Last night, for the first time ever, BBC Radio 1 devoted a whole hour to a transgender topic. This programme is still available to listen to via the BBC iplayer. Presented by transgender journalist Paris Lees, the programme features the story of Laura Jane Grace, lead singer with the punk rock band ‘Against Me!’, who transitioned from male to female during her time with the band, which she still fronts.
In the programme she discusses what life has been like for her, her bandmates, her wife and her three year old daughter in the past twelve months. The programme also features other transgender people from other walks of life, and discusses issues such as transphobic attacks. Radio 1’s Surgery Doctor Sanjay Pawar is also on hand to offer advice.