Mack Beggs: Texas Sportscaster Takes Transphobia To The Mat

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Tony Fenwick MBE, CEO of Schools OUT UK – “Does the UIL realise that it has effectively put a man attacking a woman on a pedestal for the public’s entertainment? Or that it has effectively forced a man to attack women in public? This could be construed as defending domestic violence. Coming from a nation which has deplored the downgrading …

Prejudice and Pride: Exploring LGBTQ History at National Trust Places

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Prejudice and Pride The National Trust Magazine have produced an article supporting their Prejudice and Pride exhibitions across some of their sites. “Many of our places were home to, and shaped by, people who challenged conventional ideas of gender and sexuality. 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, we’re exploring our LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) heritage with …

Trans: A British History – help crowdfund Christine Burns’ new book

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The Synopsis ‘A comprehensive account of the milestone events which shaped the transgender community over the last five decades…’ That is what’s called an ‘elevator pitch’. It describes in a nutshell what this unique book is about. But is that enough to tell you why this is a book you not only want to support, but give to all your friends? …

Some Trans Male History

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One of the great things about doing LGBT History Month is that you get to meet other people with the same research interests. After my talk about the pioneering trans man, Michael Dillon, I was approached by a trans man called Simon Croft. Simon is an artist. He had been in touch with Dillon’s literary agents and had obtained permission …

Gender Variance – E-learning for GPs

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from Bernard Reed OBE, MA, MBA. Trustee Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)   We are very pleased to let you know that the new Gender Variance e-learning course, developed and funded by the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), is live on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) website.   This resource is designed to help GPs …

TranzWiki Hits Go over the 2 Million Mark

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The Trans Directory TranzWiki.net now has over 2,000,000 hits. The comprehensive directory provides the names and details of national and local gender identity support groups; local police authorities and the levels of support each of them offers to the trans community; and relevant information for individuals and groups about trans people, education, the law, medical care and good practice. TranzWiki …

Obituary – Angela Clayton MBE

We’ve received the very sad news of the recent death of Angela Clayton MBE. Angela, who as a member of Prospect, was involved for many years with the TUC LGBT conference (as a delegate) and as a member of the TUC LGBT Committee. She was a powerful advocate for the rights of trans people, and was also a leading activist in the organisation Press for Change. Angela’s life will be remembered at the LGBT Conference this year

International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today (20th November) is international Trans day of Remembrance, commemorating those killed by transphobia worldwide – 238 this year alone. Memorial services are planned worldwide, including one this evening in London (GMB event: Putting the T back in LGBT conference and vigil 20.11.13 contact Carl Banks gmbshout@hotmail.co.uk) Schools OUT UK’s Andrew Dobbin has written a piece looking at some Trans issues from an employment and educational viewpoint