Tuesday , 17 May 2022

Justine Smithies

Justine Smithies
Justine (trans & proud ) is a marine electronics engineer based in Aberdeenshire by day and lives in Cruden Bay with her wife and daughter. She has written for the Glass Closet , YWCA Scotland and also on her own blog. Justine has also started an LGBT group called "Just Be Yourself" for people of all ages based in Aberdeenshire, whose website can be found at http://www.justbeyourself.org.uk

NHS Is a Life Saving Treatment – not ‘Whims’ of trans people

Katie Hopkins

Speaking on her LBC Radio show yesterday Katie Hopkins has yet again hit out at the transgender community saying NHS treatment panders to transgender peoples’ “whims” After revealing that people are waiting extended times for their cataract operations and the NHS is in debt, Hopkins asked: “Do we really need to pander to the trans community and their whims? I say ...

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Why Transgender Day of Visibility is so important

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Today (March 31st) is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), a day when transgender people like myself make ourselves openly visible on social media and elsewhere to stand up as role models and show the world that we are proud of who we are. It’s also a day to show simply that it is OK to be transgender. We also highlight ...

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Justine’s Coming Out Story

Justine Smithies

From the very beginning of my life I knew there was something wrong, and coming out of that feeling, being true to myself was a long journey. This feeling there was something wrong I wasn’t sure of until around the age of eleven. I could never relate to people of the gender of which my body developed and I really hated myself. If ...

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