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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How Many Transgender People are there in the United Kingdom?

How many transgender people are there in the UK? This is a question that goes back as long as I can remember. If we look at the question we must first ask ourselves why is it necessary to know the answer? The most important answer is it can help people feel less alone and part […]
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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 Television – A month in the UK – What has it done for you? – Sept 2011.

A month in Television what has it done for you? Sept 2011. Each and every month follow the trans themed issues representations and mockery made in your name on UK television here. http://forum.transgenderzone.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2430&p=26111#p26111    
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