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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.

What The Trans!‪?‬ What The Trans!?

    • News
    • 3.7 • 79 Ratings

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.

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

    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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP65 - Truss just bins the whole LGBT (and part 2 of our chat with Christine Burns!)

    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

    • 1 hr 32 min
    EP 64: Christine Burns on trans activism in the 90's (part 1)

    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

    • 1 hr 36 min
    EP 63: The Stonewall Interview

    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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    EP 62: We speak to activists you need to know about.

    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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP61: This is what emotional abuse is and how transphobia enables it

    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

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

MikeLeigh ,

Angry, sweary and funny. It’s so me!

If I were a lady who lunched I would want to be a lady who lunched with Ashley and Michelle

HelenI33 ,

An informative & irreverent insight into the reality of being trans in the UK

@WhatTheTrans are my go-to source of information on news covering trans people in the UK and beyond. As we all know, the UK media are a transphobic hot-mess when it comes to talking about trans people, so it’s a good job Michelle and Ashleigh are here to decipher it all with appropriately inserted swear words. Long may they continue! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

sewtab ,

Really interesting and thought provoking episode

It feels like we are going through the eye of a tornado in terms of what is happening globally for the trans community and you always have a really great take on events- was really interesting hearing from Theo and May in this episode- Theo especially was really clear and had some thought provoking takes, I would love to understand more

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