Tag Archives: Transgender

Sapir Berman

Sapir Berman becomes Israel’s first Transgender Soccer Referee

A top soccer referee came out publicly as the Israeli Premier League’s first ever transgender referee at a Tuesday press conference. Sagi Berman told reporters that she now identifies as a woman, and has changed her name to Sapir. “I always saw myself as a woman, from a very young age. At first I did not know how to name …

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London Trans Pride

London Trans Pride 2021 To Go Ahead

Organisers of Trans Pride London have announced the event will go ahead on June 26, commencing at 2pm in Hyde Park, after being cancelled last year due to coronavirus restrictions. In an Instagram post, organisers said the event is an “opportunity to unite our voices against the continued and increasing disregard for trans safety, healthcare and wellbeing in the UK.” …

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William Asa Hutchinson II, 46th Governor of Arkansas

US State Bans Gender-Affirming Treatment for Trans Children

Arkansas has become the first US state to legislate a ban gender-affirming treatments for trans children under the age of 18. The laws, passed this week, prohibit doctors from providing gender-affirming hormone treatment and puberty blockers to anyone under 18 years old. The bill also outlaws gender affirmation surgery for children, which doctors don’t currently perform. Doctors are also banned …

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Family Matters

Coming Out Stories: Family Matters

Coming out to my family was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I just broke down and cried, sparked off by something entirely different. I wrote a letter saying that I had started hormone treatment and wanted to become a woman. Mum came into my room to see what was wrong, and said that she had known about the cross …

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Facial Feminization Surgery Techniques

Facial Feminization Surgery Techniques

Here are a lot of surgical techniques available to feminise a masculine face but not all surgeons use the same techniques to achieve the same results. Here is a rough overview of the main procedures. Hairline There are two options for reshaping and bringing forward masculine hairlines. 1: Scalp advance In a scalp advance an incision is made along the …

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Gender Reassignment Surgery

Gender Reassignment Surgery

Gender reassignment surgery is no longer the novelty it once was. Thousands of transsexuals, both male-to-female and female-to-male, worldwide have now undergone this procedure. But it is still true that only a small fraction of those people who consider themselves to be transgendered actually go this far. The cost is a major barrier for many people. Others find ways to …

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Gay and Coming Out of The Closet

Telling Your Family That You’re Gay

Before you think about how to come out to your family, what’s most important is that you feel a sense of acceptance in yourself about your sexual orientation and/or gender identity and your reasons for coming out. As you begin to acknowledge to yourself that you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, it is very common to experience guilt, shame, doubt and …

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Older Transgender Adults Face Unique Challenges

Older Transgender Adults Face Unique Challenges

Current older transgender adults came of age during a time when they would have been even more pathologized and stigmatized than today.  So, many did not even come out, instead keeping their identities hidden for decades and many are now coming out and transitioning later in life. While the older transgender population shares some of same obstacles frequent in the …

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Supporting a Partner going through Gender Transition

Supporting a Partner going through Gender Transition

Gender transition can be equally as stressful on relationships as it can before the individual. Recognizing and caring for the difficulty of this process can help maintain a strong relationship with a partner. Immediately, understand they are going to feel a lot of stress. They may be questioning their decision, which can bring up issues from the past and other complex …

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What is Cisgender Privilege?

What is Cisgender Privilege?

First, it’s helpful to know what the term “cisgender” means. This means that a person’s gender matches the sex they were assigned at birth and then a person’s gender matches the gender by which others perceive them. The term has been around for over 25 years and is used a lot in educational settings, particularly when discussing gender identity and …

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