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Feeling Pretty for the First Time

Feeling Pretty for the First Time Naomi Kurz So like yesterday I felt that I looked pretty for once, and I mean actually felt like I looked like someone. This was really surprising for me because in all honesty sweetie, — “I Never Feel that way.” — . Normally, life isn’t so grand for me, and I don’t feel happy about myself.   WoW, I don’t really know what it was about yesterday but it was wonderful, I woke up really happy actually even dancing to some music and putting on makeup. I was smiling and feeling great about...

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Holby City introduces a new transgender character on Trans Day of Visibility

Holby City introduces a new transgender character on Trans Day of Visibility Meet Louis. By Joe Anderton Holby City introduced a new transgender character during March 31st episode, and thanks to the episode that was pushed back a few weeks ago for a news bulletin, the introduction has now tied in with Trans Day of Visibility. The episode began with Max stressing about the thought of seeing her estranged daughter Lily again after all these years, with Ange and Rick concerned that she was too distracted to focus on a complex surgery. Max went to the park to see...

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Being Miss Identified Hurts

Being Miss Identified Hurts Naomi Kurz Identity, Gender, is something to consider over and over again when you are in the public eye. With all of the things going on around the world, especially in the USA, transgender people have to deal with the scrutiny of how people view them every single day. This hurts when you are miss-identified by your gender even if it seems like an innocent mistake. Your emotions begin to boil, your heart starts racing and all you want to do is to scream and shout at the person that said the wrong identification to...

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CORONAVIRUS

We at Focus: The Identity Trust have taken the decision to suspend all our peer support and family groups until further notice. This is a decision we haven’t taken lightly but feel that the health of our volunteers and those we support to be our priority. Should you be in need of support at this time please contact us by email: focustheidentitytrust@gmail.com In the meantime please stay...

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Jamie Alexander couldn’t find a good option for bathing suit bottoms for his transgender daughter Ruby, so he decided to create his own.

Jamie Alexander,  couldn’t find a good option for bathing suit bottoms for his transgender daughter Ruby, so he decided to create his own. Ruby Alexander’s parents worried their transgender daughter might not feel comfortable at the beach, so her dad created a line of swimwear bottoms for transgender girls. Jamie Alexander came up with the idea for the company Rubies when he and his daughter Ruby, who is transgender, were getting ready for a trip to Panama and he wanted to shield her from any possible hurtful reactions. She was 11 at the time and had already identified as female for a few years. But going to the beach presented a different challenge. “In the early days, when she socially transitioned, we put her in boys’ clothing for gym and swimming,” said Alexander, who lives in Toronto. “She was reluctantly going along with us. Then last May, before a camping trip with family friends, Ruby said she wanted to wear a bikini. “No one cared, no one really said anything about it,” said Alexander of the fitted girls’ bathing suit bottoms, but that was in a group of trusted friends and he worried about what might happen months later, on their upcoming trip to Panama. It started Alexander, an entrepreneur in the tech industry, on the hunt for a solution for his daughter and others in her position. Rubies bathing suit...

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