In 1980 a documentary exploring the lives, medical treatment and legal rights of transgender people was broadcast in the UK on ATV, a regional channel in the Midlands. Open discussion of these subjects was so unusual at the time that the film is likely to have provided a lifeline to isolated trans viewers all over the country.
About the author
Emily Love has recently graduated with an MSc in Applied Gender Studies. She lives in Scotland, working with LGBTQ+ charities and organisations working to end violence against women.