LGBT

Dear India - Where Is Your Solidarity?

Dear India, It’s all too easy at the moment for people to deride and deny the rights of trans women and, when it comes from one of my own, it hurts even more. Of course, I am talking about your comments in Pink News. It hurts more when that woman speaks without understanding or knowledge of
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The Transparent Door

This week on my social media one of my connections posted up a copy of an email they had received from a recruitment consultant about a job they applied for. The email was feedback on their CV from the client. The CV was “impressive” and ideal for the role, but also that the customer was
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Just So Straight

The recent comments made by Hammond can not simply be brushed off as being (or trying to be) funny. Unconscious or otherwise he crafted homophobia and targetted the LGBT community specifically. This is different to saying something is ‘gay’ where the intent (is often) not aimed at the LGBT community, but just immature. Yes it shouldn’t
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Wilful Blindness: Ignoring Trans-Children?

Welcome to the world where the naive are educated by the ignorant. The recent media attention of the child removed from their parents by a judge has sparked a series of events and media articles that attacks a transgender charity that supports trans children and their parents. Many of those parents are desperate and confused
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Name Change Nightmare – British Airways Option 2

I have an a few nightmares with changing my name with a few companies. Interesting it is the organisations that have least to lose from fraud that have been the biggest challenge, and most frustrating. Unnecessary proof and administration for a name and a title – and hiding behind data protection and security that adds
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First Female Front Line Solider... Is Trans

I was really pleased to see that the army is moving forward with accepting and understand that LGBT people exist in the ranks. Of course the UK armed forces already have some amazing trans role models already – these people are changing mindsets around what it means to be trans and also being very effective
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I Am Not Nervous, Am I?

So after a bit of a career break it is time to start to look for a new job, in a new city. Not a major challenge – I am a confident, well-spoken person with great experience. I had an interview last week for a great job, in a fantastic organisation. I was prepared, I
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