Category Archives: Gender

Buy This Book, Please

Yeah, I know I have a short piece in it, but it is a very short piece and the book is full of all sorts of fabulous things, including a whole bunch of Tiptree’s correspondence with Le Guin & Russ. … Continue reading

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Doing Trans History #HistTrans

It was perhaps not the best timing in the world to be spending last weekend in a hotel in Manchester. I was up in the middle of the night on both Friday and Sunday mornings for events at Worldcon. But … Continue reading

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Trans Duly Historicised

Well that was fun. Some really great papers, and mine seemed to go down well too. I’ll write more about it tomorrow, but I have to be up at 3:30am for the Hugo Award Ceremony so I’m going to bed … Continue reading

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My Sasquan Panel

I managed to wake up in the middle of the night to do the “Exploring Orientation and Gender in Fiction” panel at Sasquan. It was a lot of fun. Many thanks again to Cat Valente for inviting me and providing … Continue reading

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Book Review – Luna: New Moon

The new Ian McDonald novel isn’t actually out for about a month, but he has been on Coode Street to talk about, and I wanted my review live today so that I can talk about it on the panel tonight. … Continue reading

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My Sasquan Schedule

No, of course I am not in Spokane. That doesn’t mean that I won’t be involved in Worldcon. They can’t get rid of me that easily. As most of you will know, on Saturday night I will be helping Kevin … Continue reading

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Historicising Trans Symposium

Tomorrow I’ll be off to Liverpool where I will be delivering a paper at the Historicising Trans Symposium at John Moores University. I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends (well, friends I have know for a while who are … Continue reading

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Reinforcing the Binary

One of the things that really annoys me about the way that trans women are treated is the way that we are constantly called out for “reinforcing the binary”. I think we can all agree that having rigid gender stereotypes … Continue reading

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I Am Cait – Episode 3

The latest episode of the trans sisterhood reality show continues the road trip started in episode 2. I seem to be getting the habit of reviewing each show, so here goes. The material from the meeting at the HRC offices … Continue reading

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Trans Pride Reportage

Last night Shout Out devoted a large proportion of the show to my report from this year’s Trans Pride. It features Roz Kaveney, Sarah Savage, Fox Fisher, Kate Adair, Evie Andrew, a lady from Stonewall, a black family from London, … Continue reading

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On Publishing Damage Time

The second of the Wizard’s Tower re-issues of Colin Harvey’s novels is now available in most of the usual online venues. (Kobo, for some reason, is still selling the Angry Robot editions, which we will sort in due course.) Damage … Continue reading

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Hollywood Rewrites History (again)

Some of you will have heard that a film about the 1969 Stonewall riot, often cited as the beginning of the gay rights movement, is being made. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will have seen a barrage … Continue reading

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I Am Cait – Episode 2

I was slightly more organized this weekend and got to see episode 2 of I Am Cait shortly after it was broadcast. Thoughts, I have them. One of the things that comes over quite strongly in this episode is how … Continue reading

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Meeting Cait

Last night I finally got to watch episode 1 of I Am Cait, the Caitlyn Jenner reality show. I figure I should probably say a few things. First up, Jenner’s trans identity seems very genuine. All of the talk about … Continue reading

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Stop Worrying and Ditch the Binaries

Hopefully I don’t need to give you folks (another) lecture on why the gender binary is silly. Sadly, however, human beings appear to be addicted to binary thinking, and it causes them to get into all sorts of panics. One … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – What’s Next?

I see from Twitter that this evening Sarah Savage will be on a panel about the future of Pride. Obviously that will be Brighton-specific, but many of the issues apply the world over. As far as I see it, a … Continue reading

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Athletics Discovers Intersex

Gender and sport have been uneasy bedfellows for a long time. Many of you will remember the story of Caster Semenya, and you may have seen me write about Santhi Soundarajan. The International Association of Athletics Federations have stumbled from … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 3

I didn’t actually see much of the Sunday events. I needed to grab an interview with my friend Kathy Caton who has been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards (in the LGBT role model category) this year. Kathy was busy … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 2

Well, that was amazing. When I got to the Marlborough in the morning it was clear that there were way more people than last year. I found Roz Kaveney, and we stood on the kerb together watching the parade leave. … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 1

So, here I am at the seaside. Today the weather has been endless torrential rain. Welcome to the British summer. Thankfully the forecast for tomorrow is mostly dry, and I have been told that it has been very dry in … Continue reading

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