Transgender awareness week

Or painting trans people as a danger in public spaces, rather than acknowledging that cisgender men and values instilled by the patriarchy are a bigger threat to public safety than trans people will ever be.  What if awareness this week looked like starting a few conversations with people you know about trans people, about our rights and the current climate we’re up against; about the rise of anti-trans organisations and what we can do about it? The trans community needs more than awareness – we need to feel safe Continue reading Transgender awareness week

How to make my household more environment friendly?

Okay, I’m going to be honest here. We all need to change the way we are living if we want our planet to survive. We need to do much better, we need to put more effort in living a more sustainable life. But how? How one does start? I moved to the UK a year-ish ago and I am still figuring a lot of things out. There isn’t really a good brochure on things that are just everyday little things that we should all know about but guess what…we don’t. I am coming from a far less developed country and … Continue reading How to make my household more environment friendly?

Our Eight Favorite Feminist Moments from the 2019 Emmy Awards

“I have the right, you have the right, we all have the right,” Billy Porter declared in his 2019 Emmy awards acceptance speech, making history as the first openly gay black man to win in his category. “We, as artists, are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t ever stop telling the truth.” Porter’s speech wasn’t an outlier. The 71st Primetime Emmys on Sunday honored the best of television—but the night’s real winner was feminism. Speeches celebrating … Continue reading Our Eight Favorite Feminist Moments from the 2019 Emmy Awards

Patients will be able to speak to gender identity clinic over Skype in radical plan to meet demand

An NHS gender identity clinic for children and young people is experimenting with Skype appointments to help meet growing demand. The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based in London and Leeds, is the only specialised service in the UK for children and young people up to 18 years old. In recent years the service has seen an “unprecedented increase” in its number of referrals. As a result, the average waiting time for an initial appointment currently stands at between 22 and 24 months. In an attempt to tackle these long waiting times, and to help families who face a lengthy … Continue reading Patients will be able to speak to gender identity clinic over Skype in radical plan to meet demand

Knowing If You’re Bi, Pan, Or Another LGBTQ Identity Can Be A Lifelong Process, According To LGBTQ Folks

While a lot of narratives about LGBTQ folks center the coming out experience as a singular act, many LGBTQ people will tell you that coming out is in no way a singular process; in fact, the LGBTQ label you identify with may change throughout your life, and that’s totally OK. As knowledge about different queer identity labels spread, people gain access to more and more ways to describe themselves accurately. But you don’t have to buy into the anti-historical, often cisheteronormative, point of view that emerging LGBTQ+ labelsare ‘new inventions of a younger generation.’ Instead, you should know that a large variety of labels … Continue reading Knowing If You’re Bi, Pan, Or Another LGBTQ Identity Can Be A Lifelong Process, According To LGBTQ Folks