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Brighton Trans*formed: Transgender and Gender-queer lives in Brighton and Hove



Brighton Trans*formed: Transgender and Gender-queer lives in Brighton and Hove

Here you can get a taste of some of the stories in QueenSpark's latest ground-breaking book, Brighton Trans*formed.

Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, this records the lives of Brighton's transgender community.

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PHOTOGRAPH by Sharon Kilgannon, Alonglines.com


E-J, one of the participants, says: "By seeing our faces and hearing our stories we share the reality of our world - we are simply people who love, cry and live our lives like everybody else - and want to be respected for it.”

Brighton got under my skinBrighton got under my skin
Alice
Brighton is really differentBrighton is really different
Ludo
Brighton is the place to beBrighton is the place to be
Ruth
Brighton is trans friendlyBrighton is trans friendly
Sarah
Don't let the fear stop youDon't let the fear stop you
Cass
Gender and sexuality are differentGender and sexuality are different
Fox
Having a son is a blessingHaving a son is a blessing
Sabah
I am unable to live a lieI am unable to live a lie
Luc
I didn’t want to play footballI didn’t want to play football
Joanna
I enjoyed a pink enclaveI enjoyed a pink enclave
Rory
I had a problem with being a manI had a problem with being a man
Cass
I needed medical interventionI needed medical intervention
Darcy
I used to wish I was gayI used to wish I was gay
Alice
I was terrifiedI was terrified
Joanna
I've always loved this cityI've always loved this city
Darcy
It's not a happy day for peopleIt's not a happy day for people
Steph
Just another personJust another person
Luc
Laws still a bit behindLaws still a bit behind
Ludo
Like Eddie Izzard?Like Eddie Izzard?
Maeve
Living in a gender mixtureLiving in a gender mixture
Ruth
Loosing ten years of my lifeLoosing ten years of my life
E-J
Making life easierMaking life easier
Steph
My mum blamed herselfMy mum blamed herself
Ed
My past has passedMy past has passed
E-J
No, she’s deadNo, she’s dead
Sam
Quite a hellish timeQuite a hellish time
Ben
Sometimes I just go underSometimes I just go under
Sam
Tearing yourself apartTearing yourself apart
Michelle
The alphabet communityThe alphabet community
Rory
The illusion of genderThe illusion of gender
Reuben
Things are what they areThings are what they are
Reuben
Things have kind of explodedThings have kind of exploded
Fox
This is our spaceThis is our space
Maeve
Trans people do have a voiceTrans people do have a voice
Sabah
We're human beingsWe're human beings
Ben
We're still marginalisedWe're still marginalised
Ed
What am I?What am I?
Michelle
Writing is an outlet for meWriting is an outlet for me
Sarah
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