Paris Lees

Paris Lees is editor of META, a new publication devoted to gender issues. She has columns with Gay Times and DIVA and appears in The Guardian, Attitude and Pink News.

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The Rainbow List 2014: A list that changes far more lives than mine, by Paris Lees

It is a force for good in a world that’s getting crueller by  the day

The former boxing promoter Frank Maloney, who is now known as Kellie

Kellie Maloney has always been female

The ex-promoter’s revelation has challenged us all to readdress our attitudes, and language is a good place to start

War of words: An article in The Spectator about ‘intersectionality’ by Julie Burchill (right) came out on the same day as the podcast with Paris Lees was recorded

Don't get mad, get even: Paris Lees responds to Julie Burchill's attack about the concept of intersectionality

The acclaimed transgender rights activist topped The Independent on Sunday's 2013 Pink List. But last week she and journalist Julie Burchill had a tempestuous debate about the ways in which different forms of discrimination, such as race, gender and class, interlock

Jared Leto in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club: Why can't we cast trans people in trans roles?

When will TV and film start opening the door to transgender actors, asks Paris Lees

Paris Lees: Bodily autonomy - confessions of a transsexual sex worker

When Channel 4 screened Ria: Diary of a Teen Transsexual last Tuesday I was prepared for ignorant comments. I didn’t predict though that criticism towards 17 year old Ria would focus so heavily on her sex work.

Paris Lees: Heard the one about the ladyboy? Media jokes about trans people are not acceptable

Transphobia has passed the dinner table test because those who mock trans people simply don’t expect to see one of us at their dinner tables

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