OPINION: Sam Trans Man – A reason to live!

October 25, 2018

I’ve been putting off writing this column for a while. Partly, I think, because I always feel like a bit of a fraud when it comes to writing about HIV, which this month’s issue is dedicated to. I feel like a fraud because in the 1980s and 90s I was a bystander, an outsider to the LGBT+ communities.

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OPINION: Sam Trans Man – On the road

September 27, 2018

Dr Samuel Hall on how parenting is a privilege, and sending your kids out into the big wide world.  
I’ve just lost a weekend. Setting off on Friday night with my eldest child on a road trip to deliver her to university, we stayed overnight with friends in the north, and then drove further north still, to Scotland, arriving in Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon.

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OPINION: Sam Trans Man on drugs

June 5, 2018

Dr Samuel Hall on the drugs he’s dependent on and how his brain is rewiring itself in his second puberty. Please forgive my indulgence, since I’ve little to say about chemsex as per last month’s theme, instead I’m exploring the influence of a drug that I’m totally dependent on for both my physical and mental health, and wellbeing. Testosterone.

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OPINION: Sam Trans Man 

March 4, 2018

Dr Samuel Hall on the gender binary and how it’s the final hurdle in the battle for equality. I recently glimpsed the potential to educate people about trans issues via this publication and its readership through a different lens. I’ve been writing for Gscene for almost five years, and although it often seems like an indulgence to me (I really enjoy writing so it’s great to have an outlet), I’m aware that by committing myself to paper, sometimes intimately, I’ve been educating others in the LGBT community in a way that I hadn’t foreseen.

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