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My name is Nicky. I live in London and I’m Transgender. I’m not able to live ‘out’ just yet, but I am enjoying working out how far I can push the boundaries of the male presentation my friends and family are familiar with. 202 more words

Transgender

Cusp

Upon the cusp
My toes do line
Quivers tremble me
Before I shine

I shed the skin
Tattooed by woe
It falls away
Unmasking an inner glow

Transgender

To My Friend Who Thinks It's Okay For People to Mock Me This Halloween

There’s a new controversy making the rounds on social media and in online journalism about a new Halloween costume. It seems to me every year there’s at least one boundary-pushing, “edgy” get-up that makes headlines, and no surprise, this year it’s Caitlyn Jenner. 1,031 more words

LGBT

Is Drag Like Blackface?

For those of you who may not be aware of Glasgow Free Pride, it is an event existing in a sort of counter-culture to gay culture (which is in itself a counter-culture to straight ‘culture’ #cultureception). 1,229 more words

Gay

Days 43 to 49. Recovering Myself

The experience of adopting a false self for a week has really taken it out of me. Since coming back I haven’t been able to do very much at all. 821 more words

Days 37 to 42. Living a Lie Again

I’ve decided to join together all the days that I’m back in the closet again. These days are not part of my transition per se although it could be said that these backwards steps are all part of the journey. 1,061 more words

Day 29. The Importance of Terminology

You know transgender people have hit the front rank of news stories when the BBC website publishes a guide to terminology when dealing with trans people.  957 more words