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Baptiste star Talisa Garcia was told she “wasn’t transgender enough” at the start of her career

Baptiste star Talisa Garcia was told she “wasn’t transgender enough” at the start of her career “It was like a compliment, but at the same time I still wanted the work.” BY RIANNE HOUGHTON 22/02/2019 BBC Baptiste star Talisa Garcia has opened up about her experience as an emerging actress, revealing that she often missed out on roles for not being “transgender enough”. Talisa, who plays Kim Vogel in the BBC’s Missing spin-off, appeared on today’s (February 22) Lorraine to talk about her Baptiste character, who is also transgender.   Speaking to Christine Lampard, Talisa said: “The fact that she is transsexual, and so am I, that...

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Denied Asylum in US, Transgender Woman Murdered in El Salvador

Denied Asylum in US, Transgender Woman Murdered in El Salvador BY TODD NEIKIRK February 18, 2019 People seeking asylum in the United States often do so due to threats they face in their home countries. These threats can be magnified for people who identify as Transgender   An El Salvadorian, transgender woman named Camila was one of these people. Her asylum claim was denied and she was recently deported back to her native country. Earlier this month, Camila was found badly beaten and eventually died from her injuries. LGBTI rights advocate, Aislynn Odaly’s, says, “She migrated to the U.S. because of threats that she had...

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Books To Help Children (And Adults) Understand What It Means To Be Transgender

 Books To Help Children (And Adults) Understand What It Means To Be Transgender Amber Leventry Feb 21, 2017 For parents and siblings of transgender children, gender is an ongoing family conversation. Gender, its fluidity and expression, is a lens through which the world is constantly viewed. While there are many who live every day with the nuances and definitions of what it means to be transgender, there are many more people who don’t. Whether you don’t know where to start or think children are too young to learn about what it means to be transgender, these five books will take away...

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GIFTS – Last call for local transgender participants for this important research project

Genuine Research for Transgender Individuals “Gender Identity-Finding and Transforming Services” A truly exciting study organised by the “Research and Development Office” (PHA) and sponsored by Ulster University Coleraine. The Research has been reviewed by an independent group who sit on a research committee, the study has been given consent to proceed by the research ethics committee in NI, UU and the BHSST. This ground breaking study is being undertaken by Katrin Lehmann who is a PHD Research student looking at care for young people and adults with gender dysphoria who attend, or have attended specialist gender services. Katrin’s research...

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Transgender activists are demanding regulations for doctors performing genital surgery

Transgender activists are demanding regulations for doctors performing genital surgery     ‘I have seen horrific unethical practices by surgeons who lie about their experience and horrific results surgically as a result of that’ Rafaella Gunz   A group of transgender activists—all of whom have undergone genital surgery— have released an open letter to the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). The purpose is to request reform in their regulations. Under the current policies, surgeons are allowed to become members of the WPATH collective without providing any real proof of training when it comes to these sensitive surgeries (with the...

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