XY Chelsea: The trans film that we not only need, but deserve

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“After three years in the army and seven years in prison, the real Chelsea Manning finally emerges in XY Chelsea” BY DAZ SKUBICH Debuting at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, XY Chelsea tells the story of whistleblower and trans activist Chelsea Manning. The documentary sheds light on the life of Manning after her 35-year sentence [….]

Trans women in the US being detained in all-male detention centres

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Lawyers call for, “immediate transfer to a Protective Care Unit for transgender women” BY RACHEL BADHAM Dozens of trans-women in the US are being detained in all-male, for-profit detention centres under Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or “ICE.” Many of these women were lawfully migrating from South to Central America to request asylum as a result [….]

Captain Hannah Graf collects MBE from HRH Prince William

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Graf is the UK’s highest ranking transgender soldier BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE OUTNEWS GLOBAL. Captain Hannah Graf yesterday collected her MBE from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace. Speaking to OutNews Global, Graf commented: “It was a huge honour receiving my MBE today from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William at Buckingham [….]

Trans and non-binary inclusive sexual health clinic opens in London

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Clinic offers a safe space to receive sexual health services, advice, and support BY LUCY KNIGHT. IMAGE THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION A trans-inclusive sexual health clinic will open at the end of the month in King’s College Hospital, south London offering sexual health services, advice and support. The Camberwell clinic is the second service to [….]

Dustan Lance Black, George Takei and Owen Jones among those backing #GWithTheT

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Labour’s lead LGBTQI adviser calls for show of solidarity from gay, male community BY DIVA STAFF Labour’s lead LGBTQI advisor, Anthony Watson, has issued an open letter backed by high profile personalities in an attempt to unite gay men in solidarity with the trans community.  The equality tsar’s rallying cry comes as Stonewall, Britain’s leading [….]

Trans, pants and global plans

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Carmen Liu introduces the world’s first lingerie collection created exclusively for trans women BY SOPHIE ROBBINS I looked at the waiter behind the drinks table in the reception area and had a moment of cognitive dissonance.  For a moment, I was back in a dimly remembered world of receptions, PR launches and cavernous venues veined [….]

Andee Ryder becomes first trans producer-director to be nominated for a BAFTA

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“There’s an issue with diversity within the industry; there’s also promise – but it won’t change overnight” BY EMILY EATON Andee “Dee” Ryder’s recent film McQueen, a feature-length documentary on Alexander McQueen, has received two nominations: Outstanding British Film and Documentary – making Dee the first trans producer-director to be nominated for the prestigious award. Here, [….]