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UK-based news podcast for trans and non-binary folks and our allies. Join snarky trans fact-finding team Michelle and Ashleigh as they dissect the news, interview guests and chat about pop culture.
68 Episodes
This week there is TOO MUCH NEWS The EHRC are called out by LGBT Orgs! A court case in Northern Ireland is COMPLICATED! Trans masculine surgeries halted on the NHS! And we talk with trans activist legend Christine Burns about how Coronation Street helped advance trans rights in the 90's! (As well as LOADS of other stuff). References:
This week we chat to Stonewall CEO Nancy Kelley about media lies, the LGB Alliance gaining charity status, conversion therapy and the biggest myths about Stonewall (#StonewallDeepState). We also cover the latest developments from Parliament's GRA reform inquiry! References:
This week: Government finds a way to make cutting the price of a gender recognition certificate suck. Thousands of non-binary people demand recognition. YET MORE GC NIGHTMARES IN THE COURTS And we speak to the AMAZING Trans Safety Network and an artist who is taking over Cardiff! References:
CN: Abuse, child abuse, transphobia, references to transphobic organisations and 'thought leaders' and one audio clip of Posie fucking Parker. Michelle breaks down what emotional abuse is and how transphobia enables it. If you have been effected by the issues raised on this podcast please go here for more information:
This week: - The Bell V Tavistock decision has been significantly undone! - Arkansas does it's own Bell V Tavistock only far worse! - Working life for trans people exposed! - We discuss microaggressions FROM SOCIETY - And Michelle talks about telling Dave Chappelle to go f**k himself (he deserved it). References:
The UK Government has abused trans people for the last 12 months. People need to know what they have done. Please share this everywhere.
This was the news week that never ended. 3 hero's quit government advisory committee to protest anti-LGBT nonsense! Transphobic trouble from the House of Lords! Fairplay For Women SUCK! And we break down the latest on the Census with Census Engagement Manager Adam Dale! References:
This week we have something very different: a whole other show! What The Trans: Nights is our new monthly podcast that is available to patrons now and will be made available to everyone in 6 months! On this episode, we tell our coming out stories and fight anti-semitism by sharing the contents of our desks! Also it is the census! Click the link below for more info! References: Podcast links sheet:
This week we talk to two amazing cisgender allies who have stood up for the trans community in very cool ways. Grace Petrie, folk singing, transphobia slaying guitar god & David Paisley, LGB Alliance botherer and actor on BBC Scotlands River City! References: Podcast links sheet:
Last week we talked the legal ramifications of the Bell V Tavistock puberty blocker bull....AHEM... so this week we talk to people effected on the ground. We talk to trans youths, a parent and the folks at GenderGP. References: Podcast links sheet:
Everything is terrible. The High Court has ruled that under 16's are incapable of giving consent to puberty blockers. This week: We examine the Bell/Mrs A vs Tavistock judgement. We look at how religious extremist hate groups may have influenced the decision. We talk to the Good Law Project's Jolyon Maugham about their Trans legal defence fund and their plans for fighting this judgement. And Ashleigh is sick and Michelle owns two Tamagotchis. References: Podcast links sheet:
So this was a bad news week. But whilst it is so easy to hate certain cisgender people (f**k you Liz Truss) Michelle and Ashleigh reach out to some astonishing cisgender allies! This week we talked to Josie Long and Owen Jones about how they became aware of trans issues, why all is not lost at the Guardian and why Michelle should make another podcast about terrible video game movies! Link sheet:
WE ARE BACK After an extended break Michelle and Ashleigh return to grumble about cis people. Are we sick of them? With Shaira Bambi Choudhury (UK Civil Service) and Ciara Murphy (Co-founder of Mindline Trans+). Link sheet:  
This week Michelle hands the keys to the show over to Diamond Stylze (Marsha's Plate) as she chats with fellow US black trans people Josephine, Felix and Yannick Taylor (Conversations With The Priestess) as well as UK activist and campaigner Nim Ralph (co-founder QTIPOC London) about Black Lives Matter, police brutality, white supremacy and finding solace in cooking. Link sheet:  
WELCOME TO WHAT THE PRIDE!? We are doing a pride! All through June we will have panels, music and speeches aiming to fill the pandemic pride gap. This week, Michelle is joined by guest co-host Casey Explosion as we host a panel of trans and non-binary parents! Also, we cover how to enjoy Harry Potter despite the author's bigotry, developments in Hungary and how you can help Black Lives Matter! Link sheet:
To celebrate our 50th episode as a podcast thing Michelle and Ashleigh spill the beans from behind the scenes after two years of accidentally find themselves on the front lines of the UK's never-ending transphobic shit-fit. Also... The Daily Mail and The Times lie about trans women sexually assaulting cis women in prisons AGAIN. And face no consequences AGAIN. Aimee Stephens, the trans woman who could well be the catalyst for nationwide trans discrimination protections in the US has sadly passed away. Michelle talks to JessInLond0n about the app she created that is helping COVID-19 patients see their loved ones in hospital Michelle then wipes her face of tears and talks to Chay from Trans Actual about their new online resource that hopes to fight back against misinformation about the transgender community! Thank you for an amazing two years! LET'S DO IT AGAIN! Links sheet:
This week Michelle and Ashleigh chat to Asha and Haven, a trans woman and an agender person who are former members of an anti-trans hate movement ("gender critical feminists"). We ask them: How do trans people become anti-trans? What did they experience when they were inside? How did they escape? Links sheet:
This week: We talk to Coffee Spoonie (they/she, @coffeespoonie) and Shash (she/her, @itsShash1) about being trans, disabled, under lockdown, and how suddenly institutions are doing #AccessibilityForAbleds which they wouldn't do for disabled folks before Covid-19! (Hashtag by Kate McWilliams @kateandcrps) And Liz Truss says that a project tackling transphobic bullying "isn't government policy." Excellent! Link sheet:
COVID-19 is claiming lives all over the world and the UK is all set to have the highest death toll in Europe. So what did Women & Equalities minister Liz Truss announce whilst speaking to a Parliamentary committee? Guess. Just guess. We talk to Dr. Ruth Pearce (Spectra Trans Learning Project) and Susie Green (CEO of Mermaids) for their take on an announcement that is as terrifying as it is vague from the UK government. References:
This week: What to do if you are in lockdown with an abuser. What are the Gender Identity Clinics doing during all this? And Michelle & Ashleigh are joined by their new producer (and Steam Curator) Jo Ross-Barrett to talk video games to play whilst stuck at home that have PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN IT! Check out Jo's Steam Curator page: Info links: Discord server:
Comments (2)

Pam Current

Great show, really enjoyed this one!

Apr 23rd

Kim McLelland

great show. keep up the good work

Feb 13th
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