Transgender Affairs

Rebecca Tallon de Havilland joins Boyz as our new Transgender Affairs Editor with immediate effect

Boyz magazine is proud to announce that Rebecca Tallon de Havilland will take on the new position of Transgender Affairs Editor with immediate effect.

Rebecca will develop and lead our editorial coverage on trans, non-binary and gender identity issues. This new paid role on the Boyz staff will also include aspects of both fashion and health features as well as introducing new trans writers and interviewees to the magazine. 

Rebecca will also be contributing to our Boyz social media on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. 

Rebecca is an author, public speaker and fashion expert and works at 56T and TransPlus at 56 Dean Street and runs Project Boot Camp supporting trans women find work and improve their confidence.

Rebecca Tallon de Havilland said: “I did feel sad and upset when I saw it first on social media, but then I thought how could we build a bridge for our community to move forward with this. I’m so pleased I did reach out as I’ve always been a fan of Boyz magazine in the past and how you handled my story last year for World AIDS Day with such sensitivity was lovely. I want to be a part of the solution that brings us together, which I am delighted that is also what you want too. Also if I hadn’t been given a second chance some years back, I wouldn’t be here today!”

“I’m so pleased I did reach out as I’ve always been a fan of Boyz magazine in the past and how you handled my story last year for World AIDS Day with such sensitivity was lovely. I want to be a part of the solution that brings us together, which I am delighted that is also what you want too. Also if I hadn’t been given a second chance some years back, I wouldn’t be here today!”

David Bridle, managing editor of Boyz said: “I am delighted that Rebecca has chosen to taken on this new role despite the difficult circumstances Boyz has faced recently. She is the perfect fit for Boyz as she has read the magazine for all our 29 years and understands our readership and our role as an information giver to the LGBT+ community. Rebecca has some fantastic editorial ideas which I think our readers will really love. I hope Rebecca’s presence in the Boyz team will reassure all our readers and the transgender community that Boyz is changing. I am very sorry for the distress I have caused in the transgender community as a result of my actions and I hope with Rebecca’s help that I can rebuild those relationships with the trans community and our loyal Boyz readers and supporters.” 

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