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

Trans Model Teddy Quinlivan Shares Powerful Message After Landing Chanel Campaign

Teddy, who has walked for Gucci, Chloé and Louis Vuitton and worked with beauty brands such as Milk Makeup and Redken, took to Instagram on Monday evening to announce the exciting news that she is the first openly trans person to work for Chanel. Sharing a video from the campaign in which she can be seen applying Chanel’s Rouge Coco lipstick in Légende, Teddy accompanied the post with an emotional caption. She wrote: “I find I don’t cry anymore when things are sad, but isn’t it interesting when we shed tears in moments of triumph. This was one of those … Continue reading Trans Model Teddy Quinlivan Shares Powerful Message After Landing Chanel Campaign

For Sama

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice–whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which … Continue reading For Sama

Pride Roundtable: Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko, Tegan Quin, ILoveMakonnen & Big Freedia | Billboard

It’s just gonna be about keep on educating people, telling these stories and the history, too. I feel like a lot of people that I meet in this next generation coming up aren’t necessary all aware of everything that’s come … Continue reading Pride Roundtable: Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko, Tegan Quin, ILoveMakonnen & Big Freedia | Billboard

Emma Watson launches workplace harassment legal advice line

Pointing out that TUC research found that one in two women had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, Watson said: “It finally feels like people are realising the scale of the problem, and I’m certainly hopeful that with global standards such as the recent International Labour Organization treaty on harassment at work we’ll start to see a new climate of prevention and accountability on this issue domestically.” The advice line number is 020 7490 0152. FULL ARTICLE HERE Continue reading Emma Watson launches workplace harassment legal advice line

Fantabulosa

I visited the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival in June and had the amazing luck to catch Fantabulosa performing as part of Greenwich Fair. Fantabulosa! is a suite of public space performance, participation and games created by an ensemble of drag queens, kings and other drag artists to showcase the imagination and inclusivity of drag and queer culture to children. The show aims to challenge gender assumptions, occupy heteronormative city spaces, showcasing a wide spectrum of drag culture, welcome audiences new to drag and create for the next generation the kind of work that the artists themselves wished they had … Continue reading Fantabulosa