A Day in the Life

Coming to terms with myself post-surgery

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 30 July 2017

So it's been a longtime since I wrote for Planet Nation and it feels so good to be back.

A whole lot of stuff has happened since I last wrote on this site, and when I was last here I was about to embark on the gender surgery that woudl give me the body I have always wanted and craved.

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The final stages of my physical transition - Surgery

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 14 April 2016

Debbie Louise Cannon talks about the final weeks in her lead up to surgery, how she feels and more....

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HRT and the final stages of my transition

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 23 March 2016

Debbie Louise Cannon looks at the effect on HRT on transition and her run up to surgery.

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Transgender kids are valid - Stop mocking them

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 12 March 2016

Debbie, a transwoman with over 200 hours support worker experience, has her say on why transgender kids are valid - and why we need to allow them the freedom to explore who they are.

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The toilet issue for trans people - Why is it even an issue?

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 29 February 2016

Looking at the whole Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill in the USA and why it's absurd.

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Transmisogyny – Prejudice in the Trans community has to stop

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 22 February 2016

Until we embrace every persons right to define themselves – then we are no better than the systems that oppress us and others in the first place - Debbie Louise Cannon on why transmisogyny has to stop in the trans community. 

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Out at Sea and Land: My experiences of life before and after the ban was lifted

Posted by Planet Nation on 11 February 2016

Sixteen years ago the ban was lifted on gay and lesbian people serving in the UK Armed Forces. At the time I was an Army Bursar, meaning that the Army was paying towards my University education and in return I had committed to serving 5 years after I graduated.

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Dating as a trans-lesbian

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 08 February 2016

For a transgender woman the whole idea of dating is one that terrifies most of us.... Debbie Louise Cannon talks about dating as a trans-lesbian

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Shots with Anna... coming to an event near you!

Posted by Planet Nation on 03 February 2016

Isn't it fun how you always read reviews post event? What if there was a live stream that you could follow on Twitter about what's going on and where the action is? Selfies, shots and all things fun included!

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Transgender - Why it's never a choice.

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 01 February 2016

Debbie Louise Cannon gives a insight into how being transgender is never about choice.

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Haters Gonna Hate - Why I'll always be grateful for the likes of Jeremy Clarkson & Germaine Greer

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 25 January 2016

Jeremy Clarkson; Germaine Greer and TERFS (Transgender Exclusionary Feminists) are doing their best to make a bad name for transgender people and equality. I'll always be grateful for people like them.....

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Debbie Louise Cannon - an introduction

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 18 January 2016

An introduction from Debbie Louise Cannon our new trans-lesbian contributor.

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Interview with Kristin Hansen

Posted by Planet Nation on 14 June 2015

The festival is the perfect way to have fun and meet girls from all over the world, enjoying activities such as beach, sport, gastronomy, cinema, culture and parties.

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A Day in the Life of Maxine... (13): What's in our lesbian manifesto? the Housing comparison

Posted by Maxine - London... on 06 May 2015

Last time I looked at what the party manifestos were saying about Fair Pay. This time I've been reading through the constantly changing promises on housing. 

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A Day in the Life of Maxine... (12): What's in our lesbian manifesto?

Posted by Maxine - London... on 24 April 2015

We are almost invisible in most manifestos. Oh yes, all parties talk about the need for 'fairness' and an end to discrimination but concrete pledges are thin on the ground. Most manifestos reference LGBT people but go on to talk about issues that are not that relevant to most lesbians e.g. HIV. 

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Thank God, I kept the receipt #DatingDoneBadly

Posted by Caitlin Maggs on 22 April 2015

’Try not to scare away all the girls, Caitlin.’

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A Day in the Life of Maxine... (11): What's our image?

Posted by Maxine - London... on 14 April 2015

My in-box at London Lesbian Singles is starting to make my blood boil. I'm getting requests from various 'sex party groups' who want to advertise on the site and mixed sex couples looking to join a singles group. I know this isn't a unique issue and most of you have experienced the same problem on dating websites.

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Coach Trip: The wheels are rolling....

Posted by Christabel on 03 April 2015

So, it's been a few days since we made our TV debut on Channel 4's Coachtrip, and the initial feelings of total humiliation are starting to subside. The feedback from various sources are still coming at us thick and fast and we've already been recognised a couple of times when out and about. All of it is positive, and so far, we are really pleased with the response and how we've been portrayed. Let's hope the edit stays as honest as we were during the trip!

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Coach Trip: Day One

Posted by Christabel on 30 March 2015

Wow so we've just had our TV debut and we can tell you we've been on pins for the last few days knowing it was looming.

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A day in the life of Christabel and Melissa: Channel 4's "Coachtrip" Couple

Posted by Christabel on 29 March 2015

For those of you who don’t know; Coach Trip is a light-hearted reality gameshow that provides a travel guide to Europe. Seven couples climb on board a coach, led by international tour guide Brendan Sheerin, for a once-in-a-lifetime trip across a secret itinerary of countries. Along the way the contestants take part in various activities, some more unusual than others! The aim of the game is to stay on for the duration of the trip without being voted off by the other Coach Trippers - and we had the amazing opportunity to take part.

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