Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

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I am reading about one of my heroes, the British trans man Michael Dillon, at the moment. Michael was the first trans person to medically transition. Plenty of trans people had cross-dressed before Michael but he was the first documented person to undergo hormone therapy and surgery to transition. Many … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness Week #TransWk: Thursday’s hero(es)

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The first half of today’s hero is Laurence Michael Dillon, a British physician and the first transman to undergo phalloplasty. Michael lived an extraordinary life. He was second in line, after his brother, to the Baronetcy of Lismullen in Ireland; he graduated from Oxford University (as a woman in the … Continue reading

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Introducing Ali Gillies…

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Ali Gillies is Transman’s right hand woman. The daughter of famous scientist Professor Gillies, she has inherited her father’s enquiring mind and his inventiveness. A tech-wizard, Ali has refined and developed a number of high-end, high-spec computing and communication devices (including Transman’s visor, which relays a stream of data direct to … Continue reading

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Introducing Transman (a.k.a. Michael Dillon)…

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Transman was born Laura Dillon. From an early age, she always knew that she wasn’t like other girls. She wasn’t interested in the same games, or the same conversation, or the same clothes as them. As a student, studying archaeology, Laura began to wonder what life would have been like … Continue reading

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