Tag Archives: Christine Burns

Trans People – Not Quite Human?

It would have been almost 10 years ago now that I stood on a railway bridge and pondered my future.  The thing that kept me from jumping then was a belief that I had some innate worth as a human being – that it would be better for me to be alive than dead.  At […]

Life After Same Sex Marriage

While not yet a done deal, it may be time for people in the trans and intersex communities to think about life after a Same Sex Marriage Act. Various discussions with senior people in all mainstream political parties have resulted in an amendment to partially remove the spousal veto that was causing so many issues.  […]

#TransDocFail Part 1

As I was walking out of the Trans Health Matters conference this afternoon, one doctor looked at me and asked “what are you doing to us, Helen?” I’d just delivered a presentation about the TransDocFail phenomenon (which was quickly pushed out of the news by the furore over Julie Burchill’s article) and had given a […]