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ATTENTION AMERICA! (And anyone else who purchases books through Amazon's dot com store, as opposed to the other regional sites). This whole week you can buy both "Pressing Matters" books for just $2.99 each -- an amazing 70% discount.

Readers in the UK enjoyed offers like this when the books were first published but it wasn't possible at that time to extend the same kind of discounts to the US. This promotion was set up before the amazing news from the Supreme Court but it's a great pleasure to offer a deal like this at such a historic time. It continues until midnight PST on July 5th -- so this is a great way to decide your Independence holiday reading.

Pressing Matters charts a period when trans activism was just getting underway on both sides of the Atlantic. It was a time when, thanks to the new medium of email and then the World Wide Web, we collaborated frequently. Any information we had -- and any advances we made -- were to our mutual benefit. This is the unique insider account of a tiny under-resourced part time campaign run by a handful of Brits from their bedrooms. It changed the law in several ways and each advance raised the bar for our associates around the world.

Both books have been well received in the UK. You can read the reviews on the Amazon UK site. And this is a one-off celebratory opportunity for people in the US to pick up an eBook bargain. Tell your friends!

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Tomorrow (Apr 4th) you can save £5 off the usual price of 'Pressing Matters' Vol 2. From midnight till midnight you can buy it for just £3.99 instead of £8.99. This is to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Gender Recognition Act coming into force. You don't need a Kindle, there are free apps for PCs, Macs, tablets and phones. And you CAN read Vol 2 without having read Vol 1.
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Buy either copy of Pressing Matters this month and all the royalties will be donated to help Gendered Intelligence support trans kids in Britain. Each copy will result in them receiving £5. Please support this by sharing the message and telling people about the two volume series. Buy volume one here http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HL1I6SE and volume two here http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PB84AUM. You can also donate direct to GI here http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/support-us/donate. In the wake of the Leelah Alcorn tragedy it is vital to support organisations which support young people. I hope this helps people make a contribution ... and you get two amazing books about how the grown-ups started to make it better.
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My half price offer on the two Pressing Matters books ends tonight so don't miss out. Remember that YOU DON'T NEED A KINDLE to enjoy these books. There are free reader apps for tablets, phones, desktops and laptops. Follow the prominent link on the product pages for details. There's also the Cloud Reader, which means you don't even need an app. Just go to http://read.amazon.com ... even on a work computer or linux system! Get volume one here: amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HL1I6SE And volume two here: amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PB84AUM
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Wondering about getting "Pressing Matters" this week? Over on the Just Plain Sense blog I have published a free taster of Chapter One in the latest volume. You can't see this part in the usual "Look Inside" sample but it will give you a really good feel for why you'll want to read both books. Read it here:
http://blog.plain-sense.co.uk/2014/12/volume-two-taster.html
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Coming very soon now ... a generous seasonal offer on the two volumes of my book "Pressing Matters" ... a unique and definitive history of UK trans activism. To learn when the offer starts 'Like' the Facebook book page https://www.facebook.com/UKtranshistory
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Note that, although these are eBooks, you don't need a Kindle to read them. There are free Kindle apps for iPad and Android tablets and for Windows and Macintosh PCs and laptops. If you use a computer at work and you're not permitted to download apps then there is also the Cloud Reader, which will operate in any modern browser (including on Linux PCs). Just visit http://read.amazon.com
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Today is the 85th birthday of my Member of Parliament, Sir Gerald Kaufman, who (having been an MP continuously for 45 years) is now the "Father of the House" in Parliament. The occasion is a good excuse to reprise a couple of in-depth Podcast interviews which I recorded with Sir Gerald at his home five years ago. Back then the constituency had just celebrated his 80th birthday and people were taking stock following the Labour Party's General Election defeat, and the formation of a Conservative-LibDem coalition. This is among my favourites in a long series of in-depth interviews, which I always carefully researched beforehand. The research paid off in terms of steering Sir Gerald through a detailed recollection of his family and career. There were moments when I was tempted to interrupt the flow, if he didn't answer a question quite the way I had planned, but generally I restrained myself and just went with the flow. In return I was rewarded with this intimate account of a distinguished career.
