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What The Trans!?


UK-based news podcast for trans and non-binary folks and our allies. Join snarky trans fact-finding team Michelle and Ashleigh as they dissect the news, interview guests and chat about pop culture.

UK-based news podcast for trans and non-binary folks and our allies. Join snarky trans fact-finding team Michelle and Ashleigh as they dissect the news, interview guests and chat about pop culture.


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UK-based news podcast for trans and non-binary folks and our allies. Join snarky trans fact-finding team Michelle and Ashleigh as they dissect the news, interview guests and chat about pop culture.






EP73 - One Party State? W/Brynn Tannehill

CN: Cultural genocide, extremist governments, authoritarianism, racism, LGBT phobia, dystopia, Fascism This bi-week: Things get dark. The UK Goverment has pushed through four bills that really change how the UK works, and not in a good way. Also the US is having a dark turn also. Researcher, writer and academic Brynn Tannehill talks to us about the alarming future the states face. This episode is a rough one. References:...


EP72 - Conversion Therapy Ban U-Turn and talking April Ashley with Felix Moore

Look at this! We made another podcast that is mostly on time! This bi-week: Michelle gets approached by the Daily Mail The government bins trans people from the conversion therapy ban: we report from the massive protest from London And Ashleigh talks to trans history expert Felix Moore about the mighty April Ashley. References: https://www.whatthetrans.com/ep72/ https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 71: New trans MP and why GRT communities need you!

This episode contains references to rape and cultural genocide, specifically about GRT communities. On this episode Ashleigh talks about being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We talk about the first trans MP and the strangest coming out that we have ever seen. And we talk to Percy from LGBT Traveller Pride about how the new policing bill is the worst. References: https://www.whatthetrans.com/ep71/ https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 70 - Feminists stood up for transgender people in the 70's

This episode: Politicians hilariously fail to stick us in the wrong prisons! (Can a prison ever be right?) Far right goons are taking blockers to fight COVID. Yes, really. And we talk to writer and researcher Felix Moore about how none of this anti-trans 'feminism' crap is new. References: https://www.whatthetrans.com/ep70/ https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 69 - Nice (Kink, protests and accidental sex parties)

This week: The BBC did bad so Michelle went to MANY PROTESTS The government's conversion therapy ban doesn't ban conversion therapy? We talk about kink because, you gotta for the 69th episode And Michelle stole an award from a child. References: https://www.whatthetrans.com/ep69/ https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 68 - Why we were gone and a chat with a trans asylum seeker

This week we explain why we were gone so long. But more importantly, we went and talked to a trans man who is stuck in the kafkaesque asylum nightmare in the UK. If you want to know the real story when it comes to how the immigration system treats people...listen to this right now. https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP67 - Michelle counts bigots at the LGB Alliance conference

No we aren’t dead This week: - Michelle covers the anti-LGB Alliance protest outside their garbage conference! - Pride in Surrey speaks out against transphobic police commissioner! - A trans woman (the hilarious Jen Ives) gets treated like garbage by LGB Alliance randoms! - Michelle chats to the Transgender action block about the importance of protesting bellends References: https://bit.ly/319r0X3 https://www.Whatthetrans.com https://www.linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP66 - Trans Pride London, the media is enabling the far right and we get a government document!

Big episode We cover Trans Pride London featuring Hollyoak's Ki Griffin, YouTube's Abigail Thorn and Kae Tempest We get a government document that shows Dr Michael Brady was not the reason GRA reform was binned (as well as showing that this Government suck even more than we thought) And we look at how the UK media's transphobia has enabled the far right as well as going over the Wi Spar horror show References: https://bit.ly/2TRZQRa https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP65 - Truss just bins the whole LGBT (and part 2 of our chat with Christine Burns!)

