A photo of Cyrus Davis taking the win against Ian Robb at the Pokemon TCG World Championships photo credit Darin O'Meara

Cyrus Davis wins! First openly transgender Pokemon TCG International champion!

After defeating former World Championship finalist Ian Robb in the Pokemon TCG North American International Championships (NAIC) finals, Cyrus Davis becomes the first ever trans player to win an international championship by piloting her off-the-radar Urshifu/Inteleon deck.
Promotional image for When All Is Said depicting writer and curator Travis Alabanza on the phone

When All Is Said; interview with writer Ebun Sodipo

When All Is Said is a collection of 5 short plays, written by 5 Black trans people, in their own voices and delivered over the phone. What secrets would you tell a complete stranger? Would you accept an invitation to listen instead?
A landscape image of the House of Parliament in London on a Sunny day, taken from Westminster Bridge where the Equality Act was debated

Equality Act and the awful anti-trans debate in UK Parliament

On Monday 12 June, MPs met in Westminster Hall for a three hour debate on the definition of sex in the Equality Act 2010. A contentious debate that had been bubbling up for several months. Moss writes;
Title image for the article which reads "How war turned into war on trans: complete ban of trans people in russia" with an image of Russian politician Vyacheslav Volodin; chairman of the Russian State Duma

Trans people in Russia completely banned; how war became war on trans people

Russian government takes the opportunity to make any medical and legal transition banned nationwide, leaving trans people in Russia very worried for their futures. Evgeniya Moreva writes;
Two people holding placards at a Kill The Bill protest in Reading. One placard reads; "PROTECT! Gypsy, roma and traveller communities, sex workers, disabled people, trans folk, black youth, working class women and the right to protest". The second sign reads "You strip us of our rights we strip that "PRITI" smile off your face. Power to the people".

Sex workers make trans activism; lets remember to honour them

Sex workers are often over looked in more mainstream conversations surrounding trans liberation. We shouldn't forget that trans activism was and is still built by sex workers, Felix Fern writes;
Photo of a person at Pride holding a transgender flag sign which reads "non-binary identities are valid" which Ryan Castellucci's case is fighting for.

Ryan Castellucci granted judicial review over UK non-binary recognition

A trans non-binary person is bringing legal proceedings against the British government, urging it to legally recognise their gender as non-binary. Ryan Castellucci, a US citizen who moved to the UK for work in 2019, is legally recognised as non-binary in their home state of California, including on their passport and birth certificate.
Promotional material for A Trans Man Walks Into A Gay Bar by Harry Nicholas

A Trans Man Walks Into a Gay Bar “is sweet, heartfelt, insightful, a seriously...

A Trans Man Walks Into a Gay Bar: A Journey of Self (and Sexual) Discovery by Harry Nicholas is available to buy now. Elia Cugini writes;
Census 2021 logo which reads "census 2021" in a purple font and also includes the welsh for census too which is "cyfrifiad". This is the first official UK government survey to include transgender and non-binary census data.

What does Census 2021 say about trans people?

Trans people live in diverse communities, intersecting ethnicity, age, disability, religion and sexuality. This is not news, but the Office for National Statistics released fresh data comparing the gender identities of people in England and Wales with key demographics which were recorded in Census 2021.
A photo of the Gay Liberation Front of which Rachel Pollack was a founding member

“Rachel Pollack changed my life, I shall miss her always”

Rachel Pollack, widely known for her Tarot reading and comic books, passed away on April 7th 2023. We wanted to honour her life and commissioned this piece from a friend of hers in her memory. Roz Kaveney writes;
A wide shot of Posie Parker at her rally in Victoria, Australia with a small crowd around her. Photo by @CJMurrumbeena on Twitter.

Posie Parker was allowed in Australia, lets make sure her ideology isn’t

"We need to talk more about the ideology which Posie Parker tried to import at her Let Women Speak event in Victoria, Australia", writes LilahRPG - who was part of the counter protest.