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 [….]

Together in difference: Why queer community is so important

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Queer working class disabled writer, artist and activist Jet Moon on togetherness at the heart of a new writing project for survivors BY JET MOON Today I am surprised when a new generation of LGBTIQ+ people (usually on social media) raise concerns about the word “Queer” being offensive.  I use the word Queer to describe [….]

The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: Fight for your right to be quirky

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In the last of her series, Louisa reminds us to walk our own path BY LOUISA BENNETT If you’ve been following my DIVA series, I hope by now you know that being quirky rules! We are so often shown, and usually from a very young age, that the conventional path is the “correct” path to [….]

The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: Why perfection isn’t possible

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“The unconventional lifestyle is never going to be one of simplicity” BY LOUISA BENNETT, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Whether you have been waving your own beautiful brand of quirkiness round for years, or you’re tentatively starting to explore your own path, the unconventional lifestyle is never going to be one of simplicity. *Spoiler alert* it’s going [….]

The Perks Of Being A Queerflower: Being quirky in the great wide world

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This week, Louisa tells us the tale of an awkward encounter  BY LOUISA BENNETT, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Last fortnight’s piece touched on the pressures of socialising and making friends when you walk your own path. I received so many comments from people telling me how much it resonated with them, that I decided it was [….]