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Big ideas of 2015: transgender rights

At the core of the debate is the question of whether the state determines people’s gender, or whether they can do so themselves

High-profile transgender personalities such as Paris Lees have helped draw attention to gender identity and rights campaigns.

Campaigns for transgender rights are in the ascendant, prompted partly by the visibility of trans personalities such as the writer and broadcaster Paris Lees and the boxing promoter Kelly Maloney. At the core of the debate is the question of whether the state determines people’s gender, or whether they can do so…

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