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“A LOT OF GAY MEN AS A CONSOLATION PRIZE BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T BE WOMEN”

AUTHOR AND ATTITUDE COLUMNIST JUNO DAWSON REVEALS HOW BEING UNHAPPY AS A GAY MAN HELPED HER REALISE SHE WASN’T A MAN AT ALL BUT ACTUALLY A TRANS WOMAN

JUNO DAWSON

As we take a selfie on Brighton beach, Juno Dawson pulls down her fringe and conceals the underside of her chin. The bestselling author and Attitude columnist has just had facial feminisation surgery, including operations to lower her hairline and shave down her Adam’s apple, and the scars haven’t yet healed.

With her typical candour, Juno jokes about how gruesome the procedures were and how she was initially worried that they’d “mangled her face”.

That same candour informs her latest book. Subtitled “The Problem with Men and Women From Someone Who Has Been Both,” The Gender Games is part a memoir of Juno’s own transition so far and part an exploration of several of the issues around gender.

Much of the press coverage of the book has focused on Juno’s accounts of her experience of sexual assault and the story of how she came out to her mother as a trans woman. But what might be of more interest to Attitude readers is her detailed description of her life as a gay man and how an underlying unhappiness with this helped her come to the conclusion that she wasn’t a gay man after all but in fact a trans woman. And she’s keen to talk about how her struggle might help others who identify as gay to begin questioning their gender.

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On the cover, Adam Peaty, the first British Olympian to win gold at the Rio Olympics. Plus: Amini Fonua, the Tongan swimmer who famously challenged a homophobic attack from the media at the Rio Olympics; an exclusive look behind the scenes at GCHQ and the new generation of gay men following in Alan Turing’s footsteps; ten years of queer Glastonbury with an exclusive look at the history of The NYC Downlow; and writer Juno Dawson on why she thinks lots of gay men are really trans women.
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