Former Ku Klux Klan leader’s adult child comes out as trans after rejecting white nationalism
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by Chantelle Billson
1w ago
The adult child of a former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader has come out as transgender.  In their book The Klansman’s Son: My Journey from White Nationalism to Antiracism, R Derek Black comes out as transgender, writing in the epilogue that they use they/them pronouns.  In the book they reflect on their childhood when they were often mistaken for a girl because of their long hair, and now want to voice support for transgender people. “I can’t imagine how horrible it would have been to grow up in the current political environment as a child who, until puberty, was quite happy about being o ..read more
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Trans women discussed trans rights on the BBC over 50 years ago—here’s what it looked like
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by Lydia Smith
1w ago
The first-ever Trans+ History Week has begun. Its founder, Marty Davies, wants everyone to know that trans people have always existed. One valuable resource we have when looking back at the history of transgender people are the BBC Archives, which store copies of television and radio broadcasts, as well as photographs, online content, sheet music, commercially available music, BBC products, press cuttings, artifacts and historic equipment. In those archives is a BBC programme that aired over 50 years ago explored transgender rights and the challenges facing trans people in the UK, in one of th ..read more
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Trans+ History Week founder says ‘we’ve always been here’
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by Amelia Hansford
1w ago
The first-ever Trans+ History Week has begun and its founder, Marty Davies, wants everyone to know that trans people have always existed. The calendar holiday initiative, created by Davies and nonprofit QueerAF, launches for the first time between 6 May to 12 May. The week-long awareness campaign seeks and celebrate the rich and significant history of transgender and non-binary events and figures and to educate the public on the historical existence of trans identities, with huge billboards going up in cities across the UK. Davies, who founded the holiday in late 2023, and planned for this yea ..read more
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This deleted scene from Baby Reindeer offers up a happy ending – for one character at least
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by Michele Theil
2w ago
Baby Reindeer is one of the most popular shows on Netflix right now, and its led to a lot of questions about Richard Gadd – the writer and lead actor – and his stalker. The show is inspired by real events; Gadd says he was stalked and harassed by a woman over the course of three years after meeting her in a pub. The ordeal led to 4,000 emails, door-stopping, and hours of voicemail messages left by “Martha“, as she’s called in the programme. In the show, while being stalked by Martha, Donny (Gadd) meets a woman named Teri (Nava Mau) on a dating app but Martha drives a wedge between them and the ..read more
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What do demigender, demiboy and demigirl mean? Key LGBTQ+ terms explained
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by Emily Maskell
3w ago
You may have heard people use the demigender labels demigirl and demiboy – but what do they mean and where do the terms originate? In the ever-evolving LGBTQ+ dictionary, language has become an essential component of self-expression. You might have heard of non-binary people, transgender people, genderfluid people and even agender people, however, some less well-known terms you may not have heard are demigirl and demiboy. Let’s take a look at what it means to be demigender in 2024. What does the term demigender mean? Demigender is an umbrella term that usually includes non-binary gender i ..read more
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Everything you need to know about trans Trump supporter and controversial YouTuber Blaire White
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by Emily Maskell
1M ago
Transgender American YouTuber and political commentator Blaire White is an online figure who has been the subject of widespread criticism.  She’s been in the news again recently after author and activist Eli Erlick – who is also transgender – tweeted on 9 April 2024 that she’d settled a lawsuit against White, prompting many people to share their thoughts about the controversial influencer on X – formerly Twitter. The 30-year-old Donald Trump supporter describes her politics as centre-right, but many have noted that the perspectives and actions she broadcasts are more aligned with far ..read more
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Meet Zoey Tur: the pioneering trans helicopter pilot who filmed OJ Simpson’s infamous car chase
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by Michele Theil
1M ago
Do you remember where you were during OJ Simpson’s car chase through Los Angeles? Well, transgender broadcaster and pilot Zoey Tur can: she was in a helicopter flying overhead and filming it all. Simpson passed away this week, on 10 April. His family announced that he had been battling prostate cancer. 30 years before his death, on June 17, 1994, Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti held a news conference to say that that former NFL player OJ Simpson had not surrendered to police to be charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson, his ex-wife, and her f ..read more
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‘Why theatre is a safe haven for me and other trans and non-binary youth’
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by Will Stroude
1M ago
As we celebrate International Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) this Sunday (31 March), I wanted to spotlight a part of my life that I hold very close to my heart; theatre and the people I’ve met through it. In a world that is still often so fearful of trans people and discriminates against them, theatre provides an outlet for self-expression, advocacy, and acceptance. For many people, theatre or film is likely the first time you’ll meet a trans person, and seeing people like you being happy, even if on a stage, is inspiring and beautiful. Theatres provide the spaces where we can be seen, share o ..read more
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Trans Day of Visibility and Easter share a date in 2024 – and right-wingers are losing their minds
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by Emily Maskell
1M ago
A county in the state of Virginia has voted to observe Transgender Day of Visibility this year on Easter Sunday – and right-wing critics are very, very mad about it. Transgender Day of Visibility is a fixed, annual celebration that occurs on March 31 every year. This is the same date that Easter Sunday falls on this year.  It’s important to note that absolutely no one has “decided” to hold Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter Sunday: the latter is a moving feast day which can fall on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25. In Northern Virginia, the Fairfax County Board of Superv ..read more
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Transgender woman speaks out after she was allegedly beaten in ‘wild brawl’ at Kanye West concert
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by Emily Maskell
2M ago
Blu Linares, a 22-year-old transgender woman, has told TMZ that she was seriously beaten at a recent Kanye West show. On Thursday (March 14), West took to the stage with Ty Dolla $ign as the headliners for the opening night of the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles. In the crowd, Linares claims that she then involved in an attack she has labelled as transphobic.  Speaking to TMZ, Linares explained that she was in the mosh pit where people were bumping into one another unintentionally. Two guys “thought I was doing it on purpose,” Linares details. “They gashed my eyebrow with their ring ..read more
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