Category Archives: Gender

More Trans Pride TV Coverage

Trans Pride has also been covered by The Latest, a Brighton-based community TV company. Their coverage is on YouTube and embedable so I can share it with you here. You may want to close your eyes for the first few … Continue reading

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Trans Pride on TV & Radio

The local ITV channel covered Trans Pride for their evening news broadcast. They’ve made the video available online, but sadly no embedable, so to watch it you’ll need to go here. You’ll be relieved to hear that I’m not visible … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 3

The only activities today were the beach picnic and the group swim. I had to leave before the swim took place, but I spent a few hours at the picnic and grabbed a few more bits of audio. The picnic … Continue reading

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SDCC Does Trans, Badly

San Diego ComicCon is taking place this weekend and Tor.com has lots of reports from the event. Yesterday I was alerted to a post about a panel on trans themes in comics. This is, of course, something I know a … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 2 Revisited

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Brighton. I gather from Bethany Black that other parts of the country were actually hot (by which I mean over 30C), but here it was warm with a cool sea breeze. It was ideal … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 2

I should write a very long blog post, but it is gone midnight and checking the audio recordings is more important so I’m just going do describe the event thus: mostly awesome, with a side of sore feet and mild … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 1

Today I headed down to Brighton for their annual Trans Pride. The trains, thankfully, more or less behaved themselves, and I got a good chunk of Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon read. I’m loving it thus far. The only event today was … Continue reading

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Girl On Film

A couple of years ago I was interviewed for something called the Trans*Geek Movie. It is essentially a documentary project about trans people who are involved in geekdom. The project is being run on a shoestring so it is taking … Continue reading

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Liverpool Coverage Elsewhere

This isn’t new material. All of the interviews I have from the Unstraight Conference in Liverpool are on the podcast. However, a few people have kindly asked to use parts of that material elsewhere. First up, Mary Milton took an … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Stonewall

Dear Ruth Hunt, On the Stonewall website you asked trans people to give their opinions on the question of closer cooperation between your organization and the trans community. Here I am offering my 2 cents as to why and how … Continue reading

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Unstraight Conference – The Interviews

I have done a podcast of the various interviews I did at the Unstraight Conference in Liverpool last weekend (see here and here). As you might expect, mostly I talked to people about the April Ashley exhibition, but hopefully it … Continue reading

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The Un-Straight Conference – Day 2

Day 2 in Liverpool was a bit of an anti-climax because the schedule was constructed around April Ashley’s keynote speech. As she was too ill to attend, there was a big gap in the day. The organizers filled it with … Continue reading

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The Un-Straight Conference – Day 1

Well, that was a roller-coaster of a day. The conference thus far as been excellent. I tweeted a lot (the official hashtag is #UnStraightConference if you want to see what other people are saying about it. Also several major sessions … Continue reading

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Off to Liverpool

I’m heading to Liverpool today for a very unusual conference. This one. For all of you who did not click through, that’s The Un-Straight Museum, a conference on telling QUILTBAG stories in museums. It is being run by people from … Continue reading

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Man Trouble

While I was out and about in Bristol yesterday, my Twitter feed was buzzing with comment from outraged women. There were two main issues. The first one is that Dave Truesdale has gone and put his foot in his mouth … Continue reading

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Yeah, THIS!

You go, girl! Mind you, that is America. In the UK prominent white feminists are busy crowing over how driving a trans woman to a nervous breakdown was a moral duty, and complaining that her writing about what happened is … Continue reading

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More Mad Gender Biology

Via Gio Clairval on Twitter I found this article from Cosmos magazine. It is primarily about the way in which the function of the Y chromosome has evolved in mammals. From my point of view, the most startling thing about … Continue reading

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Conchita and the Evolution of “Transgender”

I didn’t watch Eurovision last night, though it was very obvious from my Twitter feed that many of you lot did. I was, of course, very happy to see Conchita Wurst win, given the threats by various countries to black … Continue reading

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Talking to the RMT

The LGBT group of the RMT, a trade union specializing in transport industries, held a conference in Bristol over Friday and Saturday. Via Bristol’s LGBT Forum, I was asked to give a short presentation on trans issues. The conference was … Continue reading

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Thank You, Judith Butler

Much of Butler’s work on gender is very densely-written and difficult to follow. This, however, is a very clear statement of support for trans people, and a denunciation of the mis-use of her work as the basis for TERF-ism.

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