This piece is not written to influence how you vote in the general Election on June 8th. it’s too late for that and in my humble opinion getting May out of office is the prime requirement. My purpose was to understand where major parties stood on issues that were important to me as a transgender… Read More Transgender and LGBT++ Rights promised in UK Party Manifestos
In a couple of hours the 45th President of The United States is sworn in and the world looks on in both horror and with a bated breath. Tomorrow maybe 500,000 women will march in the US capital, together with sister marches in 61 cities on all 7 continents with maybe another 1.5 million taking part.… Read More Today I stand with my LGBT+ sisters and brothers
For so many there is a pervading sense that 2016 was an awful year. Like you I cannot understand how politics became so dirty, such that a democratic process is corrupted by outright lies (Brexit) ( The Donald); or quite why there is a powerful minority stoking the fires of hate. But this is not… Read More Reasons to be cheerful – Gratitude and Joyfulness
I went to a wonderful concert this weekend with my wife and a close friend of hers. I chose the back seat of the car, so they could catch up on gossip. Wow, for the 50 minute journey each way the gossip never stopped. Now this is not a negative comment on how women natter.… Read More A fish ‘out of water’
I came across this excellent piece in The Guardian today on the grey areas surrounding the issuing of prescriptions for hormones. I have to assume that I could be considered as someone who is in receipt of a ‘bridging prescription’ whilst I wait the long delay before an appointment at a gender clinic. My prescription… Read More The muddy nonsense that is Transgender Healthcare
Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. For years, I would suddenly find my mood dip for no apparent reason. It would last a few days, then recover. Ever since taking oestrogen and a t-blocker, I’ve not experienced these, instead I’ve been really happy (but that’s been just 6 months), but today, Tuesday I… Read More Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
From The Independent newspaper. Danish government officials said classifying transgender people as mentally ill was “stigmatising” and they had “run out of patience” with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) work on the definition. Being transgender is officially considered a mental or behavioural disorder by the WHO, although the organisation is currently assessing its guidance. Danish Social Democrat health spokesman Flemming… Read More Shame on us, Denmark looks like becoming the first country to stop defining transgender as a mental illness.