Under the common banner of LGBT, the first 3 categories are about sexual orientation, whereas the T is about gender identity. This difference has far reaching implications as does the diversity of identities and expressions cohabiting as transgender.
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
A fraught assumption
Out walking I had a long conversation with someone about gender.… Read more
As I prepare Colourful People, the fourth book in the Boy &Girl Saga, for publication, I’ve re-worked the covers of all the books. See the new face of the Boy & Girl Saga above. You also get a glimpse at the cover of the new book.… Read more
The division between boy and girl is not as immutable as many would have us believe. Yet, in the rigid adherence to their beliefs such people can inflict great harm as this extract from Colourful People illustrates.
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
The division between boy and girl may seem self-evident, biologically speaking.… Read more
The colourful wave of gender diversity will ultimately triumph against those who would eliminate it, but care is needed to protect Colourful People from becoming victims of the change.
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
King Canute, the silly man
When I read about the wave of right-wing dominated legislations around the world scrambling to pass anti-LGBTQ laws (1), I’m reminded of King Canute, so sure of himself as he sits on his throne perched on the beach, water lapping inexorably around his feet, ordering the tide to go back.… Read more
So you don’t like fiction. Yet your lives are criss-crossed with stories of your own invention. Fiction has its advantages. It offers an intimate glimpse into unfamiliar perspectives like that of the Colourful People struggling with their gender identity.
Gina shaved the last of the hair from her head, tossing the blond curl to the floor. She squeezed a generous dose of baby oil into the palm of her hand and massaged it into her scalp, delighting in the smoothness of her skin.… Read more
A person’s mental make-up constitutes a changing constellation of characteristics. These depict the workings of their mind, their behaviour, their relationship to others and their competences. Certain characteristics are considered superior because they render people better adapted to function in society.… Read more