Drag does not equal trans*

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The US TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race has been in the news recently over its use of transphobic language in attempts to be humorous. At least, I hope that this was their only intention. Having never seen the show and having no interest in reality TV, I cannot comment on … Continue reading

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How do we “play up! play up! and play the game”? Part 1

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This question seems to be getting a lot of air time at the moment, and it is one that is ruffling a few feathers. Fallon Fox, a MtF martial arts fighter in the United States, is campaigning not to have to reveal her medical history to her opponents before a … Continue reading

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Finding a voice

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I read an interesting article about transmen in India this week. It was about their invisibility within the LGBT community, and their inclusion in the Bangalore Queer Film Festival. Gee Ameena Suleiman, a film-maker and a researcher whose docu-fiction “Kalvattukal”, portraying the lives of transmen, was screened  in the fest … Continue reading

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The importance of transsexual/ transgender fiction

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In short, the importance of trans-lit is to reflect the experience of transgender/transsexual people in a way that is accessible to those who are not. In so doing, the experience is normalised so that, when a transsexual/transgender person is encountered in the course of daily life, there already exists a … Continue reading

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