Category Archives: Christine Burns

Julia Grant

On 3 January it was announced that Julia Grant has died after  a short illness. Julia had been the subject of a ground breaking 1979 documentary series ‘A Change of Sex’ in which she pursued her need for gender reassignment … Continue reading

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Books of the Year 2018

‘Strange, sinister, funny and profound, ‘Convenience Store Woman’ by Sayaka Murata is a compendium of the rules of society and how these might be navigated by someone who, rather than rebelling against those norms, simply doesn’t understand them – a … Continue reading

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‘Trans Britain’ Christine Burns (Ed.)

  ‘Trans Britain: Out Journey from the Shadows’ is a book which we have needed for a long time: a book charting the journey of British trans people from the edge of understanding to the centre of the current debates … Continue reading

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British Trans History – at last!

A while ago, in my round-up of favourite LGBT history books, I bemoaned the fact that there were no histories of Trans Britain out there…well look what I found in Waterstones this week: ‘Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows’, edited … Continue reading

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