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New Fronts, Old Wars

The history of the British trans community is usually told through non-fiction, as a way of convincing people it has a right to even exist. Juliet Jacques’ 'Variations' tries to move beyond the Right’s culture-war turf.

Writing any history of the British trans community is a daunting task. Postmodern approaches rail against assigning terms of identity to people who preceded them; this, coupled with old-fashioned prejudice that has always sought to stymie trans and non-binary people in the present and deny their existence in the past, makes it hard to find […]

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