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Lee Hurley

Trans talking points: Bailey, Joyce + more

As it has been very quiet in the papers since the death of the world's largest landowner, I thought it a good idea to have a look at the...

Graham Norton: JK Rowling ‘enjoys’ fighting on Twitter

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Graham Norton said that he believes JK Rowling enjoys fighting on Twitter after comments she made to him.

Phallo or meta? Deciding on lower surgery

The day after I had top surgery, a friend asked me ‘when’s your next operation?’ As I struggled to lift my arms after having had two meat sacks hacked from...

Queer people with every reason to fear new UK Cabinet

As Liz Truss announced her cabinet on Tuesday night, our worst fears were realised. It was clear - the far right think tanks had completed their silent coup.

How men can be better feminists

As a guy who can even grow a beard, I find myself in a rather weird position these days. I spent 36 years of my life living as a woman...

GCs and media continue to erase lesbians: The week in trans 04/09/22

Another week, another series of articles talking nonsense about trans people in the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, and Times.

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Chest binding study; “over 97% reported at least one negative health outcome”

A study on chest binding is being bandied about by the anti-trans crowd due to the eye catching statistic reported in the abstract. "Over 97% reported at least one of 28 negative outcomes attributed to binding". But what does this actually mean?

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;

Mermaids UK criticised by British media (and JK Rowling) for giving chest binder to teenager

Children's charity and parental support group Mermaids UK have come under fire from the usual transphobic suspects trying to demonise any and all support for trans youth. This time over the use and support of teens using a chest binder. JK Rowling was there too, in case you cared.

Kevin Lister fired over treatment of transgender student

Kevin Lister, a teacher from Swindon, was fired and is now taking legal action against his former school. He was fired regaridng his treatment of a transgender student.

Tribunal finds trans woman was discriminated against

An employment tribunal has found that a trans woman was discriminated against when she was asked about her use of the changing areas. This discrimination was based on the protected characteristic of gender reassignment.