The Transgender Zone Media Archives – What is it all about and How do we do it?

The Transgender Zone Media Archives I have lost count of the times I have been asked about the Transgender Zone Media Archives and especially what is involved in collating it. Just how do we compile all the trans data every month, log it and archive the clips? Here is a little taster of what we […]
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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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Hit & Miss (Hit and Miss) Transgender Review. Was this a good idea badly executed (pun intended)?

SPOILER ALERT! (Image: Sky/Red/AbottVision) The biggest Transgender drama of the year so far – just how well did ‘Hit & Miss‘ do? The wasteland that is transgender roles in drama is a serious one, we mostly see transgender people within the biomedical model context, or documentaries of their lives and struggles. So when a drama […]
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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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THE LEVESON INQUIRY – Transgender People in the Press – Helen Belcher’s Evidence

(Image BSkyB, the BBC and ITN). Well what can I say about this other than well done Helen Belcher. When she sat down with the eyes of the world upon her and I suspect with many a journalist listening closely, she sat with confidence and composure. This lasted approx 50 minutes and needed to be […]
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