NEWS: Butch lesbians are facing “increasing harassment” in public toilets

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Eloise Stonborough has opened up about the assault she has faced as the Government launch a consultation into public toilets  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Hostility towards butch lesbians in public bathrooms has only been growing over the last few years, and this hostility goes hand in hand with the belief that transgender and gender-diverse people are [….]

JUNO ROCHE: Trans is for everyone

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“We can do this thing called gender differently, if we want to” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO JUNO ROCHE Juno Roche is not a trans woman. Juno Roche is trans. In fact, according to Juno’s latest book Trans Power: Own Your Gender, we all are.  “When my first book, Queer Sex, came out, I got a [….]

BOOKS: “Wibbly-wobbly, gender-blendery stuff”

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Meg-John Barker navigates gender through space and time in new graphic novel BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK. ILLUSTRATIONS JULES SCHEELE. Meg-John Barker’s second graphic novel Gender: A Graphic Guide is out now. Here, the author tells DIVA how they relate to the book on a personal level and muses about the future of gender in all [….]

Toys will be toys: Barbie brand releases first gender-neutral dolls

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“Knowing we’ve created something that makes [children] feel recognised, that’s a beautiful thing” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Barbie-brand Mattel has launched the first range of gender-neutral dolls under the name, Creatable World. On their website, the company states, “In our world, dolls are as limitless as the kids who play with them. Introducing Creatable [….]

FILM REVIEW: They

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How do you raise a child as gender neutral? BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Louisa Rechenbach’s short documentary They accompanies a young family who chose to keep the biological sex of their baby a secret in order to prevent people from having preconceived notions about their gender. The film has been selected to be shown [….]