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 debates non-binary legal recognition, sort of

So they sort-of debated the idea of non-binary representation, but mostly didn't. Instead opting to just do fearmongering and spread hateful rhetoric through parliament. Democracy! The whole thing wraps up with them patting themselves on the back for a job well done and deciding not to move forwards with any plans to include non-binary people in our legal system.
Press phot of Nick Fletcher MP

Nick Fletcher MP sends transphobic rant to schools

The evidence is clear, UK transphobia is ramping up its efforts in targeting trans youth in particular. I spoke with numerous children's charities month ago who told me they were "not prepared" to give comment on these issues because its a sensitive area which they need to get it right on.
A photo of the Wickes stage with all of the Wickes staff

Wickes mobbed by boring transphobes who can’t read

Wickes, a hardware store, attended Brighton Pride this weekend with a stage that included signs anti-trans groups have taken umbrage to.
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Asking for LGBTQ+ tolerance is not enough

As Arlene Foster, former Northern Ireland first minister, was made a Dame in the Queen's latest honours list, it reminded me of a speech...
A photo showing a packed chamber in the House of Commons. This was for a debate on Brexit in 2019. Which includes many of the candidates in the tory leadership race.

The 8 contenders of the Tory leadership race; who is best for transgender people?

If you are transgender and despaired at reading all this, I can only apologise. However, as a community, we will get through it. We are being made the focus of the tory leadership race to distract from the real societal problems such as the cost of living crisis because they have no solutions. The Conservatives have been in power for over a decade, these issues are of their own making. Transgender people existed long before they were elected, and we’ll be around after they leave government. We will win.
Two cricket balls to illustrate the question "should I cut off my balls"?

Should I cut off my balls or wait for the NHS to fix trans...

Here's a quick update to where I'm at with my trans healthcare journey in the UK; questioning whether I should cut off my balls...
An example of women being bullied out of work; Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre director Mridul Wadhwa photo by Adam Ramsay of OpenDemocracy

Jo Phoenix and women being bullied out of work

Some uni professor or something called Jo Phoenix (rad name, shame it belongs to a bigot loser) has won a tribunal for unfair dismissal over her "gender critical" ie transphobic views. Some anti-trans commentators have described the attempt to oust her as "women being bullied out of work".
The Scottish Parliament debating chamber where Scottish GRA reform was recently debated. Where Scottish Parliament public gallery kicked off and where Scottish Gender Recognition Reform bill was passed.

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.
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Queer people with every reason to fear new UK Cabinet

As Liz Truss announced her cabinet on Tuesday night, our worst fears were realised. It was clear - the far right think tanks had completed their silent coup.
A wide shot of JK Rowling reading from The Sorcerer's Stone in The White House Gardens

JK Rowling, lesbians and The Cotton Ceiling

If they believe it hard enough, perhaps they can will it into existence but I doubt it. Trans people just don't want to have sex with rancid nasty bigots. We want to have sex with people who love us and respect us, like anyone else.