Transgender News – Transgender love

Posted: April 17, 2013 in All Things Trans, LGBTQ

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New project shows trans people love

Following hurtful media coverage, a new project based in the UK aims to show trans people they are loved
15 April 2013 | By Anna Leach
Jay McNeil and Lee Gale, co-founders of Trans Bare All and the You Are Loved project

A group of trans activists in the UK has launched a website to offer support to their community, following hurtful media coverage over the first few months of 2013.

The team behind You Are Loved has been planning the project for a while but after British newspaper columnist Julie Burchill wrote an offensive piece in The Observer in January, they decided it was time to get it off the ground.

‘Her language use and terminology were deeply offensive to all trans people, our allies and lovers,’ says Jay McNeil of Burchill’s column.

‘As activists and people working within the trans communities, we felt a strange mixture of anger, sadness and hopelessness. We turned to each other for…

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