In 2012 racing driver Charlie Martin transitioned to live as female full time, documenting the gender reassignment on her youtube channel and gaining 1000,000’s of views for some of her videos. Since transitioning Charlie has found new confidence in her racing and some of the best results of her career competing in faster and faster cars around Europe, a sharp contrast to having a nervous breakdown and on the verge of suicide before deciding to transition. Now a Stonewall Sports Champion and finding confidence living as a women Charlie is raising transgendered awareness in motorsports with initiatives like at Silverstone for PRIDE at the British GT Championship.
With less than a month till the UK is set to leave the European Union, HuffPost UK travelled the M62 to ask people what they think about all the issues surrounding Brexit. Beginning in Liverpool and ending in Hull, the country’s opinions cover the entire spectrum.
HuffPost UK finds people are not happy with the Brexit mess.
In the historic city, HuffPost UK finds opinion is divided over quitting the EU on schedule.
A new campaign is launching to raise awareness of the stigma older people face.
'I've had stones and bottles thrown at me, but now I'm the president of my student union.'
Birmingham residents believe police cuts and a rise in violent crime are linked.
'Doctors should be paid a million pounds'.
"It's not all about London"
"I just went past five homeless people in as many metres."
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