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Green Party politician suspended over Eddie Izzard complaint

The Green Party's Alison Teal has been suspended after Eddie Izzard using the toilet annoyed her.

BBC apologises to transphobes for not being transphobic enough

A tweet in which the BBC apologises to transphobes for not being transphobic enough has attracted widespread criticism; "you should be better than this".

Club Q shooter’s dad happy they’re not gay

The aftermath of the massacre at Club Q continues to show clearly how dangerous the world has become for LGBTQ+ people.

BBC call transphobic letter a ‘report’

When is a report not a report? When it's a letter seen by a transphobic journalist at the BBC.

Kim Petras and Sam Smith top UK charts amidst moral panic

“everyone is talking on the scene” - What does the success of Kim Petras and Sam Smith say about the UK's attitude towards trans people? Oscar Rees writes;

Most senior UK politicians ignore Trans Day of Remembrance

Trans Awareness Week is over for another year, coming to a close with Trans Remembrance Day, but given the silence of the UK's politicians, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it had been deliberately ignored by many.

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Kim Petras and Sam Smith top UK charts amidst moral panic

“everyone is talking on the scene” - What does the success of Kim Petras and Sam Smith say about the UK's attitude towards trans people? Oscar Rees writes;

Miss Major Speaks: The Life and Legacy of a Black Trans Revolutionary review

As a Black trans person and long-time resident of San Francisco, I was excited for the opportunity to review Miss Major Speaks. While I haven’t had the honor of meeting Miss Major Griffin-Gracy in person, I have met and worked with many trans folks whose lives she has touched, several of whom are named in the book’s Acknowledgements.

#TransAwarenessWeek: Trans rage and why it’s necessary

Our first #TransAwarenessWeek piece is from Carrie Marshall who writes on the need for trans rage after our community was deliberately held back by societies and governments.

LGBT Cons Ally of the Year is… Penny Mordaunt… really?

During the Conservative Party conference held in Birmingham this year, former leadership candidate and MP for Portsmouth North Penny Mordaunt was presented with the award for ‘Ally of the Year’ by the Tory LGBTQ+ group called the LGBT Conservatives.

Chest binding; organisations who provide safety information are a “beacon of light”

With all the talk of chest binders after mainstream media took aim at them and Mermaids UK we are seeing the same pattern. The voices of those actually affected by the issues are not being heard. Correcting that for Trans Writes is Keith Ramsted with his chest binding story about the need for harm reduction;

The Prince review; Abigail Thorn’s wonderful debut as playwright

Abigail Thorn is absolutely a friend of Trans Writes and has even contributed an essay on the idea of dysphoria which you can check out here. So there was no way we were not going to review her debut play; The Prince. Kestral Gaian writes:

Gender Census 2022: Worldwide report

The Gender Census 2022 is out and Tom Pashby has a little poke around inside of it. Small content warning for transphobic slurs, which will be uncensored in this article.

RFU transgender rugby ban: All you need to know

Rugby is community, family and recreation, and I never for a moment believed that we would see the governing body of English Rugby, the RFU, instigate a poorly thought through, mishandled, unscientific and exclusionary transgender rugby ban, yet, this is exactly what happened on the 30th July 2022.

Pure trans joy is dancing & butts

Look, lots of people post things they call trans joy but they’re just celebrating having queer friends (set the bar higher!) or consuming other trans people’s creative content (cool, but make your own!). Those things are fun and all, but have you ever tried really living in your body and thriving in it?

Suella Braverman’s cartoonishly evil stance on trans people should worry you

Suella Braverman has come under heavy criticism from the transgender community for a series of comments regarding trans youth; with the most recent being by far the worst. Owen J Hurcum, who has an amazing thread on Braverman's comments, writes;

Trans Pride London 2022

To me, the trans community is like a big bag of pick n’ mix – some are sweet, some are sour, some are soft, some are crunchy. We are strawberry laces and chocolate nougat and caramel buttons. Fruity gummy bears and rainbow Skittles. On days like Trans Pride London, surrounded by my family of trans candy; I felt as happy as a kid in a sweet shop.

The 8 contenders of the Tory leadership race; who is best for transgender people?

If you are transgender and despaired at reading all this, I can only apologise. However, as a community, we will get through it. We are being made the focus of the tory leadership race to distract from the real societal problems such as the cost of living crisis because they have no solutions. The Conservatives have been in power for over a decade, these issues are of their own making. Transgender people existed long before they were elected, and we’ll be around after they leave government. We will win.

An open letter to James O’Brien about trans people

Dear James, Perhaps you would indulge me here a little as I try to guide you on an issue you seem to be having some problems with – the ‘transgender debate’.

Keir Starmer is blowing it in his chase for right-wing votes

For the longest time, I wasn’t sure what to...

Green Party politician suspended over Eddie Izzard complaint

The Green Party's Alison Teal has been suspended after Eddie Izzard using the toilet annoyed her.

BBC apologises to transphobes for not being transphobic enough

A tweet in which the BBC apologises to transphobes for not being transphobic enough has attracted widespread criticism; "you should be better than this".