Lee Hurley

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Journalist. NUJ member. Artist. Trans. He/him. Usually found saying 'but that's not true!'

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

For the longest time, I wasn’t sure what to make of Keir Starmer. Turns out, my first impression that he seemed like a 6ft...
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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.
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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 apologises to transphobes; The BBC logo on a curved red-brick wall. BBC's Obfuscation of Transphobia article.

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.
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Germany consider legal action over FIFA OneLove armband ban

The German Football Association (DFB) are considering taking legal action against FIFA after the sport's governing body banned teams from wearing a OneLove captain's armband.
A transgender pride flag flying above the Foreign and Common Wealth Office in London. Photo by Foreign and Common Wealth Office.

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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Times omit pronouns for Eddie Izzard

The Sunday Times managed to contort themselves into all sorts of shapes this weekend in order to write about Eddie Izzard without using any pronouns.
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The Common Sense Group: No sense, plenty of hate

Who are the Common Sense Group and why we should be very concerned.
The King received The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP at Buckingham Palace today. His Majesty asked him to form a new Administration. Mr. Sunak accepted His Majesty's offer and was appointed Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.

How bad is Sunak’s cabinet for trans people?

Rishi Sunak is the UK's new Prime Minister after getting another go at the Tory popularity contest, so what immense dinglebats has the man, who showed he was willing to sacrifice trans people on the altar of Tory shithousery, stuffed his cabinet with?
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What can trans people expect from Rishi Sunak as PM?

Rishi Sunak is the UK's latest X-Factor Prime Minister, so what can trans people expect from those he will stuff in his cabinet?