Asha ‘Amma’ Dewi, Malaysia’s oldest trans woman and a guide and counsellor to the country’s trans community was given a moving funeral in Kuala Lumpur on August the 8th following her death from a heart attack the day before. To read more go here.
A survey has been launched to research and assess the needs of trans people across the nation. This survey is produced by a partnership between Scottish Transgender Alliance, Trans Resource and Empowerment Centre, TransBareAll and Sheffield Hallam University. It is based on the priniple that there has been very little research about trans people, or people with trans histories, and […]
Dear Sir or Madam ( A Journey from Female to Male) by Mark Rees;, reviewed by Arthur Sullivan About half way through this account of his journey from female to male, Mark Rees remarks that “[t]he most important part of the role change is the transsexual person’s acceptance by society”. As well as his own […]
As the Ugandan Government prepares to debate a reformed anti-homosexual bill, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme featured interviews with a gay couple and a transsexual woman who have fled the country after abuse including imprisonment, sexual assault, beatings and harassment. To hear the report and the interviews go here.
The Schools OUT 2012 Conference – which featured how to raise trans issues, disability issues, an OFSTED speaker, the leader of the National Union of Teachers, workshops on our latest method The Classroom, the European Rainbow film project and youth workshops, has been reviewed extensively by Adrian Tippets in Pink News. Read it here (part […]
Over the pond, the use of “tranny” as an agent noun for male to female transsexual people has got the backs up of trans activists and culminated in the recent glitter bombing of Dan savage at a recent public gathering. In the Daily Beast, Tricia Romano considers whether the ‘T’ word for trans people is […]
A pair of identical twins are to make history now that one of them is undergoing gender reassignment. This will challenge the psychologists and sociologists, since it suggests that sharing the same DNA doesn’t mean sharing the same identity, but the same or similar environment elicits two quite different results. It also challenges simplistic explanations of consumer […]
Three LGBT ‘unsung heroes’ have received gongs in the New Year’s Honours. Jeffrey Dudgeon, Liberal Unionist politician and equal opportunities and human rights campaigner, receives an MBE for services to the LGBT community in Northern Ireland. He brought a six year long case against the UK in his defence of the right to enjoy – as a […]