Being transgender is not a sexuality, it’s a gender identity. Childline spoke to Lewis Hancox and Fox Fisher to find out what it means to be transgender and to hear their advice for young people struggling with their gender identity. (more…)
(Daily Mirror) Teenager Phoebe Cesinaro has fulfilled her dreams and overcome her bullies to become her school’s first ever transgender cheerleader.
However, just two years ago Phoebe was presenting herself as a gay male and using her birth name Christian.
Since coming out as a straight transgender girl, the brave sixteen-year-old has faced cruel bullying and been ostracised from her peers. (more…)
(Border Telegraph) A TRANSGENDER woman from the Borders is raising money for LGBT charities by completing a 30 mile walk – in four inch high heels.
Jai Dara Latto lives in Walkerburn but was born in Bangkok to an Indian/Thai mother and Scottish father.
On April 30, the 22-year-old will be walking from Walkerburn to Edinburgh Castle to raise money for three LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) charities. (more…)
(Huffington Post) “I don’t know how to ask this, but um,” my friend said to me.
“Just ask,” I interrupted.
“Well, my boss is in a strange place and I was wondering if you could talk to him. He just found out this his little girl, er boy, er well, he found out that one of his children is transgender. You’re the only person I know that’s Trans and just by knowing you, it’s helped me a lot, so I just thought maybe you could talk to him.” (more…)
(Huffington Post) At 14, Jazz Jennings is at the age where one particular social topic tends to dominate all the others: dating.
As many of her peers begin to go out on dates or at least think about dating, Jazz says she’s not opposed to the idea of exploring a relationship. “I just go with the flow and see what happens. If boys like me and I like them back, then, yeah, it’ll happen,” she tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” (more…)
Being Alice and not David just feels right’: Transgender woman reveals emotional journey to becoming her true self
(Daily Mirror) As a young boy, Alice Castle grew up in Scotland wondering why boys could wear kilts but not skirts.
That was when she was David, a boy with a gender that didn’t fit.
But now as 22-year-old Alice she is free to be the woman she wants to be. (more…)
‘You will never walk an inch in our shoes’: Teenage transgender siblings react to article about them
(Washington Post) Thomas and Nyr Medina-Castrejon are best friends, brother and sister. They share many things — an interest in computers, a penchant for languages, a fondness for animals — but only one makes them an “anomaly.”
Seventeen-year-old Thomas and 13-year-old Nyr are both transgender. (more…)
(Mashable) A transgender woman dressed elegantly in her wedding dress is about to marry her cisgender fiancé. A loving crowd surrounds them as the pastor begins the ceremony.
There’s no dissension, no frowning on-lookers and nobody protesting what’s in front of them — not that there ever should be. But this TV wedding isn’t taking place in 2015. It’s 1977. (more…)
(BBC Newsbeat) Steffan Zachiyah and Romario Wanliss are two transgender friends living in the UK. In a new documentary, Newsbeat and Radio 1 Stories follows the pair as they reveal their identities to their families in Jamaica.
There are a few terms that come up a lot when talking about trans issues. Steffan and Romario have told us the phrases you need to know. (more…)
(Broadly) Her Story is a new series that explores the love lives of transgender and queer women. Historically, these narratives have been subsumed by the perspective of the male protagonist: She is the devastating surprise twist in his story. This has changed in the past two years to some degree, with the rise of shows like Transparent, but next week an unprecedented look into the relationships of queer and trans women will debut and stream for free on the series’ website. (more…)