It was the BBC interviewer Robin Day who once famously infuriated Tory Defence Minister John Nott by referring to him as a ‘Here today, gone tomorrow politician’. The epithet stung perhaps because Day was reflecting a truism that seems even more rel...
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You've now got less than two days for your purchases of Pressing Matters to help fund Gendered Intelligence for Jay Stewart and his colleagues. For each copy you buy before the end of the month I will donate the entire royalties, which are just over £5 per copy. So you get to buy a unique historical account AND contribute to helping young Trans people at the same time. This applies to overseas sales too. If you have Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited then you can read both books for free and there is still a royalty that will go into the pot. Please encourage friends to take part too -- both books are great education for Trans allies. I really want this fundraiser to be a success but I rely on all your help for this final push. Help by liking this post to get more eyeballs and by sharing the details to your friends and associates
Christine Burns is donating ALL ROYALTIES from sales of the two Pressing Matters volumes during January 2015 to Gendered Intelligence. The pledge applies to both volumes of the books and includes all sales between 1st and 31st Jan 2015. Each copy earns about £5 in Royalties so the amounts will ...
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My pledge to donate January's royalties from 'Pressing Matters' still has two weeks to run. If you buy either copy this month, I will donate just over £5 of the price to them to support initiatives helping trans youngsters. Pressing Matters is a unique insider history charting the background to trans discrimination and the rise of a movement to overcome it in the UK. It's the story of a handful of volunteers who built a campaign that changed and introduced laws to protect their peers. It's a unique insight on modern activism on a shoestring. Essential reading to anyone interested in LGBT history.
Christine Burns is donating ALL ROYALTIES from sales of the two Pressing Matters volumes during January 2015 to Gendered Intelligence. The pledge applies to both volumes of the books and includes all sales between 1st and 31st Jan 2015. Each copy earns about £5 in Royalties so the amounts will ...
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"Essential reading" say the reviews. Read "Making Equality Work" to learn why you should and how you can.
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OK, you've probably got the message by now. Both books are half price until the end of Christmas Eve. That's a saving of £4 per volume. They're discounted right now. So, if you were putting it off, the coming week would be a good time to buy. Remember you don't need an actual Kindle to read Kindle books. There are free apps for iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Windows and Apple computers. You can even read in a browser with the Cloud Reader (which means people with Linux or locked down computers at work can play too). There's a sample chapter and links to the Amazon pages for both books at http://blog.plain-sense.co.uk
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The promotion is set up now. It begins at 6am on Friday. Tell your friends so they don't miss out this weekend. And point them to the book page https://www.facebook.com/UKtranshistory so they can find the books easily.
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Retired Equality and Diversity Specialist and activist. Now an author with four books published.
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Equality and Diversity Specialist; Blogger; Podcaster; Campaigner - Not known for suffering fools gladly
Introduction

Nature loves diversity ... humans struggle with it.

My unique proposition used to be that I combined the solid experience of over 30 years of successful business and IT consultancy at a senior level with over 20 equally successful years learning my craft in the Equality and Diversity field. The combination is an E&D expert with all the disciplines that business managers want from a consultant providing them with advice.

I've been a successful public speaker; I produced the world's first regular E&D-themed Podcast "Just Plain Sense"; I was appointed as an advisor for the Department of Health; I chaired the North West Equality and Diversity Group for three successive years; I amassed a great deal of experience applying equality principles to the health economy, and people generally STILL pay attention when I've got something to say. My widely praised books reflect that experience and viewpoint.

Views expressed here are those of myself and my former company Plain Sense Ltd. They are not represented to be the views of any of my professional clients except where expressly stated

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Awarded MBE in Dec 2004 Honours; Patron of LGBT History Month, Proud2Be and the LGBT Youth Network; Time Out LGBT Power List 2011; Pink List 2011 and 2012; Pink and Rainbow List judge 2013-14; Pink News most influential LGBT twitter users
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Manchester
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South East England