Transgender Day of Remembrance

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The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on 20 November, is a day to remember those who have been killed as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. TDoR was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes

Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes

Kirsty Wark’s BBC documentary, Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes, was shocking and provocative but too short. It needed another hour or two to properly do justice to its subject. It needed another hour on whether misogyny really is on the rise or whether it is just more … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness Week #TransWk: Thursday’s info

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The infographic below makes for depressing reading. Although distressing for transpeople themselves, it is possibly more distressing for those who love and support them. It confirms all the things that worry the families and partners of transmen and transwomen when they first come out as trans. It feeds into the … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness Week #TransWk: Wednesday’s info

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This infographic is USA-centric but the proportions probably hold true for most countries. The last stat on the infographic is probably the most shameful and, as anyone who follows the news on trans issues knows, not only are trans people not taken seriously when they complain about discrimination, they are … Continue reading

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The power of positive reporting

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In the news this week was a study that showed “fifty-five percent of trans people were found to live with social anxiety. Within the general American population, similar types of anxiety are experienced by only 6.8% of the population while these levels of anxiety were found to exist at a … Continue reading

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