The Paradox of Transgender Currency the Media and Celebrity. (The value of transgender people to the media)

The Paradox of “Trans-Currency” the Media and Celebrity. (The value of transgender people to the media) Time for me to coin yet another term. The last one was ‘Trans-Stooge‘, The mocking of transgender people by the use of a character or fake transpersona – as opposed to transphobic – this maybe quite innocent but equally […]
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The importance of Transgender Networking – How our community can work together.

I can only speak for what TransgenderZone.com is doing. But this is now increasingly being seen as the only way forward.   History Before the internet, transgender support groups worked on a local level. The Beaumont Society which was founded in 1966 has clearly seen it all. An early adopter of the transgender magazine and […]
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Big Brother 2012 – Endemol deliver the best transgender aware programme so far and the presenters have grown!

A year ago I reported on the mistakes Endemol (the production company) and its presenters had made. You can read it again here. But to sum-up, the way transgender people were talked about within the show and by the presenters was objectifying, and used stereotypes. Despite this Lauren Harries and Pete Burns with the presenting […]
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Transgender Offence and the Great Paddy Power Debacle!

Transgender Offence and the Great Paddy Power Debacle! Note the sausage in the background! This week the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) investigated 92 complaints that the advert Paddy Power ‘Ladies Day’ was offensive and condoned harmful discriminatory behaviour. It ruled that it must not be shown again in its current form. If we read between […]
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Virtual Transgender Support – a future to embrace but it needs VOIP and commitment!

Virtual Support – a future to embrace but it needs VOIP and commitment! A very long time ago when Facebook was just a dream in a college student’s mind, online support, shoutboxes and connectivity existed. It is true Facebook has brought people together and enabled them to network, but once you join FB you are […]
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