I founded the UK’s first bi survivors network – I couldn’t have done it without trans people

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“The trauma of survivors like myself has been weaponised against trans women to deny them access to women’s shelters and other vital services” BY LOIS SHEARING I remember realising that I had been raped and sexually assaulted.  I was sitting in my childhood bedroom watching Trixie and Katya’s YouTube show Uuughhh on my laptop. It [….]

A minor but inconsequential victory: Director of TransActual and Chair of Trans Media Watch reflects on the Maya Forstater case

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“Despite the press hype, there is nothing especially new or interesting in this verdict” BY jane fae I don’t know which is worse. The seeming unending procession of legal cases, brought by a peculiar alliance of self-identified “gender critical feminists” and their Christian evangelical buddies, and designed to make life for trans people difficult. Or [….]

DIVA exclusive: L Morgan Lee, star of The Danish Girl musical, on bringing trans stories to the stage

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“We never get to see a trans woman play a trans woman, so there’s this something new” BY DIVA STAFF Trans actor L Morgan Lee has spoken about her history-making casting in the new theatre adaptation of The Danish Girl about the life of painter Lili Elbe, one of the first people in the world [….]

Changes to Gender Recognition process don’t go far enough, say campaigners

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The cost has been cut from £140 to £5 but changes stop short of “meaningful reform” BY DIVA STAFF The cost of applying for a gender recognition certificate (GRC) has been reduced from £140 to £5, taking affect today (Tuesday 4 May).  Introduced under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, a GRC allows a person’s legal [….]

Here’s how trans people are marking Transgender Day of Visibility

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A day of joy, rage, advocacy and activism BY NADIA DAVIES Started in 2009 by US trans activist, Rachel Crandall, Transgender Day of Visibility is a day of celebration – a day for trans* people, in their beautiful diversity, to be visible and proud and celebrated. Here’s how trans and non-binary folks are marking their day. [….]