College Final Major Project

These are posters I created for my final major project at the end of my 2-year Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design.

I decided to create an information pack for schools and colleges providing resources for them to share with students about LGBT+ issues.

Created in Illustrator.

You are welcome to print these for your own personal use or to put up in LGBT+ safe spaces/societies/clubs/etc.

“Inside Out” is a fictional campaign.

Brooke Guinan is the FDNY’s ONLY transgender firefighter. Not only does she save lives everyday as part of her job, she is an inspiration to us all standing up for embracing who you are without fear or shame, but with pride and strength. Brooke tirelessly fights to increase the percentage of women and people of color in the FDNY as well as fight for a continually equal work environment.

Brooke is role model in the So Trans So What campaign.
Read more at So Gay So What.

Let’s make sure you Rest In Peace, Leelah Alcorn.

Here are some cool links for trans resources and movements

Feel free to add any other links that you found helpful!


check out this awesome video about dysphoria  by gender fluid model Ruby Rose.


Every City Needs a Trans Awareness Campaign Like this One 

Hillcrest Community Centre, built during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, became host this week to a series of posters raising awareness about the trans community and issues facing trans people. The program was developed after a 2014 report from the city’s Trans* and Gender Variant Working Group offered suggestions for ways to make public spaces more inclusive and accessible to trans and gender-variant folks.

Said Park Board chair John Coupar, “At its heart it’s about making everyone feel comfortable and welcome at our community centers.”

Alongside the posters, the community center has unveiled new restroom signage that features trans-inclusive imagery—no “woman in triangle-shaped dress” or “man in pants” here.  Said Jazmine Khan, who is featured in the city’s posters,

“It feels fulfilling to know I finally have a place. I don’t have to be shamed and ridiculed for going into women’s change rooms just because I don’t have the parts.”

The city also began offering a trans-inclusive swim at another community center earlier this year, and will continue implementing longer-term recommendations from the 2014 report with input from a new Trans* and Gender-Variant Implementation Steering Committee.”


Nice job Vancouver!


When asked if he’d ever considered casting a trans actress for Dallas Buyer’s Club, director Jean-Marc Vallée said, “Never. Is there any transgender actor? To my knowledge — I don’t know one. I didn’t even think about it”.

When assured that yes, of course there are trans actors, Vallée replied, “Which ones? There’s like five, or three, or what — two? I never thought of that. I never thought of hiring a real rodeo guy to play the rodeo Ron Woodruff. And just like in every film — we’re actors, we’re directors. I’m not aiming for the real thing. I’m aiming for an experienced actor who wants to portray the thing.”

happy trans visibility day

To all my trans brothers and sisters, to all of you in fluid spaces, to all of you beautiful corks afloat on turbulent seas more complex than anyone but you may realize – thank you for your courage, your tenacity, and the bravery you show when you show the real you to the world. I hope the inspiration you create by being yourself comes back to you as caring and compassion from everyone else.


Striking Portraits Shed Light On Bangladesh’s Third Gender

I feel like a mermaid. My body tells me that I am a man but my soul tells me that I am a woman. I am like a flower, a flower that is made of paper. I shall always be loved from a distance, never to be touched and no smell to fall in love with.” -Heena

Bangladeshi Hijras (transgender women) are individuals who were designated male at birth but adopted feminine gender roles. Their physical appearance and behavior set them apart in this conservative country.

Photographer Shahria Sharmin grew up thinking Hijras were “less than human”. Then she met Heena, who opened her life to the photographer and made her understand her, and others who live in her community, as the mothers, daughters, friends and lovers that they actually are.

Read the whole story.

See more of Shahira Sharmin’s photographs of Hijras.