Category Archives: Gender

The TDOR Ceremony

Our TDOR Remembrance Ceremony took place last night. It was attended by 28 people, most of whom were trans, and at least three of whom were people of color. (I say “at least” because I don’t know how everyone identifies.) … Continue reading

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Flag in the Post

The raising of the trans flag at City Hall has made it into the Bristol Post (I’m guessing only the website, but if there is a paper version I’d love a copy). The caption for that photo is: “Bristol City … Continue reading

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TDOR in Progress in Bristol

Well that went very well. We had a large group of people at City Hall to witness the raising of the Transgender Flag. Many of them were trans. There were also lots of allies, including the Rainbow Group, the Council’s … Continue reading

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Trans Day of Remembrance 2014

While TDOR is still a very sad and solemn event, one of the benefits is that there is increasing media interest in it. That means slightly more favorable coverage of trans issues than we are used to. In yesterday’s Guardian … Continue reading

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Trans Awareness Interview

It being Trans Awareness Week, I figured this would be a good time to post the interview that I did on the Kizzy Morrell Show last month. It being live radio, it is not perfect. I’m particularly annoyed with myself … Continue reading

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Thanks, Sir Elton

As some of you will know, Sir Elton John founded a charity devoted to helping people with HIV/AIDS. They work primarily by granting money to other charities, to research projects and so on. Yesterday they announced a grant of $200,000 … Continue reading

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Trans Guys On Film

Today seems to be a day for films featuring trans people to turn up in my Twitter stream, so I thought I would pass them on. First up we have Ryan Kennedy and Hazel Edwards talking about their book, f2m: … Continue reading

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Holdfast Does Diversity (includes me)

Issue 4 of Holdfast Magazine went online today. This is a diversity special. It includes awesome stuff like an interview with Stephanie Saulter, an Afrofuturism playlist, a letter to Octavia Butler, and even a contribution from me. My article is … Continue reading

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Resurrection Code Resurrected

BristolCon starts tomorrow, and it seems only appropriate that I should have a new book out for the local convention. Of course it’s not paper, but hey, it is a great book. Resurrection Code is a prequel of sorts to … Continue reading

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I ♥ @JanetMock

Today the Tangled Roots writing workshop that I featured on my radio show is happening in Bristol. I won’t be there, partly because I am way too busy, and partly because my experience of mixed cultures is insignificant compared to … Continue reading

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On My Art Want List

Yesterday my colleagues at Out Stories Bristol hosted a superb talk by Frank Vigon on the subject of the unjustly forgotten Pre-Raphaelite artist, Simeon Solomon. Solomon was Jewish, and therefore at a huge disadvantage to start with in Victorian society. … Continue reading

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Kizzy & I Talk Trans for #SpiritDay

I was delighted to be able to mark Spirit Day by appearing as a guest on Kizzy Morrell’s show on Ujima talking about trans issues. Kizzy kindly let me do pretty much a trans 101. It wasn’t quite as slick … Continue reading

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Some Kickstarter Recommendations

Because I’ve been distracted for the past few months I have not been keeping up to date with the various crowdfunding projects going on. I want to remedy that now. Here are three that I think are worth backing. First … Continue reading

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Brighton*Transformed Published

One of the things I had to miss this week was the launch of Brighton*Transformed, the history of trans people in the city that was produced by many of the same people that are behind Trans Pride. The book is … Continue reading

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A Well Desereved Award

In today’s email was the happy news that this year’s Burbank International Film Festival has given the prize for Best Feature Documentary to Better Things: The Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones. I blogged about the film here and here. Thanks … Continue reading

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Rainbow Jews Crowdfunder

My friend Surat Knan is running a crowdfunding campaign to help support their Rainbow Jews project. If you have any interest in LGBT history, and in particular if you do so and are Jewish, you may want to support this … Continue reading

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Trans Pride Podcasts

The last of the broadcast material from my Trans Pride coverage aired last Thursday so I am free to podcast the full, unedited version. This has the full interviews with Fox & Lewis, with Nicole Gibson, and with Bethany Black. … Continue reading

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The Trans Stuff at Worldcon

Today there was an academic program section that included a paper on trans characters in science fiction. It was given by Paul Ballard, and I went along to see what he had to say. I was completely floored when he … Continue reading

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Bethany Black & Alice Denny on Shout Out

The podcast of last night’s edition of Shout Out is now available, and it contains a lot of my Trans Pride coverage. In particular there is material featuring Bethany Black and Alice Denny. Alice had written a new poem especially … Continue reading

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On Depression and Suicide

The desperately sad news about Robin Williams today has resulted in a flood of comment on social media. Much of it, inevitably, is foul. Much more, however, is well intentioned but simplistic. Depression, like so many things in life, is … Continue reading

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