A photo from #BanConversionTherapy Downing Street Protest showing people holding a very long banner reading "protect trans kids".

#BanConversionTherapy Protest action begins!

The protest in London is at Downing Street, The protest in Belfast is at City Hall and The protest in Dublin is at British Embassy 29 Merrion Road. There is warning of high police presence at the Downing Street protest. I will update this list as any new information comes in.
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Boris Johnson speaks on trans conversion therapy ban

Speaking to a Daily Mail report in Welwyn Garden City, Johnson said he was sad about the decision made by the LGBTQIA+ sector to boycott Government. He asserts his allyship, noting his involvement in passing the gay marriage bill and being enthused about flying pride flags over government buildings even in countries that don't share 'our values'. He did not comment on his infamously homophobic statements, such as "tank-topped bumboys".
A photo of the Palace of Westminster taken from across the river during the evening. There's a real beautiful contrast between the fiery oranges lighting up the walls of the palace and the peaceful blue sky above.

UK Government’s ‘Safe To Be Me’ cancelled

The need for queer solidarity really hit hard after the Government first announced it would not be banning conversion therapy at all. Then u-turned on that after backlash and subsequently announced it would ban it, but only for gay people. Meaning they would still allow people to attempt to torture the gender identity out of trans people.
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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...
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EHRC announce single-sex exemptions guidlines, they suck!

So far this language and the severity of the concept has helped to stave off attempts by transphobes to employ single-sex exemptions with a blanket approach. Meaning it can only be employed on a case-by-case basis and there must be a truly legitimate aim. However Kishwer Falkner's EHRC has been making moves to support transphobic groups who would like to see the exemptions employed more liberally.
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JK Rowling claims she’s once again received a death threat

Taking to Twitter JK Rowling wrote: "I'm afraid I can't give a shout out to everyone promising to murder me - there are so many of you, and I'm a busy woman - but this one deserves a mention for the nineties rave vibe, @TrustFundOzu". I for one just wish she would post one that is a legitimate threat of violence and not like... some random child posting a bugs bunny meme.
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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...
A photo of a woman at a Pride event holding a sign painted with the trans flag that reads "We heart our trans community".

Trans Writes.World Soft-Launch

I did hope to have everything sorted out fully by today, #TransDayOfVisibility, but sometimes the stars don’t align just right and you get super busy with other projects and neglect the one that doesn’t currently help pay your bills. Instead my co-founder and I have decided to do a soft-launch of our new trans led site for platforming and elevating transgender voices around the world. Welcome to Trans Writes.world
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Scotland Announces GRA Reform Proposal

It removes the need to have anything signed off by a doctor, it opens it up to 16 year olds and the wait is cut down significantly from 2 years to 3 months. Though it is still an arbitrary wait nonetheless which could certainly be improved by simply not existing at all.
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Transphobes Are Blaming Trans People For Vladimir Putin

I just don’t have the words for this one, which is not stellar since I am a writer. When it was just one or...