And now, the end is near…

…for this blog. Read the rest of this entry »

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With apologies to Dr Seuss

Oh, dear. School children in Philadelphia are not after all to enjoy Dr Seuss performed by drag cabaret star Martha Graham Cracker. Is it because he is gay? They’re not saying. Oh no:merely that it would be inappropriate.

So with due reverence to the immortal Dr Seuss (and alittle borrowing from “Cat in the Hat”, my own commenton the matter: Read the rest of this entry »

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This is personal

I cried last night. Long, hard, sad.

I cried and then, because it was far too late, I turned out the light and rocked myself to sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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Take a peek …

I realise that i haven’t exactly been the most diligent of bloggistes over the last few months. There are reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: the dire statistics which explain it all

(update on info already put out to the UK press)

Throughout this week, members of the UK’s transgender community will be coming together at locations up and down the country to commemorate the death of hundreds of individuals murdered, worldwide for no other reason that they are trans – and to bear witness to a shocking increase in reported murders over the last twelve months. Read the rest of this entry »

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Free dining out! No catch…

I know: I should have mentioned this a lot earlier. However, I happen to have two vouchers entitling the holder to a pretty decent pre-Theatre meal in London’s West End. No scam. No awkward questions asked. Read the rest of this entry »

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Background information: Transgender Day of Remembrance

The following is put together in collaboration with organisers of one of the main UK events taking place in November 2012. It is here as an initial press resource: but if anyone would like further information on individual events, please let me know and i will make introductions as appropriate.

Background

On Tuesday 20 November thousands of members of the Trans community and their supporters will gather together at locations around the globe for the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). They will do so to commemorate the hundreds of individuals murdered each year simply for being transgender. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anatomy of a disrespectful press

There’s a rather nasty crime report doing the rounds right now which, sadly, is an easy bandwagon for internet transphobes and armchair “real men” to leap on to. To a lesser extent, it is a vehicle for trans fears, which I think is right, but not necessarily for the reasons enumerated. Read the rest of this entry »

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