Stuart Lorimer, one of the shrinks at the Gender Identity Clinic at Charing Cross, has come up with a useful list of misconceptions about GICs. So I’ve posted it here, in the Trans Resources area. Because it is striking how often people will tell you that you have to wear a skirt and look uber-femme, and conform to a standard trans narrative, when you go there. And these are invariably people who haven’t gone there. I’ve been there, and this is how it is, so there.
I was remembering 1990, yesterday afternoon. Back then, I went down to London with Corrina, my flatmate, on my MZ motorbike, to join in the Poll Tax march. We were at the back of the march, and it got slower and slower and then stopped. So we sloped off to the Tate and admired the Paula Rego. Paula Rego was a big wow for Corrina. Me too, actually.
And on the way home, we stopped at a pub in Hungerford, and when the woman next to us heard where we’d been she said “Were you in the riot?”
Yesterday I was sitting at my desk in Bristol reading tweets from the front line as it was happening.