Tag: transphobia

Trans* rights and the Gender Recognition Act

Emma Rock, a queer activist living in Germany, offers a socialist analysis of the recent debate. Trans* rights have increasingly moved from the fringes and...

Reflections of a reluctant transsexual

Evren Filgate gives their perspective on the reform of the Gender Recognition Act and the struggle that trans people face in their daily lives. We...

Things to read before you comment on the Gender Recognition Act

Following the announcement of reforms to the 2004 Gender Recognition Act, rs21 recommends reading to help socialists understand the key issues.   This week, the...

Notes on women, men, trans and intersex: “the gender binary does...

Colin Wilson discusses why the gender binary's imposition is something to be opposed. One of the most widely accepted "common sense" ideas about society is...

Trans politics today: an interview with Roz Kaveney

Back in 2014, Time magazine ran a front cover featuring actress and trans activist Laverne Cox with the headline 'The transgender tipping point'. In...

Our existence is not up for debate: A reply to Germaine...

Activists at Cardiff University started a petition a week ago to cancel a talk by Germaine Greer on the grounds of Greer's transphobic hate speech. Greer...
Juliet Jacques

This story of a trans life is a step towards imagining...

Sølvi reviews Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques (Verso, £16.99) When Juliet Jacques started writing her Transgender Journey blog in the Guardian, I'm reasonably sure I...

“Are you like wearing mascara?”

As part of rs21's ongoing series on trans liberation, Sølvi, a teaching assistant in a London secondary school, tries to grapple with what it means...

The Future of Trans Politics

In some ways, the struggle for trans liberation is finally beginning to get the respect and recognition it deserves. Yet, as Kae Smith argues, none...

“I Was Born a Baby Not a Boy”: Sex, Gender and...

In the second article in a series on trans politics, Shanice McBean discusses sex, gender and trans liberation. This piece was originally published on Shanice's blog...

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Photo report: Trans+ Pride 2019

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Hong Kong – Protests continue after concessions

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In this video report from 31 August, 2019, Tony Aldis with OpenEye Film provides a first-hand account of the anti-prorogation street movement.

Mugabe is dead: remember Chiadzwa

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