Before Maya Forstater's case a lot of things were up in the air and every single lawyer, legal expert and asshole with a website like myself was just guessing about how things would work or play out. That's sort of what law is in general. But now we actually have some definition on the playing field, we're starting to see the rules take shape and even despite a win; I don't think the gender criticals will be happy with the results once they set in.
So what happened is that a few people on the internet saw Halifax make an inclusive gesture - during pride month, when brands tend to do that sort of stuff - and got upset about it online. The media then got involved to amp up the story and try to make it into a moment by writing about and sharing it widely via their platforms. Which they did entirely for the clicks because they don't really care one way or another what happens with regards to trans inclusion - they literally just want you to visit their site and share it with your friends for the ad revenue.
Mainstream media sources have focused on Halifax's decision to give its staff the option to include pronouns on their badges, at the height of a sex scandal involving the Prime Minister; Boris Johnson
Articles posted to The Daily Mail and The Times are making claims that Health Secretary Sajid Javid is looking to change the law regarding record keeping for trans patients with the NHS. This is allegedly an attempt to aid in the ongoing Cass Review
A 19-year-old trans man is receiving treatment in a hospital in Dublin for a fractured skull following a brutal Pride attack on five people after the after the city's parade on 25th June
I would go on and dissect more of this UCLan style guide but its really all just the same. A complete disregard for transgender lives and an attempt to make transphobia easier to practice in the media for bigots. The point isn't fairness, equality, accuracy or balance. Its simply to create a double standard wherein the actual identity of a transgender person becomes part of the story - something that is literally never on the table when cisgender people commit crimes.
Its my view that these rules won't stand up to legal scrutiny and will amount to discrimination despite their best efforts not to. Not only that, but it will also put pressure on healthcare organisations to allow younger transitions to happen - something which the anti-trans forces behind campaigns such as "protecting women's sports" also campaign against.
According to a Private Eye report in issue 1575, an all parliamentary group set up to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity is being...
The evidence is clear, UK transphobia is ramping up its efforts in targeting trans youth in particular. I spoke with numerous children's charities month ago who told me they were "not prepared" to give comment on these issues because its a sensitive area which they need to get it right on.
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.