Author: patrick

My Husband became my Wife and made me love her more

My Husband became my Wife and made me love her more By Kelly Allen, Saturday 16 May 2020   I met Zoey in a pub in Cardiff in 2007. I was definitely not looking for commitment after previously being hurt, but she intrigued me and after a few months of being on again, off again, I knew that she was a special soul. From day one she showed me love and kindness like I’d never experienced before. At this point, Zoey presented as male – and would do for another 10 years. I would find out later that it...

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I didn’t know there were other people like me, but I knew what I felt – I just saw myself as a girl.

I didn’t know there were other people like me, but I knew what I felt – I just saw myself as a girl.   When Abby Stein came out as trans, she sent shock waves through the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community. A direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism’s founder, The Baal Shem Tov, Abby’s parents considered her their first-born son and a future rabbi – but she was adamant that she was a girl. My dad is a rabbi, and having a son was a big deal. He would always tell me that after five girls he had almost given up...

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Independant Review of Hate Crime in Northern Ireland

  Independent Review of Hate Crime in Northern Ireland: Public Consultation Closing Date Reminder, Thursday 30 April.   Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.   We are grateful to the hundreds of individuals and organisations who already submitted responses, both online and in hard copy, to our public consultation which was launched on 8 January.   We continue to invite opinion and views on how we can find better ways of dealing with Hate Crime in Northern Ireland.   There is still time to make your voice heard before the closing date on Thursday 30 April.   Consultation Paper Consultation Paper – Abridged Version Consultation questions        ...

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Telling your family

Telling your family   I came out to my grandmother twice, once when I was 12 and then again right before I graduated high school. Fortunately for me, my grandmother was very supportive. She didn’t understand why I was crying on her bed at the young age of 12. She told me she’d told my mother I was a boy when I was only two. She’d always known I wasn’t a girl. She was the one that talked my mom into letting me wear boys’ clothes. She bought me wrestling figures, action figures, trucks, and cars. She bought me...

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Important information for trans people about continuing your hormones during the coronavirus outbreakImportant information for trans people about continuing your hormones during the coronavirus outbreakImportant information for trans people about continuing your hormones during the coronavirus outbreak

  We have an important update for trans people about continuing your hormones during the coronavirus outbreak, it can be found here. Copyright © 2020 Equality Network. All rights reserved. You are receiving this email as a member of the Equality Network mailing list. You are receiving this email as a member of the Equality Network mailing list.      ...

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