META magazine: Spring Issue
The second issue of groundbreaking trans publication META magazine is now available to download digitally from the App Store and Android Market.
With summer just around the corner, what better time to kick start our new series on the My Transsexual Summer boys? This issue, we catch up with the fantastic Mr. Fox.
Fox, on life before he transitioned:
“Before I ‘came out’ and began taking hormones, I was depressed and suicidal and, for me, transitioning was a do or die situation. It was my last option to feel better about my own body and the way the world viewed me, as a female.”
On the controversy surrounding his much-reduced role in My Transsexual Summer:
“After six months of the production company gaining my complete trust, I went into total grief when I saw that they had cut my story. I felt completely betrayed… I felt misrepresented and exposed on a national scale.”
In an explosive filmed interview, Julie Bindel apologises for her 2004 Guardian piece ‘Gender benders, beware’:
“I conflated what I think, what I still think, is a valid point, with humour that could incite people to pour prejudice on trans people. I made cheap jokes, I was cruel, and it was completely unnecessary. And I regretted it… I should have known better.”
Bindel on the puberty delay trials for trans teenagers:
“I think that we are abusive to children who we don’t allow to live as they wish in their bodies and that we start to mess with children’s puberty rather than say this isn’t something you need to hate your body about."
Plus, New Statesman correspondent and leading human rights lawyer David Allen Green offers legal advice, Juliet Jacques discusses trans people in football and three brave parents share their stories about using puberty blockers for their transgender children.
Issue two also features DJ Mandi Dextrous, photographer Alex Grace and our debate on the benefits and drawbacks of active protest against transphobes.
META is a unique magazine which celebrates gender diversity. Editor Paris Lees said:
“Is it a cliché to say we made issue 2 bigger and better? Sorry, but we did. Enjoy!”
META’s Spring Issue is on sale 24 April – and will cost £1.99.