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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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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