Entries by @framework

Let’s Talk About Camp

LET’S TALK ABOUT CAMP As I grew up in a small, English market town in the 1970’s, I didn’t encounter much beyond a very traditional norm. Everyone was straight and almost without exception, white. Personal expression seemed a rare thing, and life had a rock-steady predictability. You could see a little more colour on TV […]

40 Minutes: Fay Presto – Illusions of Grandeur (1994)

Sally George’s film tells the story of a female magician to the stars, who conjured her extraordinary life against so many odds. First saw it when broadcast in the UK by BBC2 in 1994 and pretty much wore out my VHS recording. The film dwells less on the challenges already overcome and instead reveals the […]

Annabel – Kathleen Winter

Intersex is a condition even more difficult to describe than transsexuality. Born neither definitively one sex or the other, Wayne grows up shadowed by Annabel and is marooned in rural Canada battling not only the inner challenge, but those presented by complex family relationships. Kathleen Winter can stop your heart and have it racing by […]

Transgender Zone

Work to educate those who are living with gender dysphoria and increase awareness about this and other gender identity issues.


www.sparkle.org.uk Sparkle operates the National Transgender Celebration weekend, Manchester’s Transgender Day of Remembrance event, and is responsible for the National Transgender Memorial in Sackville Gardens. Sparkle also support Trans rights and the positive representation of Trans people in the UK and worldwide.

Press For Change

Political pressure group dedicated to achieving full civil equality for trans-people. The cornerstone of the campaign that resulted in the Gender Equality Bill being approved and passed into UK law. Legal advice regarding transgender issues (e.g. employment rights etc.).

Gendys Network

The Gendys Network: For all who have encountered gender identity problems personally, transsexuals, transgendered people and gender dysphoric people of either sex, and for those who provide care, both professional and lay.

FTM London

Support group for female to male transgender or transsexual people. Comprised of trans guys, genderqueer people, and all those who are questioning their gender identity who were previously assigned female. Although based in central London, many attend meetings from further afield. FTM London the of the largest face to face groups in the country.

Equality & Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission acts not only for the disadvantaged, but for everyone in society, and can use its new enforcement powers where necessary to guarantee people’s equality. It also has the mandate to promote understanding of the Human Rights Act. Regional offices around the UK

Edinburgh Trans Women Support Group

A new group in Edinburgh providing support and social contacts for mtf. The group is aimed at transsexual women at any stage of transition or women who are transgendered and live as women full-time or part-time. New people are welcome to join the group. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland but open to trans women wishing […]


A voluntary organisation whose aim is to provide support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK.

Deep Stealth

Deep Stealth Productions creates entertainment and educational content across several media. Since incorporating in Hollywood in 2003, founders Andrea James and Calpernia Addams have consulted on and appeared in numerous notable films, performances, and documentaries.

Clare Project

The Clare Project aims to provide a safe and confidential place for people to explore issues surrounding their gender identity. Whilst the group is mainly attended by transgender, transsexual and gender Dysphoric people, we have deliberately aimed to be all-inclusive as we recognize the complexities surrounding the issue of Gender Identity.