Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney to join the cast of Doctor Who

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“To be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX Since Heartstopper came to our screens in April, Yasmin Finney quickly became a fan favourite for her portrayal of Elle Argent. Last night (16 May), Whovians and [….]

7 Days Of Queer: Halsey calls for the protection of abortion rights

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The musician has spoken out to address the dangers that would come if Roe vs Wade is overturned BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Last Monday (2 May), a leaked draft opinion, written by conservative justice Samuel Alito, was published and suggested that the US Supreme Court is set to upend abortion rights by overturning [….]

THEATRE: Hearty depicts an international trans history and encourages audiences to make positive change

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“The production feels more relevant now than ever” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY STEVE TANNER Emma Frankland is a live performance and theatre artist who critics often describe as revolutionary. For the past decade, her practise has focused on politically charged performances around the issues of gender and identity, drawing on her own experiences as [….]

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 [….]

Mariko’s journey from Buddhist monk to transgender woman

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“I knew what I was doing and I knew who I wanted to be. I would just keep going, never giving up” BY NIC CROSARA Trans In Exile is an upcoming memoir currently being Crowdfunded for publication. It depicts Tenzin Mariko’s journey from Buddhist monk to transgender youth icon. Through exploring how Mariko blended her [….]

Jamie Wallis MP has come out as trans

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“I have never lived my truth” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY JAMIE WALLIS MP In a statement delivered via Twitter, Jamie Wallis MP, Member of Parliament for Bridgend and Porthcawl, has come out as trans. Sharing his delicate personal journey, Jamie has revealed years of struggles with gender dysphoria. Though he will continue to use [….]

Meet the founder of Jecca Blac the beauty brand creating products with trans folks in mind

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“I realised the oversight of the beauty world in not considering the needs of transfeminine people with their products” BY DOMINIC BRAMLEY-CARR Founded in 2018 to provide products catered towards transfeminine people who had often been overlooked by the beauty industry, Jecca Blac is an inclusive, vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand for everyone with some [….]