Microaggressions - Not Micro But Definitely Aggresive

LJ Ferris | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

These seemingly small things slowly chip away at your self identity and self esteem. They undermine your identity, making you out to be not a "real" man/woman. They shake the foundations of who you are. Some off the cuff un-thought-of comments haven't just upset me but have made me questions my choices and the way I identify.

The One With The Transphobia

LJ Ferris | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Last week, over two days I experienced two separate acts of transphobia. It has taken me a while to process this and find the words to write about it. I could ignore it, I could move on and let it be, but I don't feel that I would be accurately describing life as a trans* person if I ignored the acts of hate or ignorance that become part of our daily lives.

LGBT+ Inclusion in Education Saves Lives and Must Be Funded

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Three million pounds can never replace the countless nameless souls we have lost, both in the UK and around the world since formal education began, whose lives were terminally compromised by prejudice, discrimination and hate. It is to these people that I wish to dedicate my recent awards and honours, in addition to everyone who has invited me along to speak or supported my work.

In Defence of Peter Tatchell

Harry Howard | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Howard

This tolerance isn't just tolerance for the sake of it, but rather that through free expression and through the clash of opposing views, we can, as a society, get one step closer to the truth - if it exists at all.

Really Really Ridiculously Fat-Shaming: The Fatphobia of 'Zoolander 2'

Emma Kelly | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emma Kelly

Zoolander 2's joke is literally "haha, look, hot model Zoolander has a fat kid", and it doesn't evolve into satire or acceptance. It takes one offensive, cruel and frankly boring punchline and runs with it until the very end credits.

Julie Bindel Slams Calls To Ban Donald Trump And 'Pro-Rape' Advocate From UK

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

Feminist writer Julie Bindel has slammed calls to ban controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump and "pro-rape" advocate Roosh V from entering ...

Jack Monroe Brands Opponent 'Bang Out Of Order' In Fiery Transgender Debate

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden & Eve Hartley | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

Activist Jack Monroe clashed with a feminist academic during a fiery TV debate on trans issues on Thursday, calling the belief that trans women aren't...

How I'm Fighting Transphobia By Doing People's Nails

Charlie Craggs | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Craggs

I use nails as my catalyst for change because doing someone's nails is such an intimate interaction, I get to touch people, not just physically - as in touching their hands, but touch them on a deeper level too. As a result hopefully they'll go away with more than just a manicure, they'll go away with a new perspective - they'll go away an ally.

Think It's Acceptable to Misgender Caitlyn Jenner? It's Time you Read This

Charlie Smith | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Smith

You may still disagree, that's fine. You may still be adamant that she's not heroic, that she's not a worthy winner. That's also fine. But one thing you must agree with is the fact that Caitlyn is a woman. She is not a 'man in a dress' or a 'man is disguise'. She identifies as a woman; therefore, she is a woman.

You Should Speak Freely Germaine: Can I Also Live Freely?

Emma Flowers | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Emma Flowers

I have thought much about her comments. They are nothing that I have not thought myself over many years of trying to come to terms with who the hell I was, and why those "ridiculous feelings" would not go away.

Germaine Greer's Astonishing 'Lop Off Your D***' Trans Statement Inflames Row Over Uni Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Germaine Greer has responded directly to a group of students trying to ban the prominent feminist from delivering a lecture at Cardiff University with...

A Group Of Students Really Don't Want 'Dangerous' Germaine Greer To Speak At Cardiff University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students are urging their university to cancel a lecture featuring prominent feminist Germaine Greer, as they say she is dangerous and transphobic. ...

Caitlyn Jenner Reacts To The Halloween Costume Mocking Her In A Very Unexpected Way

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

Caitlyn Jenner has raised eyebrows after comments she made in an interview with NBC's the Today Show. The ex-Olympian made a series of remarks, and...

This 'Transphobic' BrewDog Beer Advert Sparks Petition Calling For Removal

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Over 7,000 people have signed a petition calling on British craft beer company, BrewDog, to remove an advert which has been labelled as transphobic. ...

How Justin Bieber Inspired My Transgender Journey

Jordan O'Gorman | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan O'Gorman

Nobody should ever have to feel singled out in life. That's the message I'm trying to get across. The response has been amazing. I've received messages from other young transgender teens saying that my video has inspired them to stand up to abuse and believe in themselves. I'm glad I've got a few Beliebers.

Getting Touchy: Reg D Hunter and Offensive Comedy - Part 1

Lucy Danser | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Lucy Danser

The idea of what's acceptable to say onstage or in any other public arena, particularly in the name of comedy, is unclear. The public consensus seems to constantly waver between a belief in free speech for all and being as politically correct as humanly possible.

Three Ireland Remove 'Transphobic' Advert After Pressure From Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

The Irish phone company Three has made the decision to remove a "transphobic" comment from an advert, just a day after the billboard was spotted. T...

'Offensive' And 'Transphobic' Advert By Mobile Network Three Is Upsetting Users On Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Three have removed the "transphobic" advert On the same day that a historical gender recognition bill passed in Ireland, a picture of a "...

I'm Transgender - I'm Still Human!

Talulah-Eve Brown | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Talulah-Eve Brown

Here is a list of just some of the comments I receive on a daily basis: "OMG. That's a MAN!', "ERR. I'm not going near that", "Go kill yourself!", "You were born a man, so be a man!", "Your mum should be ashamed", "You dirty tranny", "I'm going to smash your face in, watch!", "you're going to hell". The list is endless.

Kylie Shuts Down Chris Brown's Transphobic Comments In Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Kylie Jenner has hit back at Chris Brown, after he made fun of Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition, with transphobic comments on his Instagram page. ...

Unless the Women's Equality Party Represents All Women, It's Not Really For Equality At All

Tilly Grove | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Politics
Tilly Grove

If we really care about ending violence against women, we have to listen to all women. I only hope the Women's Equality Party bears that in mind. Realising the limitations and inaccuracies of the phrase 'both sexes' would be a good starting point.

Leading Gay Rights Charity Just Made A Historic Change

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Stonewall has announced it will now campaign for the rights of trans people, as well as lesbians, gays and bisexuals, in an unprecedented expansion of...

By Denying the Existence of Transphobia, Germaine Greer Reconfirms Its Existence

Frances Black | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

It can feel ironic when someone embodies the thing they are trying to convince us doesn't exist. Like when people hurl sexist insults at those who fight sexism, or racist slurs at people speaking out about racism... Or Germaine Greer declaring to the world that transphobia doesn't exist.

It's Time We Start Protecting Trans Kids

Dean Eastmond | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dean Eastmond

UK LGBT mental health charity PACE recently found in a study that 48% of Trans people under the age of 26 said they had attempted to take their own lives, with 30% saying that they had done so in the past year. That's almost half of the entire Trans community.

Homophobic Bullying and the Responsibilities of Children's Television

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Shaun Dellenty

Still missing is regular, usualised (to use Sue Sanders word) portrayals of LGBT pupils, parents and role models who are happy, successful and kind human beings- just going about their lives. Such portrayals send a vital life-changing message to the emergent young LGBT souls out there.