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.
Suella Braverman says “schools should not pander” to trans children
Put simply; GRC or not, the law states that discrimination against transgender people is not lawful in the vast majority of circumstances. (Which I only add because single-sex exemptions exist, but have never been tested in law)
Scottish GRA reform passes first stage; with 88 to 33 votes
Following a Parliamentary vote yesterday Scottish GRA reform has passed the first stage on its way to becoming law. This includes demedicalising the process, also known as Self-ID.
Helen Joyce threatens lawsuit against University Professor
Helen Joyce's comments on the show recently caused a massive controversy as she argued to "reduce" the population of people she found to be "damaged" and "difficulties for a sane world". This tirade included all transgender people, whether they were "happily transitioned" and even those who had detransitioned.
How I realised and accepted I was transgender
About 16 years ago I sat down at a table in my flat. It was evening and I was alone. I picked up a pen...
‘Again Again’; a queer sci-fi film from Mia Moore & Alexa Feeney
Again Again is currently running a campaign to crowdfund for its production. It is written and directed by Mia Moore & Alexa Feeney, who I spoke to about the queer sci-fi film hopefully coming to screens soon!
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.
Irresponsible British media reporting incites panic over youth gender clinic replacement
Following the interim Cass report; advice suggested closing Tavistock Gender Identity Clinic for transgender youth and replacing it with regional services. British media have chosen to report on this in the worst way possible and sought comment almost exclusively from anti-trans activists.
Society of Authors mobbed by transphobes over disability support
The Society of Authors posted a tweet which included the phrase "self-identified" in relation to disability. Transphobes, who have been trained to view the phrase as negative, reacted badly.
Nigeria’s LGBTQ+ community hold protest against anti-LGBTQ+ bills
At first there was mixed feelings due to concerns about safety, not least as many of us faced harassment when we joined the ‘end SARS’ protest in 2020. Eventually we agreed. We are so tired of hiding, running away and living in fear; we had to do something and so we planned a protest for May 1st 2022. The first ever protest of its kind to be held in Nigeria!