6 good news stories this Trans Day of Visibility

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Some positive news, for once BY NADIA DAVIES At a time when transphobia seems to have taken over the news and our social media feeds, it’s important to use Transgender Day of Visibility as an opportunity to celebrate and elevate trans lives, trans creativity and trans resilience and showcase some of the amazing work that’s [….]

Just a really, really long list of inspirational trans icons

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Fill your feed with trans joy 🏳️‍⚧️ BY DIVA STAFF It can be really hard to come out as trans or non-binary, but those who do blaze a trail for others to follow. Just by being visible and being themselves, these wonderful change-makers are raising awareness and making it a little bit easier for others. [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Beyond the binary

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A very brief introduction to gender non-conforming cultures around the world BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “The workings of gender are key to our identities, intimate relationships, everyday experiences, and social and cultural positioning,” begins Sally Hines, associate professor at The University Of Leeds and author of recently published book Is Gender Fluid? “Understandings, and thus practices, [….]

VIDEO: 6 TED Talks for Trans Day Of Visibility

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Explore trans stories with DIVA’s pick of trans, non-binary and queer-shaped TED talks BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Every year on 31 March, the international LGBTQI+ community, its allies and those seeking to learn, come together – albeit, virtually this year – to celebrate, educate and listen to trans, non-binary and queer voices share their stories, and [….]

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 [….]

Mermaids DigiFest to become UK’s biggest, live-streaming LGBTQI+ festival

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Clear 4 April 2020 in your diaries and support trans children and families at DigiFest! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, charities are seeing a sudden hit and are facing considerable challenges. Many have seen a reduction in individual donations and have been forced to cancel any events planned in order to keep [….]