CHARITY: Mermaids are here to support trans and gender-diverse young people

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Find out how you can support the wonderful work of Mermaids this Trans Awareness Week and beyond  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Mermaids have been supporting trans and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families as far back as 1995. The team started as a small group of concerned parents sat around the kitchen table, sharing experiences [….]

TRANS TRIVIA: The top 10 trans history facts

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University of Exeter give their top trans trivia for Trans Awareness Week BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS/UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, IMAGE VIA BROADLY GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION University of Exeter have today released their top 10 most important trans history facts, for all walks of life to know, in order to mark this year’s Trans Awareness Week.  Researchers from [….]

TRANS ICONS: The ones to watch list

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We’re kicking of Transgender Awareness Week with a list of our inspirational icons 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy Trans Awareness Week! Every November is an important time to not only honour those who advocated for transgender rights in the past, but to celebrate the wonderful change-makers raising awareness for the trans community today. Here at [….]

NEWS: Don’t You Want Me documents the resilience of the LGBTQI community and their rescue dogs

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A powerful photo project and life-saving rescue grant to mark Trans Awareness Month  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JACK JACKSON The Don’t You Want Me project in partnership with animal welfare charity Wild at Heart Foundation is rolling out an initiative to enable someone from the queer and trans community in the UK, who is [….]

PODCAST: All-star team of transgender and non-binary creatives launch time-travelling podcast

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Adventures In Time And Gender unveils important milestones of transgender history  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Filmmaker and writer Jason Barker and director Krishna Istha have partnered with other trans and non-binary creatives and young people as well as academic researchers to create an exciting new podcast, Adventures In Time And Gender, which unveils important milestones of [….]

COMMUNITY: Help support T&Coffee to bring trans individuals together

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Their Story, Her Story, His Story, Our Story…History – a benefit album for the trans community  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION T&Coffee is a peer to peer networking project, providing alcohol free, accessible and safe spaces, where trans and gender diverse people can share their experiences. The project is aimed [….]

NEWS: Italian lesbian rights organisation called out for its transphobic views

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Jane Fae explores the tragic transphobia faced by Ciro Migliore in the Italian press and LGBTQI community BY JANE FAE Transphobia comes in many guises. Today it may take the form of violence against any identity that fails to fit cishet norms. Tomorrow, it will be newspapers misreporting, misgendering. Perhaps hardest to swallow is the bigotry [….]