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
Thoughts on the NHS Gender Pathway ….and the search for alternatives I noticed the date this morning – November 6th – and remembered that it would have been my younger brother’s 62nd birthday (he died of a heart attack 2 years ago). Though he died young, he did live his life ‘to the full’ and… Read More Time waits for no woman
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’
This may seem like a weird question but in essence it seemed to be implied by one person commenting on my last post. He/she asked (and I’ll use ‘he’for reasons that will become clear) if I was advocating hormones as a ‘diagnostic’. The quick answer is ” certainly not”. I will argue that our sense… Read More Do hormones ‘make a woman’?
…well a trans-woman. So are you a woman? my wife asked. It felt weird answering ‘yes’. At some level I am not a woman. I don’t have the body of a woman, I don’t share the life experiences of a woman. I have grown up with both the privilege accorded to an English male and… Read More How I learnt not to feel a fraud in calling myself a woman
When I was young (and not so young, come to that) I had no idea that gender and sex were not one and the same. Now I know better and my gender definitely does not match my sex. But just how do I label my gender? There are many folk born male and assigned to… Read More Gender Bender
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?