TWELVE MONTHS AGO I published the first volume in my unique history of the rise of Trans activism in the UK.
Pressing Matters reveals the amazing story of how Trans people became one of the most marginalised minorities in British society, and how a tiny group of volunteers organised together to build a campaign to change that.
It was a long and arduous journey — the hardest part taking more than twelve years — and there were many barriers to overcome and disappointments along the way. This was all described from my own unique insider perspective as one of the leading activists. Everything is based on archived records to ensure a thoroughly accurate account of events.
Volume One was published on 29th December 2013 and was met with universal praise from those who’ve read and reviewed it. That first volume covered the period up to the end of 1997, when the campaign group Press for Change was fully functioning and beginning to see the possibility of success.
And now Volume Two completes that story, picking up at the start of 1998 and detailing the twists and turns in a tooth and nail battle to get around the table with government and shape new legislation.
As with the previous volume, this is meticulously researched from contemporaneous records, making this the definitive history of a key period in trans history.
Pressing Matters volume two is available now for download. You can read a sample by tapping and scrolling the image above.
The previous volume is also available here.