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Transgender voices: listen and learn

At a time when the media is so focused on transgender lives – often in a negative way – it’s important to listen to transgender voices.

Jake and Hannah Graf are the UK’s most prominent transgender couple and are proud champions of the LGBT community. This is a chance to hear about their personal journeys and their perspectives on a range of issues affecting trans people.

In this thought-provoking conversation, Jake and Hannah cover transitioning, familial support, toxic media narratives, and how educational institutions can support transgender learners.

Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, or you simply want to know more about what life is like for transgender individuals, this is essential listening.

About Jake and Hannah Graf:

Jake and Hannah Graf are an inspirational transgender couple who have lived their lives in the spotlight to raise awareness of trans issues. Named as the Most Influential LGBTQ Couple on The Independent’s 2018 Pride Power list, the pair are often referred to as the UK’s ‘Transgender Power Couple’.

Highly successful in their own rights, Jake and Hannah first met back in 2015. Jake is widely known as an award-winning actor, director and writer – having appeared in famed titles such as The Danish Girl and Collette. He is also famed for the viral hit Headspace and has impressed with film festival productions such as Brace, Dusk and Chance. Hannah was deployed as an Officer in the British Army, serving across Afghanistan, Canada and Kenya as an Officer of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. After coming out as transgender in 2013, Hannah became one of the highest-ranked transgender officers in the Army and was also named as the Transgender Representative of the Army. She was awarded an MBE in 2018 for services to the LGBTQ community in the military.

Married in 2018, the couple are parents to daughters Millie and Teddy and are role models to other transgender and LGBT couples with the dream of starting a family. The pair have avidly supported charity work, acting as Patrons of the Mermaid charity. Jake is also a Patron of The Albert Kennedy Trust and the Ditch the Label anti-bullying project and Hannah is an Ambassador for LGBT Sport Cymru. The pair have also acted as judges for awards, with Hannah a judge of the British LGBT Awards and Jake an Ambassador and judge of The National Diversity Awards, Rainbow Honours and the European Diversity Awards.

Resources:

  • Visit Jake and Hannah’s website.
  • Download the transcript for this episode here.
  • Learn more about the Mermaid’s Charity here.

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