What a time to be alive, what a time to be a part of the LGBTQI community. Incase you’re wondering why, there is a news channel in Pakistan, that just hired their country’s first transgender TV newsreader and her name is Marvia Malik. After three months of intense training, Marvia (a journalism graduate) , made her debut on Friday, on Kohenoor which is a private broadcaster.
My life in Cairo Egypt was normal, I was in the closet and I didn’t even think about dating, I just had my fantasies and dreams. In 2011 I decided to come out of my shell a little bit, I started wearing what I always wanted, tried to experience my gender fluidity even for few hours every week. I even created a super private instagram account and started celebrating my identity as a homosexual gender fluid with very few people I met online not knowing that my new look will provok my coworkers. One of them, who is a software developer, hacked my Instagram account, took screenshots and sent them to over 250 co-workers, in 24 hours these pictures reached my family’s mobile phones.
I Will no longer be a victim of hate and racism and discrimination. Or so I thought my thinking during my darkest hours where always would my job accept me or would I lose everything I held dear see being gay isn’t easy In a work place you get fired for just looking and company’s discriminate even though they say they don’t it’s been a rough road and a tough road my story began when I was 16 yrs old working for a local KFC what I found out was shocking and made it so I can’t eat there anymore mice and rats in the deep fryer recycling chicken out of the garbage you name it they violated health code to do it.
Hi, I worked for a large Care company in Leicestershire, I’ve worked in social care for around a decade and attended university to gain a higher certificate in Applied Health Studies and later gained a diploma in health and social care. I attended uni as a mature student.
I’ve seen fantastic care and shocking care over the years but have always had a duty of care to protect those that I have been blessed to work with.
When I was a little boy, maybe 3. I felt the need to do and be things that were female oriented. I wanted long hair so I’d wear a towel on my head and wave my head around to make my hair ” blow in the wind”. My family didn’t stop me and I think that was great. At Halloween I wanted to be a girl.
I have begun to shed my femininity again. It always begins with my hair. The act of cutting my own hair comes too easily — the scissors are right there, sharp and waiting. It took me months to return to this point. I told myself I’d get my hair cut by a professional at an actual salon (my mom’s preference, for sure) once I moved back to California for the summer, and that I’d just have to deal with the shoulder length curls — my definition of long hair — until then.
In the world of Animation, LGBTQ representation is rare. Queer women are almost solely used as selling points to straight men, and queer men are used as selling points to straight women. When I decided to direct and animate an independent project, I never set out to make a film specifically to combat this.