Transsexual

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. ...

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...

Chelsea Manning, Transgender People and the Army

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Male-to-female transgender people may be seeking the most rugged, stereotypically male profession or job they can find. Driven by these psychological impulses, transgender people not only become career military officers, but experts report that they also frequently request the toughest most dangerous missions they can find, because of this deep need to exaggerate the hyper-masculine gender role...

My Night With a Transsexual

Katy Campbell | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Campbell

Paris, the city of love, lights and croissants. During my time there I met a transsexual who was pre-op. I've always been fascinated by transsexuals, and I was intrigued to find out what Mademoiselle XY thought about love, happiness and her image.

When Did 'Freedom of Speech' Become a Cover for Bigotry?

Alex MacDonald | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

What really worries me here is that a self-confessed feminist is actually resorting to the same tactics used by the likes of Ann Coulter and Nick Griffin to justify her hateful beliefs.

Julie Burchill's 'Transsexuals' Article Is a Triumph for Liberal Hypocrisy

Planet Ivy | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Burchill is actually quite elegant in her dismantlement of the "vociferous transsexual lobby and their grim groupies". Shame her understanding of such communities amounts to a gross misrepresentation.

Directing Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen

Dan Murdoch | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dan Murdoch

The development team at Renegade Pictures found Jackie's story in the Metro - world's youngest transsexual to take on Miss England beauty pageant. They got hold of a number, it arrived on my desk, and from the moment Jackie answered I knew she would be great on camera.

Felicity A Morse

'I'm Not Sick I'm Trans '

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK

Transgender people already navigate a difficult path through life. Some feel their gender doesn't fit with 'male' and 'female' stereotypes at all whil...

Which 'Big Brother' Star Is Set To Become A Woman?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2012 | Home

With her long flowing locks and rouge red lips, it's hard to believe this is actually a photo of Big Brother 10 contestant Rodrigo Lopez. The c...

What is This Nonsense About Men Conceiving Babies!

Peter Martindale | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

It is about time that this current tabloid sensationalism claiming a spate of 'men' are having babies, stopped. It is mis-leading, it is untrue.

World's Tallest Transsexual Talks About Shoes, Taboos And Tattoos

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Lindsey Walker used to be a 7ft tall basketball player called Greg. Until she reached 21, Walker had muscles, dated a string of pretty girls and g...

A Critique of Modern Gender Studies

James Hetterley | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Politics
James Hetterley

Gender, rather lifelessly, has been defined by the FAO as "the relations between men and women, both perceptual and material. Gender is not determined biologically...but constructed socially". The beginning of all studies into gender, then, must also be a study of social relations.

Australian passport clarification - no "X" markers for trans folk

Zoe O'Connell | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics
Zoe O'Connell

There is quite a bit of misreporting over the situation with "X"/Unspecified markers on Australian passports that has recently been announced. To clear up the situation, there's a very good post here, on Global Comment. The short version is that there are two options