Kim Petras and Sam Smith: Kim Petras performs live in Oregon in 2019

Kim Petras and Sam Smith top UK charts amidst moral panic

“everyone is talking on the scene” - What does the success of Kim Petras and Sam Smith say about the UK's attitude towards trans people? Oscar Rees writes;
Miss Major Speaks: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy rides in the back of a convertible car adorned in rainbow patterns at San Francisco Pride in 2014

Miss Major Speaks: The Life and Legacy of a Black Trans Revolutionary review

As a Black trans person and long-time resident of San Francisco, I was excited for the opportunity to review Miss Major Speaks. While I haven’t had the honor of meeting Miss Major Griffin-Gracy in person, I have met and worked with many trans folks whose lives she has touched, several of whom are named in the book’s Acknowledgements.
Trans Rage: two pieces of graffiti left on a wall in Baltimore. The first reads "I'm trans and I'm pissed off" the second responds "you should be".

#TransAwarenessWeek: Trans rage and why it’s necessary

Our first #TransAwarenessWeek piece is from Carrie Marshall who writes on the need for trans rage after our community was deliberately held back by societies and governments.
Press photo of Penny Mordaunt MP Source: HM Government, Ally of the Year

LGBT Cons Ally of the Year is… Penny Mordaunt… really?

During the Conservative Party conference held in Birmingham this year, former leadership candidate and MP for Portsmouth North Penny Mordaunt was presented with the award for ‘Ally of the Year’ by the Tory LGBTQ+ group called the LGBT Conservatives.
A side profile of someone chest binding with a grey chest binder.

Chest binding; organisations who provide safety information are a “beacon of light”

With all the talk of chest binders after mainstream media took aim at them and Mermaids UK we are seeing the same pattern. The voices of those actually affected by the issues are not being heard. Correcting that for Trans Writes is Keith Ramsted with his chest binding story about the need for harm reduction;
Poster for The Prince by Abigail Thorn. Playing at Southwark Playhouse until the 8th of October. The poster shows Abigal Thorn's character weasring a denim jacket over a pink top whilst looking wistfully into the distance and holding a sword

The Prince review; Abigail Thorn’s wonderful debut as playwright

Abigail Thorn is absolutely a friend of Trans Writes and has even contributed an essay on the idea of dysphoria which you can check out here. So there was no way we were not going to review her debut play; The Prince. Kestral Gaian writes:
A photo of our planet; ie the participants of The Gender Census Worldwide Report 2022

Gender Census 2022: Worldwide report

The Gender Census 2022 is out and Tom Pashby has a little poke around inside of it. Small content warning for transphobic slurs, which will be uncensored in this article.
Hove Women’s RFC – a team now missing a player

RFU transgender rugby ban: All you need to know

Rugby is community, family and recreation, and I never for a moment believed that we would see the governing body of English Rugby, the RFU, instigate a poorly thought through, mishandled, unscientific and exclusionary transgender rugby ban, yet, this is exactly what happened on the 30th July 2022.
A representation of trans joy via International Mr Leather #29, at the Chicago Theater, 2007. The photo shows men wearing various assortments of leather, one has his butt cheeks on display in assless chaps.

Pure trans joy is dancing & butts

Look, lots of people post things they call trans joy but they’re just celebrating having queer friends (set the bar higher!) or consuming other trans people’s creative content (cool, but make your own!). Those things are fun and all, but have you ever tried really living in your body and thriving in it?
Official press portrait photograph of Suella Braverman

Suella Braverman’s cartoonishly evil stance on trans people should worry you

Suella Braverman has come under heavy criticism from the transgender community for a series of comments regarding trans youth; with the most recent being by far the worst. Owen J Hurcum, who has an amazing thread on Braverman's comments, writes;