Tag : Transgender

Transforming the Media…

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon explores transgender representation in the media and the work that still needs to be done. Before the sixties, few, if any, films had been made about transgender people. However, with the recent release of Hollywood blockbuster, The Danish Girl, various fictional and documentary television shows, and the reality … Read More

Fighting For Change: Charlie Craggs

3 years ago / 0 comments

In the last year, the fashion industry has seen great improvements when it comes to representing diversity – or should we say reality. The presence of transgender models such as Hari Nef, Geena Rocero and Andreja Pejic within mainstream campaigns seems to suggest the start of a more accepting chapter … Read More

The Transgender Revolution: The Industry’s Duty to Challenge Tradition‏

3 years ago / 0 comments

For anyone who has ever shopped on the high street, online or in a catalogue (if they still exist), you will know that ‘menswear’ and ‘womenswear’ are neatly divided and noticeably disparate. As shoppers, we are forced to operate on a restricted vocabulary; male, female, men, women, girl, boy. The … Read More

For a trans* student, even going to the toilet is a tricky chore

6 years ago / 0 comments

By Sarah Noble Quick question: do you know where the gender neutral toilet in the union is? It wouldn’t surprise me if you said you didn’t. It’s further along the corridor from the ground floor men’s toilets, by the way. It doesn’t really help trans* students, or indeed any other … Read More

Transgender student shoved out of Union toilets

6 years ago / 0 comments

  A transgender student has been verbally abused and pushed out of the Union’s female toilets. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, during Fruity. Alexis, a Microbiology student who is currently transitioning to become a woman, was shouted at and shoved in the chest by two … Read More

Understanding ‘trans*’

6 years ago / 0 comments

Steph Muldoon considers what university life in Leeds is like for students who identify as trans*