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Hanne Gaby Odiele is the world’s first intersex supermodel

A Face for the Unseen Cady Lang March 2, 2017 Hanne Gaby Odiele, 29, is a fashion model and intersex activist Up to 1.7% of the global population is born with intersex traits—that is, variations in chromosomes, genitals and internal organs that put an individual outside the typical binary of male or female. If that sounds rare to you, consider that it is broadly equivalent to the odds of being born with red hair. For how common being intersex is, however, there’s a shocking lack of public awareness about what it actually means. However, if Hanne Gaby Odiele has her...

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Transgender woman, 28, who knew she was born in the wrong body at age FOUR says hiding her secret made her so depressed she ended up homeless

Stephanie Jones, 28, from the Wirral, transitioned five years ago …but says she knew her real gender from the age of just four  When a friend read her diary at 17, her outing led her to leave home    After living rough, she finally sought help while staying in a hostel Says she now loves vintage fashion and works as a caving instructor   By JO TWEEDY FOR MAILONLINE A transgender woman says that she knew she was in the wrong body from the age of four…but suffered for more than 20 years before she felt strong enough to do anything...

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Concerned about your Mental Health?

If you are concerned about your mental health please contact your G.P in the first instance. If you are already attending mental health services then you can also contact your keyworker or psychiatrist. If you require assistance in the evenings or weekends or in the event of a crisis you should contact your local G.P out-of-hours service or hospital Emergency Department. The Regional Emergency Social Work Service can be contacted out-of-hours on 028950 49999. Lifeline can be contacted for free at any time on 0808 808 8000. This service offers help and support for people who are in distress...

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The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their rank

Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join. The Irish Girl Guides says it will now consult with its members. Image: Shutterstock TRANSGENDER CHILDREN WHO are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join the Irish Girl Guides. The 106-year-old organisation has confirmed that they agreed over the weekend to amend their rules after a transgender member contacted them last year. The Irish Girl Guides says it will give effect to the decision by amending its equality policy guidelines to include the...

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Speech and Language Therapy Department Leaflet

The Speech and Language Therapy Department have developed a simple Leaflet to explain what their Transgender Clients can expect when attending their clinic for the first time. A simple cost effective initiative which means so much and alleviates stress and anxiety at a time when you are at your most vulnerable. Well...

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