So this is a weird episode We finish our chat with Christine Burns! We talk Stonewall founding with Lord Michael Cashman! We dissect Liz Truss's latest nonsense! We get angry over the government ignoring Non-Binary people! And Michelle gets in Graham Linehan's head! https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 64: Christine Burns on trans activism in the 90's (part 1)

This week there is TOO MUCH NEWS The EHRC are called out by LGBT Orgs! A court case in Northern Ireland is COMPLICATED! Trans masculine surgeries halted on the NHS! And we talk with trans activist legend Christine Burns about how Coronation Street helped advance trans rights in the 90's! (As well as LOADS of other stuff). References: https://bit.ly/3u6QJrO https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 63: The Stonewall Interview

This week we chat to Stonewall CEO Nancy Kelley about media lies, the LGB Alliance gaining charity status, conversion therapy and the biggest myths about Stonewall (#StonewallDeepState). We also cover the latest developments from Parliament's GRA reform inquiry! References: https://bit.ly/2RROziF https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 62: We speak to activists you need to know about.

This week: Government finds a way to make cutting the price of a gender recognition certificate suck. Thousands of non-binary people demand recognition. YET MORE GC NIGHTMARES IN THE COURTS And we speak to the AMAZING Trans Safety Network and an artist who is taking over Cardiff! References: https://bit.ly/3eszRrd https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP61: This is what emotional abuse is and how transphobia enables it

CN: Abuse, child abuse, transphobia, references to transphobic organisations and 'thought leaders' and one audio clip of Posie fucking Parker. Michelle breaks down what emotional abuse is and how transphobia enables it. If you have been effected by the issues raised on this podcast please go here for more information: https://bit.ly/32EMzfF https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 60: Good news except for Arkansas, microaggressions and yelling at Dave Chappelle

This week: - The Bell V Tavistock decision has been significantly undone! - Arkansas does it's own Bell V Tavistock only far worse! - Working life for trans people exposed! - We discuss microaggressions FROM SOCIETY - And Michelle talks about telling Dave Chappelle to go f**k himself (he deserved it). References: https://bit.ly/3s41Wsc https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


How the UK's Government has abused trans people and tried to look doing it

The UK Government has abused trans people for the last 12 months. People need to know what they have done. Please share this everywhere. https://www.whatthetrans.com/the-uk-government-has-abused-trans-people-for-a-year/


EP 59: This pod is very late and too long because bigots attacked the Census

This was the news week that never ended. 3 hero's quit government advisory committee to protest anti-LGBT nonsense! Transphobic trouble from the House of Lords! Fairplay For Women SUCK! And we break down the latest on the Census with Census Engagement Manager Adam Dale! References: https://bit.ly/3lch8lx https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 58: We made a whole other show! Also there is a census!

This week we have something very different: a whole other show! What The Trans: Nights is our new monthly podcast that is available to patrons now and will be made available to everyone in 6 months! On this episode, we tell our coming out stories and fight anti-semitism by sharing the contents of our desks! Also it is the census! Click the link below for more info! References: https://bit.ly/3q8WTFX Podcast links sheet: https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 57: Awesome Cis Allies W/ David Paisley & Grace Petrie!

This week we talk to two amazing cisgender allies who have stood up for the trans community in very cool ways. Grace Petrie, folk singing, transphobia slaying guitar god & David Paisley, LGB Alliance botherer and actor on BBC Scotlands River City! References: https://bit.ly/3r4lsp7 Podcast links sheet: https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 56: We gotta think of the trans kids part 2

Last week we talked the legal ramifications of the Bell V Tavistock puberty blocker bull....AHEM... so this week we talk to people effected on the ground. We talk to trans youths, a parent and the folks at GenderGP. References: https://bit.ly/3qvtSWa Podcast links sheet: https://linktr.ee/whatthetrans


EP 55: We gotta think of the trans kids part 1

Everything is terrible. The High Court has ruled that under 16's are incapable of giving consent to puberty blockers. This week: We examine the Bell/Mrs A vs Tavistock judgement. We look at how religious extremist hate groups may have influenced the decision. We talk to the Good Law Project's Jolyon Maugham about their Trans legal defence fund and their plans for fighting this judgement. And Ashleigh is sick and Michelle owns two Tamagotchis. References:...