Document reveals Government were aware of LGB Alliance’s anti-trans lobbying before meeting with them
A document from 2020 obtained by Trans Writes reveals that the Government Equalities Offices were completely aware of LGB Alliance's anti-trans lobbying before meeting with them. Jess O'Thomson writes;
The Conservative government in the UK are determined to push forwards on using transgender people as a wedge issue in order to distract from their incompetence. They are fanning the flames of the culture war so that you forget the thousands of our family members who died alone and in agony as they lapped up the luxuries in parties while paying their mates millions of your money to invariably do a terrible job of providing basics like PPE to hospitals.
"As I led the first ever all trans masc football team in Europe onto that pitch to thunderous applause, all my worries melted away. It didn’t matter what the score was; it didn’t matter if I left the field covered in mud and smelling like the Year 9 boys PE changing room. We made history here."
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.
"We need to talk more about the ideology which Posie Parker tried to import at her Let Women Speak event in Victoria, Australia", writes LilahRPG - who was part of the counter protest.
The media erupted in a flurry this week as Health Secretary Steve Barclay announced his intention for the NHS to exclude trans women from female wards. Understandably, this has shocked and concerned the trans community.
Sex workers are often over looked in more mainstream conversations surrounding trans liberation. We shouldn't forget that trans activism was and is still built by sex workers, Felix Fern writes;
The BBC's obfuscation of transphobia has reached a new low with a report on social media toxicity. The report has allegedly been censored in "real time" to obfuscate transphobia, with the article also failing to mention transphobia's contribution to the figures - amongst other issues.
JK Rowling has begun trending on Twitter in the aftermath of the protest as trans people in particular remember that in June 2020 JK Rowling posted the following tweet; "I respect every trans person's right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I'd march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it's hateful to say so."
Wickes, a hardware store, attended Brighton Pride this weekend with a stage that included signs anti-trans groups have taken umbrage to.