Transgender Topics Featured on BBC Radio
I am amazed at simply how regularly BBC Radio is featuring transgender and different gender troubles for the time being. I observed this because of a cellphone call from a BBC Look North journalist requesting some recommendation regarding youngsters transitioning. This was brought about via a fifteen-minute drama collection on the difficulty on Woman’s Hour which was broadcast the week earlier than Christmas.
I hadn’t heard about the series so searched iPlayer and now not only found it but came throughout a Transgender hyperlink which discovered no fewer than 14 current clips, documentaries and performs providing transgender problems broadcast on BBC Radio. Enough to justify a Transgender issues page and maximum of these programmes are nevertheless available for more than one weeks.
The five component drama is written Mark Davies Markham known as Just A Girl. Addresses an interesting subject matter I have in no way heard featured earlier than on both radio or TV. Amy turned into born a boy however now at 11 is dwelling as a woman and determined to have the remedy to damn puberty. Faced with that choice, her father is finding it difficult to guide her and her grandfather refuses to see Amy as a girl. The play deals with the developing conflict in the own family as they all have to come to terms with the irreversible change they’re all facing.
In the previous week the afternoon drama, the Giffnock Girls with the aid of Marcella Evaristi, functions three adolescence friends who reunite while PJ returns after years in New York, and now lives as a female. The play is by and large approximate people going through a crisis, simply certainly one of which is the attractiveness of PJ as a woman.
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The following week another afternoon play by way of Mateusz Dymek called Pink Boy Blue Girl regarded to additionally deal with trans troubles, but in reality, is exploring gender identity via a couple who’ve decided to carry up their toddler gender neutral. The couple has determined no longer to expose to everybody else what the kid’s true gender is. This is a topic that has been in the information sometimes currently and parents making the identical decision have come underneath giant media pressure. This play, however, whilst starting to discover this difficulty – is in reality extra approximately the connection troubles of the couple than the gender troubles of the child.