Category Archives: transgender

An Introduction to Transgender People: National Center for Transgender Equality

  We have therapists at this service with experience working with transgender people* – and in this culture that work inevitably tends to include experiences of bigotry, discrimination, othering, intrusive behaviour, false assumptions and generalisations…the list goes on. Their clients’ … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry on Gendering & Cultural Pressures

Click on the link for this useful clip of Grayson Perry talking to Jon Snow on the extent to which gender and masculinity are culturally defined for children before they are even born. We notice at this service the huge … Continue reading

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Attorney General Lynch & the ‘bathroom law’

Seems a good day to post this. For those not following the story, North Carolina’s infamous ‘Bathroom law’ – amongst other things – requires transgender people to use toilets consistent with their birth gender, not their gender identity. Loretta Lynch’s powerful … Continue reading

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Lauren Southern on Feminism and Equality

The point she is making feels like an important one. The writer would say that we have a deep, primary need to belong….Outcomes tend to bleak for those of us unable to meet this need adequately. Few would perhaps argue … Continue reading

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Things not to say to a trans person – Free Speech – BBC Three

Funny, human, obvious (with empathy), profound, touching, relational. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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