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Human Rights Day (9 December) marks the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The progress of LGBT rights since then has been momentous, but there is still progress to be made in Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

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Remembering Lucy Meadows #TDOR

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Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. If you don’t know about this, there is a thought-provoking report here from a TDOR vigil including information on what it is about, why it is important and why it is not just for trans people but for everyone. Much has been written today … Continue reading

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Nikki Sinclaire, MEP, comes out as transgender

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The news today that MEP Nikki Sinclaire has come out as transgender (MtF) is likely to re-ignite the whole stealth debate among the trans community. Nikki, who transitioned aged 23, has been out as a lesbian for years. As an MEP working for UKIP (a very right wing UK political … Continue reading

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To Russia with love: part 8

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Transgender Awareness Week #TransWk: Friday’s hero

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Brandon Teena is my last hero of the week. Murdered in 1993, aged 21, by two ex-convict associates of his girlfriend, Lana Tisdel, his tragic and violent story is the product of ignorance, hate and fear. Brandon’s only crime was passing as a man in a community that did not … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness Week #TransWk: Friday’s info

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The infographic today highlights the problems faced by young transgender people in schools and colleges. Teenage is tough enough without feeling that the ways in which your body is changing are not the ways in which it should be changing. Teenage is a time for rebelling but it is also … 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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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 hero

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Buck Angel is an adult film producer and performer, an advocate, educator, lecturer and writer. His Wikipedia entry is here. Buck Angel would not be everybody’s idea of a hero. He makes his living producing adult films, often starring himself. This means he gets naked and, in doing so, answers … 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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