The pains of inheritance

A new trans history of modern Britain
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December 2021, no. 438
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The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes by Zoë Playdon

Bloomsbury, $29.99 pb, 413 pp

The pains of inheritance

A new trans history of modern Britain
by
December 2021, no. 438

In winter 2019, Victoria’s Labor government tabled legislation that would make it easier for trans people to correct the sex marker on their birth certificate. Previously, trans people were required to have surgery on their reproductive organs before they could amend this foundational legal document. This requirement caused significant problems for the many trans people who don’t want or cannot afford surgery. Unable to correct their birth certificate, trans people often lived with a mismatch between their gender presentation and legal identity, a situation which forced them to disclose their transgender status and expose themselves to harassment and discrimination – or worse.

Yves Rees reviews 'The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes' by Zoë Playdon

The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes

by Zoë Playdon

Bloomsbury, $29.99 pb, 413 pp

Buy this book

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