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“It made me sick to wear a boy’s uniform”: Transgender girl aged eight ‘a million per cent happier’ after courageous decision

“It made me sick to wear a boy’s uniform”: Transgender girl aged eight ‘a million per cent happier’ after courageous decision Little Tegan Dyason, who was born a boy, turned up at school as a girl for the first time this September, dressed in a skirt and with her long hair in bunches Many parents feel emotional as they watch their child walk through the school gates on their first day back, with a new year ahead of them.   But for Michelle Dyason, it was her little boy Tom’s last day of Year 3 that left her sobbing uncontrollably in...

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NHS Failing Transgender Children

 GROWING UP TRANSGENDER Another day waking up to a national broadsheet newspaper accusing me of child abuse. Painting my child as mentally ill and a threat to others when she is neither. “Under the banner of transgender equality children are being subjected to a form of child abuse by an adult world that is failing to treat or even wilfully exacerbate an often transient confusion” Melanie Philips, The Times, 3rd October 2017 The fact that we live in a country where these lies, this hate, this prejudice is regularly printed in a national daily broadsheet defies belief. I cannot imagine any other area where parents following evidence based best practice to support their children are so accused. Surely there would be an outcry if columnists accused parents of child abuse for vaccinating their children? These lies damage transgender children. These lies are themselves a form of child abuse. Worse still than the fact that ill-informed bigots can write lies in the national press, is the knowledge that these lies will go unchallenged. Bigots in the media know that transgender children cannot speak up. They know that parents of transgender children dare not speak up. We just bow our shoulders, avoid looking people in the eye, wonder which of the judgemental faces on the playground have read the latest attack piece and believe we are abusing our child. Where are our allies...

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Being Transgender Horizon BBC 2

On TV Next Tuesday 21:00 BBC TWO Being Transgender Horizon,2017 How does a person know their gender? Do they see themselves as male or female, or somewhere in between? More and more people around the world do not identify with the gender they were assigned to at birth.Increasingly, people are expressing their gender identity outside of the ‘norms’, and the lines of gender are becoming more blurred than ever. This film explores what it actually means to be transgender, and what happens when a person transitions psychologically, physically and biologically. We follow a number of transgender people going through...

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Secret transgender Victorian surgeon feted by Historic England

    Dr James Barry, who concealed the fact that he was a woman throughout successful medical career, recognised by Historic England Dr James Barry ‘was the most hardened creature I ever met’, according to Florence Nightingale. Photograph: Oneworld Publications Mark Brown Arts correspondent He died in 1865 and his gravestone reads simply “Dr James Barry, Inspector General of Hospitals”. However, he was one of the most renowned of all Victorian surgeons, and because he was born Margaret Ann Bulkley, he holds an important place in the UK’s transgender history. The site is being marked by Historic England, which on...

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Anglican church set to offer special services for transgender people

General Synod voted in favour of motion saying the often marginalised community should be ‘welcomed and affirmed’ Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent @harrietsherwood Sunday 9 July 2017 18.53 BSTLast modified on Monday 10 July 2017 01.05 BST The Church of England is set to offer special services to welcome transgender people to the Anglican faith after its ruling body backed a motion seen as a symbol of acceptance of an often marginalised community. The General Synod, meeting in York, voted in favour of the move by 284 votes to 78. It was the second time in two days that it gave overwhelming support to motions seen as positive towards LGBT people, suggesting to some a significant change of mood. Anglican church to vote on ‘welcoming transgender people’ The motion said transgender people should be “welcomed and affirmed in their parish church”, and that bishops consider whether special liturgies “might be prepared to mark a person’s gender transition”. Proposing the motion, Chris Newlands, from Blackburn, Lancashire, said: “I hope that we can make a powerful statement to say that we believe that trans people are cherished and loved by God, who created them, and is present through all the twists and turns of their lives.” He told the synod of the son of two members of a big evangelical church, who he called Nathan. At the age of five, after medical advice, Nathan became Natalie, and returned to school “much happier …...

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