Healthcare spelled out in scrabble tiles. To represent trans healthcare on the NHS.

Trans healthcare on the NHS; a story of repeated failure

Between striking nurses and ambulance workers, twelve or more hour waits in A&E, and patients getting passed from service to service with no actual care provided, a lot of people are seeing what a non-functioning National Health Service can look like. A sight we are all to familiar with when trying to access trans healthcare on the NHS.
Tavistock clinic; where healthcare for young trans people is supposed to take place

The lies surrounding healthcare for young trans people have gone on for too long;...

On healthcare for young trans people; There is no magical moment at which a child becomes an adult. No single instant at which we may safely declare that a young person has exited adolescence, and is fully equipped to enter the world of mortgage stress, Saturday morning food shopping and running arguments about the thermostat says Max Morgan
Twenty Eight; stories from the section 28 generation book cover and promotional art which features a quote from Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita that reads "A new kind of history."

Twenty Eight: Stories From the Section 28 Generation review

"When offered the chance to read Twenty Eight: Stories From the Section 28 Generation, I had some preconceptions about what the book was likely to be." Laura Kate Dale writes;
A photo showing a packed chamber in the House of Commons. This was for a debate on Brexit in 2019. Which includes many of the candidates in the tory leadership race.

The 8 contenders of the Tory leadership race; who is best for transgender people?

If you are transgender and despaired at reading all this, I can only apologise. However, as a community, we will get through it. We are being made the focus of the tory leadership race to distract from the real societal problems such as the cost of living crisis because they have no solutions. The Conservatives have been in power for over a decade, these issues are of their own making. Transgender people existed long before they were elected, and we’ll be around after they leave government. We will win.
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.
A photo of Arthur Webber, captain of the first all trans masc football team in Europe with the ball. Photo by Lucy Copsey (@lucycopsey_98 on Twitter)

All trans masc football team; “we made history here”

"As I led the first ever all trans masc football team in Europe onto that pitch to thunderous applause, all my worries melted away. It didn’t matter what the score was; it didn’t matter if I left the field covered in mud and smelling like the Year 9 boys PE changing room. We made history here."
A shot of Parliament square showing the House of Parliament

As a nonbinary person “I watched in horror” during Parliament’s nonbinary legal recognition debate

The untold damage to the psyche of those of us in the Section 28 Generation has yet to be genuinely explored; but it might explain why many of us in the 35-50 age bracket who now understand ourselves to be nonbinary watched in horror as the parliamentary “debate” on nonbinary recognition unfolded. A ghostly recreation of the ignorance, dismissiveness, whataboutery and speculative fiction that led so many of us to be left without any guidance or support in the 80s; let alone reassurances that there was nothing wrong with us. 
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.
A striking image of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest lit up at night. It looks positively glowing.

‘What’s in a name?’ As a Hungarian trans man, I can tell you: Everything...

When you take away someone’s name, you take away their right to live their life peacefully: their right to work, to study, to interact with others, and even to consume products and services without having to share their personal (and medical!) history with complete strangers.
Bi visibility day: a group of people carry a large banner painted in the bisexual flag colours that reads "Love knows no gender" and a large bisexual flag themed balloon wall floats above them at a parade in Stuttgart 2016. Credit Ecelan, Wikimedia Commons

Bi Visibility Day 2023 and why it’s important to me as a non-binary trans...

In 1990 ‘Bisexual Pride Day’ was declared on 23rd June at the first ‘National Bisexual Conference’ in San Francisco, US, with the Mayor "commending the bisexual rights community for its leadership in the cause of social justice.” 9 years later, the beginnings of Bi Visibility Day start to take shape.