Category Archives: Transgender

Why is Batgirl #45 the way it is Buy it Buy it Buy it Buy it

Batgirl #45 is out and I’m going to gush for a while. If you don’t want a happy reviewer reviewing happily, you are in the wrong place my friend. The angry website is just over that way! ->

Batgirl has quietly become the most progressive mainstream comic. DC itself may or may not deserve praise for this, the current team behind Batgirl certainly do. The team consists of writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, artist & cover artist Babs Tarr, colourist Serge LaPointe, and letterer Steve Wands. If you know them or follow them on Twitter you should give them kudos for the current Batgirl run.

Transgender Employee Treatment in 2015 You can come out. It's just never promote you again, or even listen to you

HRC have released their 2015 Corporate Equality Index. This annual study shows which are the best U.S. firms to work for if you are LGBT, you can find it here. HRC has had something of a questionable relationship with transgender people over the years, but this annual research has been conducted since 2002, providing a treasure trove of data for how corporate America has changed its attitude towards LGBT staff; I’m going to look in particular detail about how the that relationship is evolving for transgender employees.

Coming Out at Work As Transgender Airing my underwear on the Internet

I’ve been hiding the fact I’m transgender from my workplace for years now, because I’m absolutely terrified of coming out where I work. Telling my parents was much easier than this! I think it’s a mixture of things that has been stopping me, and some of them make no sense even to me. For example: fear of losing respect, of being the focus and attention of colleagues and strangers, and (the biggie) a fear of losing my job. Of course, really only the latter one matters, but when you have anxiety like I do, you lose your grip on whether something is small in scale or huge.

I Am Cait Episode 7 – Back to Standard Reality TV

To its detriment, this week’s I Am Cait dips a little back towards the more standard reality TV template. It’s still not following the same content of reality TV but after two shows where they decided to throw the formulae out of the window we’re back to reality TV land. That’s not to say this is a bad episode, it’s not, it had a couple of interesting things in it but it’s not as different as the last two and I think that’s a pity.

Why LumberJanes Issue 17 is so Very Awesome

“Brother and sisters, take a knee. For today I’m here to preach to you the wonder of Lumberjanes. For Lumberjanes is the comic you should be reading. Should you have failed to be reading Lumberjanes, I suggest that you rectify this most urgently and pur-chase the Lumberjanes at once from your nearest Lumberjanes stockist or using the power of elec-ricity. All hail and beware the Kitten Holy. Please turn to hymn 23:14, ‘The Mountain is Mighty and Don’t ye Dare Wake it Now’ and sing along with me.”

I Am Cait Episode 5 – The Good One


To me this was the least reality TV—but most real—of all the episodes that we’ve seen so far. We got a little slice of life into Caitlyn Jenner’s private world when all the parties aren’t happening. It was also very relatable, and I unexpectedly found myself nodding along in a couple of places and reaching for the tissues. There was no drama in this episode, despite the heavy-handed use of dramatic music to try to create the illusion of drama. You might find people writing less about this episode than any other.