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The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice
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The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice (Hardback)

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Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than 1% of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarised 'debate', which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice.


In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system, and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond.


The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalised people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us.



Shon Faye was born in Bristol, where she is currently based. Originally training as a solicitor before leaving the law for the arts, she has worked variously as a writer, presenter, editor, screenwriter and cabaret comedian, and in the charity sector with Amnesty International and Stonewall. Her first short film was exhibited at Tate Britain's Queer British Art exhibition throughout 2017 and in 2018 she hosted Amnesty International's Women Making History festival, held to celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage. She was an editor-at-large at Dazed, and her writing has been published by the Guardian, the Independent and Vice, among others. This is her first book.

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