Trans Activism UK has arranged a mass demo outside the BBC this weekend

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“The trans community deserve a full, genuine apology from the BBC as well as evidence of a commitment to doing better, going forward” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY EHIMETALOR AKHERE UNUABONA VIA UNSPLASH 2021 was the deadliest year for the global trans community since records began. This stark information shows the need for the continued [….]

How can cisgender allies support trans women?

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“It will take a lot of collective work to improve life for trans people in the UK, but we can all lighten the load” BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION “I’ve been seeing it not over the last few weeks, but over the last 40 years. It has got worse,” says Christine [….]

Trans Media Watch calls for investigation into transphobic BBC article

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The organisation points to poor standards of BBC journalistic practice BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY Trans Media Watch, a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues, has called for an investigation into a transphobic article published yesterday by the BBC. Claiming that lesbians are being pressured into sex by “some [….]

TeTe Bang talks Drag SOS, the patriarchy and the problem with “AFAB”

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“Gender is very complicated. I’m still trying to figure it out” 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA TETE BANG ON INSTAGRAM Drag performer TeTe Bang is the queen of camp. Taking inspiration from everything from old musicians to movies to art, TeTe is rewiring the parallels of British drag. Appearing on Channel 4’s Drag SOS [….]

Home Office report reflects worrying rise in transphobic and homophobic hate crime

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Hate crimes reported in England and Wales have risen by 9% since the beginning of the pandemic BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY A Home Office report has revealed the sinister reality of hate crime in the UK, reflecting a rise in reported hate crimes by 9% since the beginning of the pandemic. The report [….]

The Gender Inclusion Network is combatting the rise of transphobia in the British media

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Thousands of academics are refusing to be silenced when it comes to trans rights BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION – ZACKARY DRUCKER In a recent UK survey, 93% of participants reported that transphobia within the media had an impact on their experience of transphobia from strangers in the street. 85% said [….]

TransActual UK survey exposes the shocking reality for Trans and Non-binary people in the UK

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“These findings are shocking but in no way unexpected” WORDS BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION – ZACKARY DRUCKER Content warning: this article includes references to transphobia, racism and ableism One of the largest direct surveys of trans experiences in the UK was published today. The survey data shows the extent of [….]