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...
A satellite photo of the UK under snow that I have layered a trans flag over the top of. Trans Britain. That's what we are now. Woo.

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.
Official portrait of Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne.

JK Rowling calls Baroness Emma Nicholson a bigot

Statements like the above truly show the depth of anti-trans conspiracy theory which JK Rowling has allowed herself to fall victm to. But its been noted repeatedly that we probably should have seen the signs coming, not least because of her friendships such as that with the Baroness.
The North Says Trans Joy banner hanging behind KJK's Belfast rally, photo credit Brendan J Harkin @brendanjharkin

Belfast tells Posie Parker ‘Trans Joy!’

Posie Parker's anti-trans rally in Belfast faces larger counter-protest; group refused service in pubs due to offensive behaviour.
Rosie Duffield

Rosie Duffield: [Labour’s] trans policy makes feminists vote Tory

Labour's Rosie Duffield believes that Labour's trans policy is making 'feminists vote Conservative because “we are making complete idiots of ourselves”.
The banner Genspect are upset about: A trans flag emoji with the words "Bring me your children, what I can't trans I'll eat"

Genspect used my profile in their propaganda

Genspect, a controversial org targeting support for transgender youth, have now taken aim at me personally via a screenshot of my profile in their propaganda.
A picture of Ana Kasparian speaking at an event and gesturing with her hands

Ana Kasparian; person who menstruates of the year award!

There are some fierce contenders in this year's round-up of people who menstruate being absolutely completely and utterly normal about that fact. Today we honour Ana Kasparian who launched her bid to win the award via Twitter last night.
BBC attempt to launder reputation of Graham Linehan of Graham Linehan; the image shows the BBC log on a curved red-brick wall.

BBC apologises to transphobes for not being transphobic enough

A tweet in which the BBC apologises to transphobes for not being transphobic enough has attracted widespread criticism; "you should be better than this".
stonewall complaint rejected

The Trans Agenda #30 – New Deputy in Scotland, Stonewall’s setback, and UK billboards...

The Trans Agenda #30 Welcome to The Trans Agenda, a newsletter that will arrive in your inbox Monday if you are subscribed. You can also...
A landscape image of the House of Parliament in London on a Sunny day, taken from Westminster Bridge where the Equality Act was debated

Equality Act and the awful anti-trans debate in UK Parliament

On Monday 12 June, MPs met in Westminster Hall for a three hour debate on the definition of sex in the Equality Act 2010. A contentious debate that had been bubbling up for several months. Moss writes;