Jess O'Thomson

Legal researcher, writer, and freelance journalist, with a focus on trans and disability rights.
A photo of Manchester Crownd Court where the Brianna Ghey murder trial is being heard

Brianna Ghey murder trial; the prosecution have outlined their case

Disclaimer: The prosecution in the Brianna Ghey murder trial has submitted evidence which is alleged to have been sent by the defendants. This includes anti-trans remarks alongside descriptions of incredibly graphic violence and other disturbing content. Please read with caution and consider reaching out to support groups such as Mind UK if you or anyone you know is affected by the issues discussed.
A photo of Scotland's court of session where the For Women Scotland case was heard.

For Women Scotland case lost, what does it mean?

For Women Scotland case has been lost. This was an appeal in which they argued that women with a GRC should not be considered of the female sex for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010. The judgment of the Inner House of the Court of Session - Scotland’s highest court - held that a trans woman with a GRC falls within the definition of ‘woman’ for the purposes of section 11 of the Equality Act 2010, which protects against discrimination on the basis of sex.
Press photo of Kemi Badenoch, a candidate in the tory leadership race and who knew of LGB Alliance's anti-trans lobbying before meeting with them

Document reveals Government were aware of LGB Alliance’s anti-trans lobbying before meeting with them

A document from 2020 obtained by Trans Writes reveals that the Government Equalities Offices were completely aware of LGB Alliance's anti-trans lobbying before meeting with them. Jess O'Thomson writes;