ECU responds to complaint about transphobic BBC article

My personal, Gemma Stone, opinion on this is that we should escalate it as far as it will go; and then keep on complaining if we have to. It seems like a minor thing, one article about us portraying us as sexually violent - but its more than that. In my opinion a victory here is getting the article taken down and sending the message to the BBC that what they did was dangerous, harmful and will not be tolerated.

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.

LGBT Conservatives candidate compares trans people to Nazis

Not to be one-upped by his partner, Alex decided to get his own slice of the controversy by posting his own image comparing trans people to Nazis. This time using the map from 'Dad's Army' which shows the Nazi advance towards the UK, with the flags edited to show the pride rainbow flag in the UK and the Progress Pride flag chevrons invading from Germany. With the caption "the rainbrow pride flag is OK as it is. The trans pride flag is OK as it is. No extra symbols needed."

Is Maya Forstater the world’s foremost trans expert? The week in Trans 28/08/22

Unlike the first week of this trans media watch, which mostly centred around one story about JK Rowling, how she was the real victim...

Where was JK Rowling during #BanConversionTherapy protests?

JK Rowling has begun trending on Twitter in the aftermath of the protest as trans people in particular remember that in June 2020 JK Rowling posted the following tweet; "I respect every trans person's right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I'd march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it's hateful to say so."

Bridging hormones; why do transphobes want you furious about it?

Attempting to manufacture yet more anti-trans panic, The Telegraph ran a story regarding 'bridging hormones', which is short for a doctor prescribing you medication for harm reduction purposes. According to The Telegraph this basic harm reduction strategy is bad, because transgender.

The UK has (at least) four new transgender councillors!

Dylan Tippetts for Compton in Plymouth, Kira Lewis for Higham Hill in Waltham Forest, Isla Wrathmell for Vauxhall in London's Lambeth, and Elaine Gallagher in Glasgow were all successful in the vote, earning their place on their local councils.

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...

“Get on with it”; Arthur Webber on Parliament’s Conversion Therapy Ban debate

The debate was attended by so many, from different parties and nations. Yet all came to the same conclusion: conversion “therapy” is abuse. The overrepresentation of LGB+ MPs (the only openly trans MP, Jamie Wallis, was not present) shows that as much as the media attempt to divide us, we are a united community. 

Twitch streamer Keffals announces trans charity stream

The line-up for the event is set to have "many more" guests will be revealed as events unfold. Starting 4:00pm EST April 29th and continuing on April 30th 2022 (Which is 8pm in GMT and 9pm in BST.) The fundraiser is ran through the Tiltify program used by creators such as JackSepticEye for his annual #Thankmas campaigns. Keffals has already reached $2,865.11 of her $10,000 goal at time of writing, before the stream has even started!
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