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

Kiss My Gender Part 2

Transexual empire is one of the number of recent works by the artist that deal with conspiracy theories circulating on the internet. Mapping what the artist describes as ‘the productive chaos of contemporary identity politics’ Huxtable’s poster sized print offers a cacophony of slogans, symbols and paranoid arguments by ‘truthers, trolls, wiki warriors and bots’ each one vying for attention. Continue reading Kiss My Gender Part 2

Kiss my Genders

Kiss My Genders is a group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity. The exhibition has received multiple five-star reviews, including one from The Guardian praising that ‘it touches, in profound ways, on what it is to be human’. Dubbed an ‘enthralling exhibition with a crucial sense of activism’ by the Evening Standard, Kiss My Genders is a ‘trailblazing show’ (The Telegraph) of ‘dazzling works’ (Metro). Spanning the past 50 years, Kiss My Genders brings together over 100 artworks by artists from around the world who employ a wide range of approaches … Continue reading Kiss my Genders

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

I am very sad

Netflix announces that Grace and Frankie will end after season 7 “It’s thrilling and somehow fitting that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of ageing, will be the oldest show on Netflix,” said co-creators and show-runners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. “We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around.” – Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (x) Continue reading I am very sad

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

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