• Shay Robertson

I am totally overwhelmed and honored to have been nominated for a positive role model award.

Over the past 5 years I have spent the majority of my time supporting and guiding other trans individuals along their transitioning journeys, also their partners, families and friends.

I strive to achieve acceptance and understanding of all trans individuals in society by voluntarily fronting talks and operating transgender awareness training courses to staff alongside the NHS in the workplace. Being a guest speaker on LGBT+ radio shows and at PRIDE events has given me an open platform and allowed me to reach out.

I will continue to be an advocate and ally to help and support each and every person under the trans umbrella and their loved ones fighting for trans rights.

It would be amazing to get shortlisted so please feel free to nominate me and say a few kind words, and click on the link below, and please activate the confirmation email or it wont count,love you all xx,

  • Shay Robertson

I held a stall at Milton Keynes Pride this year. There was so many people there and the atmosphere was amazing.

A lot of people came to see us at our stall from our facebook 'Trans'pirational' group who we've never met before, it was great to put faces and voices to these individuals whom have been talking on the group.

Also having the support of fellow admin for the group Andrea and her family was great.

  • Shay Robertson

There are so many variants under the transgender umbrella now...

The masculine umbrella: Cis man, Trans man, (Demi-boy also sits under the non-binary umbrella)

The female umbrella: Cis woman, Trans woman, (Demi-girl also sits under the non-binary umbrella)

Third or other gender: Bi-gender, Pan-gender, Gender-fluid

The Non-Binary umbrella: Non-binary, Gender-queer, Androgyne, Two-spirit

No-Gender/Genderless: A-gender

Sexual Identity:

Is how an individual sees themselves, the personal sense of ones gender. Gender identity can correlate with assigned sex at birth or can differ from it.

In most societies there is a basic division between gender attributes assigned to males and females, a gender binary to which most people adhere and which includes expectations of masculinity and femininity in all aspects of sex and gender: biological sex, gender identity and gender expression.

Some people do not identify with some or all of the aspects of gender, some of those people are transgender, non-binary or genderqueer.

Sexual Expression;

Is an individuals behaviour, mannerisms, interests and appearance that is associated with a particular gender i:e male or female showing masculinity or femininity. This also includes pacific gender roles. These categories rely on stereotypes about gender.

While gender expression does not necessarily connect to sexuality, individuals often are misinterpreted as more masculine if lesbian and more feminine if gay, regardless of the individuals gender expression. These beliefs can lead to people misinterpreting an individuals gender expression based on their sexuality.

Sexual Orientation:

Is an enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction (or a combination of these) to individuals of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or to both sexes or more than one gender. These attractions are generally subsumed under heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality, while asexuality(the lack of sexual attraction to others) is sometimes identified as the fourth category.

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