Articles about 'gender identity'

It’s time to simplify the gender recognition process

D H Kelly makes the case for a simpler gender recognition process for trans and non-binary people

D H Kelly // 21 August 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Politics and Current Affairs

“I’m not a TERF, but…”

Jo Whitehead despairs at Jenni Murray’s recent assertion that trans women cannot be ‘real’ women

Joanna Whitehead // 6 March 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Language, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

Punk’s pioneer

Jo Whitehead is struck by the brutal honesty in Laura Jane Grace’s moving account of being raised as a boy, navigating adulthood as an angry radical and then transitioning while fronting international anarchist punk band, Against Me!

Joanna Whitehead // 11 February 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Transgender children exist and they need our help

We need to change the dangerous narrative that all children are cisgender and heterosexual and that the supportive parents of transgender kids are abusive or pushy, argues Mia Violet

Guest Blogger // 29 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Conversations about gender identity

Mary Paterson reviews a double bill of STELLA and Adam’s Apple, both part of LIFT, and speaks with STELLA’s writer and director, Neil Bartlett

Mary Paterson // 10 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Reluctant Women

D H Kelly explores what being a cisgender woman means and doesn't mean and how a failure to acknowledge our own, often complicated, gender identities can lead us to let down our trans sisters

D H Kelly // 25 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 7 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Polarised: An upcoming documentary on LGBTQ+ mental health in London

This is a guest post by Charlie Smoke. Charlie is a 23-year-old writer based in North London; he is currently writing his first novel. There is a silent epidemic within...

Guest Blogger // 19 June 2014

Categories: Blog

So when IS the right time to come out as trans?

Boldly Go considers the way trans* people are expected to present their gender and identity by a cissexist society, in light of the story of a trans girl being denied access to the girls' restroom at school in the US

Guest Blogger // 18 March 2013

Categories: Blog

“She doesn’t look like a woman”

According to a Guardian interview, Laura Jane Grace of punk band Against Me! doesn't look "like a woman". Laura asks what this even means...

Laura // 24 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Intersexuality – XXY

In XXY, a film from Argentina, Alex, the film’s protagonist, is a 14 year old intersex child who comes face to face with society’s prejudice.1 The close knit community of this small fishing village is populated by people this child would have viewed as neighbours. However because of the child’s intersexuality which in this case shows a female bodied child gradually turning male which is suggested abundantly throughout the film.

sokari // 16 December 2008

Categories: Blog

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