55 Tufton Street was recently found to be the HQ of anti-trans campaign group LGB Alliance; a fact which they desperately tried to keep hidden from even their own supporters. Trans Writes can now reveal even more links between LGB Alliance, transphobia and Tufton Street.
Here's a quick spin through some trans news that's making the headlines around the world.
Jeremy David Hanson of Rossmoor sent several disturbing messages via the dictionary company's website. Court documents allege he attacked Merriam-Webster for their "anti-science propaganda" and "telling blatant lies". He also used slurs for transgender people and stated "there is no such thing as gender identity".
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.
The Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, is under fire from decent humans due to a leaked video that reveals him making derogatory comments about trans women.
“everyone is talking on the scene” - What does the success of Kim Petras and Sam Smith say about the UK's attitude towards trans people? Oscar Rees writes;
Justin Webb of BBC Radio 4 recently posted on Twitter regarding the BBC's decision to back out of Stonewall's Diversity Champions and Workplace Equality Index Schemes. He claimed that the BBC and "responsible organisations" cut ties with Stonewall over claims they had made in a 2017 School Report. The BBC response to a Freedom of Information request I sent does not corroborate this.
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
In a recent Sunday Times column, Jeremy Clarkson discussed the prevalence of transgender issues in the news and, although he makes jokes and uses problematic language throughout the piece, he posed an important question: "What if you're wrong?"
In a piece written for The Telegraph by Ben Woods it is claimed that Nick Cohen has been suspended from The Observer following a trans rights row. Whereas this is chronologically correct, it isn't really the whole story.