So let’s start with the reality: most people who transition do so without any regrets. Detransitioning is very rare, but it does happen. Research has shown that less than 1% of the 3,398 trans patients who accessed NHS support went on to detransition. However, just because people have detransitioned it doesn’t make the experiences and existence of trans people any less valid or real. Read more “Dispelling myths around detransition”
The government will complete a review to make it easier for people to change their legal gender, a source has said.
After reports that a public consultation on the matter had been abandoned, equalities minister Liz Truss is reportedly committed to completing the process in a way that has a ‘positive impact on the trans community in the UK’. Read more “Transgender law reforms ‘will happen’ insists government”
The trans son of soul singer Sade shared a heartfelt message to thank his mum for her support throughout his transition.
Izaak Theo Adu has spent the last six months recovering from bottom surgery, but posted a picture of himself hugging his mother to announce that they were finally returning home. Read more “Trans son of soul singer Sade shares emotional message to mum as he completes his transition”
Trans dad Freddy McConnell, who gave birth to his child, has lost the right to be named as a father on their birth certificate in a high-stakes and historic court battle. Read more “Trans man who gave birth loses historic court battle to be named his child’s father”
The Merriam-Webster dictionary has recognised the use of ‘they’ as a singular gender-neutral pronoun.
The influential American English dictionary made the announcement on September 17 as it rolled out a new edition, hot on the heels of Sam Smith announcing their preference for they/them pronouns. Read more “Merriam-Webster dictionary adds gender-neutral ‘they’ pronoun”
As the capital of London’s LGBT+ scene, it was only fitting that Soho Square was the gathering point for hundreds of people supporting the city’s first Trans Pride event. Read more “London’s first Trans Pride support ‘overwhelming’”
“We’re marching for the rights of trans people,” says organiser Lucia Blayke at London’s first ever Trans Pride.
“For healthcare, for social housing, for education, to stop the deportation of trans refugees in the UK and many other issues.” Read more “London Trans Pride is the ‘one day we’re not outcasts’”
Encountering inappropriate curiosity is a common experience among people who identify as LGBT. This kind of behaviour shouldn’t happen in a healthcare facility, yet recent reports from Stonewall and the government’s Equalities Office confirm that this is a problem in healthcare and that it particularly affects people who are transgender. Read more “Trans health and the risks of inappropriate curiosity”
Sadly suicide is a concept that has always been very present within the LGBTQ+ community however, for our trans brothers and sisters it is a particularly serious issue. Read more “World Suicide Prevention Day: Supporting transgender people”
An event held in Leeds on Saturday 7 September and described as a “lesbian-only Pride march”, was instead met by members of the wider community coming together to support their trans lez/bi sisters (not just “cisters”, as many of their placards read).
Police have charged a mother in the UK for malicious communication after she referred to a trans woman as man on Twitter in a “campaign of targeted harassment”. Read more “Woman arrested for misgendering a trans person on Twitter charged with trolling”
Many straight cisgender men struggle with their attraction to trans women and nonbinary femmes, so their relationships with us often happen behind closed doors. But Pose on FX exposes these clandestine interactions, as the series depicts cis men who desire and have secret relationships with trans women through the story arcs of both Angel Read more “Trans Women and Femmes Speak Out About Being Fetishized”
A portrait of a trans woman is one of the winners of this year’s Portrait of Britain photography award.
‘Grace’, a trans woman and medical student, was photographed by Allie Crewe. Read more “Stunning portrait of trans woman wins national photography award”
Transgender patients will be able to receive care in Wales rather than have to travel to London from next month. Read more “‘It is going to change lives’ – Wales Gender Service clinics to begin”
Thankfully, “there’s no turning back” now! Lana Wachowski, who cowrote and directed the original Matrix trilogy with her sister Lilly Wachowski, has confirmed she’s writing and directing the fourth installment in the series, Read more “Lana Wachowski Makes Trans History by Directing The Matrix 4”
Patricia Davies decided there is no time like the present to live out your dreams.
A World War II veteran living in Leicestershire, England has come out to the world as a woman.
Although The New York Post reports that Patricia Davies knew that she was a woman ever since she was a toddler, Davies only began transitioning now at the age of 90. Read more “World War II Veteran Comes Out As Transgender Woman At Age 90”
Following the BBC Newsnight report about the Tavistock and Portman clinic’s prescribing of puberty blockers to young transgender people, we thought it would be a good idea to collate some ‘Top Puberty Blockers Facts’ to debunk the myths surrounding puberty blockers for trans kids. Read more “Debunking the myths around puberty blockers for trans kids”
This year, at Pride In London, the debate around brands’ involvement in the parade seemed to reach critical mass, as an alternative, anti-capitalist Pride formed. Within the city’s biggest ever Pride, which attracted a crowd of an estimated 1.5 million people and was awash with logos for the likes of Barry’s Bootcamp, Google, and most major UK Read more “Why lesbians and trans people marched in solidarity at Pride In London”
Pro-trans groups were the first to march at Pride in London today (6 July).
A group of eight women marred last year’s celebrations with a transphobic protest. They claimed that ‘trans activism erases lesbians’ and sent a letter to Stonewall, asking to remove the ‘L’ from ‘LGBT’.