Trans People Of Colour Are 'Suffering' The Most In LGBT+ Community

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Laverne Cox has spoken about how people of colour, particularly trans people, are “suffering the most in the LGBTQ community”. The actor and activ...

LGBT Health: Why It Matters And Why We Need To Do Better

Allan Anderson | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Allan Anderson

Suicide rates are twice as high in gay men living with HIV in the UK than in the general population. Despite working in the field of health and HIV f...

LGB... What About The T?

LJ Ferris | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

So here we are, in the month of Pride all over the world. A month of declaring the rights of LGBTQIA+ people. A month of raising awareness, being visible and marching to change the world. To make the world a little more welcoming, a little more open, a little more understanding.

Pride And Shame

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adrienne Macartney

Not pride and back slapping well done all rounds. I don't want my grief to be sanitised with commercialised celebrations of exaggerated unity. Keep your coloured bit of rainbow cloth. I do not want it. It means little to me. My reality and lived experience do not relate to it.

In 2017 Who Is There For Women to Vote For?

Jeni Harvey | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jeni Harvey

I was born female. I am no more non-male than I am sub-human. Women before me fought and died for my right to vote in this coming election. The least I can do is try to vote in my own interests.

Mental Health Awareness Is Alright, But We Need Action

Jess Bradley | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Bradley

From prisons to primary schools, social media to benefit sanctions, we need to challenge this tendency to punish wherever we find it. Our humanity should never be up for grabs. Only by challenging this drive to dehumanise can we start the work of building a different society; one which has a logic of good mental health and happiness at its core.

Stop Freaking Out: 'Gender Neutrality' Simply Means Unisex

Fox Fisher | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK
Fox Fisher

Since Piers Morgan dominated our segment of Good Morning Britain, it wasn't possible to get all our points across. There seems to be with a confusion with what non-binary is and what gender-neutral is, even within the community itself. There also seems to be misconceptions about gender identity v gender expression and whether or not non binary belongs to the trans community or not.

Caitlyn Jenner Suffers Vile Transphobic Attack After London LGBT Awards

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK

Caitlyn Jenner was subjected to transphobic slurs as she stepped out into a London street on Friday night - just minutes after collecting a prestigiou...

I'm A Transgender Woman, And These Were The Most Difficult Parts Of My Journey

Quora | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Maybe if I had to pick one thing to say that's been hard, just one thing, then it would be this: The hardest part of transition is confronting the reality of challenges that I had no context to appreciate beyond a distanced and intellectual understanding.

Supporting The LGBT+ Community Makes Business Sense

Marjorie Strachan | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK
Marjorie Strachan

There are several reasons to feel nervous about LGBT rights at the moment. Ambiguity in the US and the on-going battle for marriage equality in North...

Full Trans Inclusion

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

The LGBT community is more empowered than ever before, but we still have considerable work to do for trans people. The report shows that we must empower individuals and change institutions, whilst also seeking legislative reform of, amongst others, the Gender Recognition Act and the Equality Act.

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.