TranzWiki – a comprehensive Trans directory for the UK

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TranzWiki.net (http://www.tranzwiki.net/) is a comprehensive directory of the groups supporting, assisting, and campaigning  on behalf of transgender people and their families across the UK. It has been developed by GIRES (http://www.gires.org.uk/) to support the trans community and welcomes contributions to keep it up-to-date. People have many reasons for contacting support groups. Some of them may be the victim of a …

DOCUMENTING TRANS HISTORY

It was George Santayana who first coined the phrase that “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. As a successful campaigner I have always taken those words to heart. At the very beginning of my campaigning career I saw it as a responsibility of mine to learn about the history carved by my predecessors. How, …

Why Trans Teachers Matter

NUT

A new pdf is available for teachers and schools promoting trans teachers. The short document is a collection of soundbites telling people what the trans community has to contribute to a school. It is released to coincide with Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) 2014 The transgender community is massively under-represented in the teaching profession and, despite legal protection, non-cisgender teachers …

TV Series Planned Re-Gender Affirmation

Voltage TV

Channel 4 has commissioned a new TV series that will include people applying for gender confirmation treatment through the NHS. We wish to film them from their first appointment at a gender identity clinic for adults or at a provider of gender confirming surgery and then through their assessment. If you are in that situation and happy to talk with us about …

Cambridge Talks

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Cambridge is the latest city to start an oral history project; thanks to SexYOUality. The LGBT support and social group used the opportunity on its 20th birthday to help young Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex and queer people learn about what life was like 20 years ago and beyond for their community in Cambridge. Like the Manchester LGBT Youth Project, …

Call The (Gender) Police!

Call The (Gender) Police! – Brynn Tannehill, Director of Advocacy with SPART*A writes for Huffington Post: ‘Even people who should know better police gender and define what is masculine and feminine enough. There are still therapists out there who won’t give recommendation letters for HRT to transgender women unless they show up to every appointment in a dress and heels’.

Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum, ‘What makes your gender?’

Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum,‘What makes your gender?’ – Throughout LGBT History Month this February and continuing into April 2014, the Science Museum will showcase a new display that asks its audience: What makes up your gender? The display, which can be seen in the Who am I? Gallery, aims to demonstrate a shift away from seeing gender simply as a boy/girl binary towards viewing gender as something much more dynamic.

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