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Lee Hurley

Major media mostly ignore massive trans protest outside Downing Street

It will come as no surprise to most trans people that the majority of the mainstream media completely and utterly ignored thousands of people outside Downing Street protesting the...

How I realised and accepted I was transgender

About 16 years ago I sat down at a table in my flat. It was evening and I was alone. I picked up a pen and a notepad and drew...

UK LGBTQ+ groups unite in defence of trans people

The UK government's flagship LGBTQ+ conference, 'Safe to be Me' is up in flames after UK LGBTQ+ groups withdrew en masse in protest at the Tories u-turn on trans...

LGBTQ rights meeting postponed again in Northern Ireland

A ministerial meeting to discuss new legislation to protect the LGBTQ+ community in Northern Ireland was delayed once again. The meeting was scheduled to take place on March 16, however...

Fear

As we get this project started, I'm going through some old writing that I let fall from my head at the start of my transition, but never published. This...

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JK Rowling selfie attacks Nicola Sturgeon over trans-inclusion

A JK Rowling selfie has become a news item after the Harry Potter author posted one to social media. In which, she is seen wearing a t-shirt targeting Nicola Sturgeon by calling her the "destroyer of women's rights".

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.