Mother of trans child speaks out on sickening hate crime: “I could have lost my child”

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“As a mother of a transgender teenager, this is your worst fear” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS When a parent’s child comes out as transgender, it’s hard to ignore fears for their safety when navigating our rampantly transphobic world. For Great Harwood mum, Rowan Taylor, these anxieties sadly became a [….]

7 Days Of Queer: #CloneClub, are you ready for the Orphan Black spin off?

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If I were to describe this week in one word, it would be “solidarity” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX Last week AMC announced it has green lit and is working on an Orphan Black spin-off series titled Orphan Black: Echoes which is due to premiere in 2023. The network has said the spinoff is [….]

#LGBwithTheT: How members of the community are showing solidarity online

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Here’s how people and organisations have responded to the latest anti-trans actions of the government BY MILLICENT MACHELL, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS By now, you are probably familiar with the messy story of Boris Johnson’s “conversion therapy” ban announcement. On 31 March, a document was leaked to ITV news which stated that [….]

7 Days Of Queer: Trinity The Tuck comes out as trans non-binary

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Say it with me now: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We love to see people living their truth. Trinity The Tuck first competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race season nine before jointly winning All Stars 4. During this year’s Trans Day Of [….]

Boris Johnson excludes trans people from the “conversion therapy” ban

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“We call on the whole LGBTQ+ community – and organisations supporting the LGBTQ+ community – to join trans people in protesting this farce of an event” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS Yesterday (31 March) there was a leak of a Downing Street document seen by ITV News, which stated that [….]

Author Marlo Mack and Mermaid’s Darren Mew on allyship, trans visibility and normalising transness

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“I’m immensely grateful to all transgender people who have stepped into the public eye as advocates and role models” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY WILL AUSTIN Near the beginning of this month, I read Marlo Mack’s memoir How To Be A Girl, where she documents her journey as a single mother raising her young transgender [….]

Idaho House passes transphobic bill that criminalises life-saving gender-affirming care for trans youth

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We must protect trans lives in the rise of discriminatory legislation BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION BY BROADLY Transphobia and anti-trans laws are rampantly on the rise. Idaho has become one of at least 11 states that have moved forward last week. Idaho House approved legislation that makes it a felony [….]