The Scottish Parliament debating chamber where Scottish GRA reform was recently debated

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.
A photo of Baroness Kishwer Falkner in a brown jacket against a grey gradient background

EHRC announce single-sex exemptions guidlines, they suck!

So far this language and the severity of the concept has helped to stave off attempts by transphobes to employ single-sex exemptions with a blanket approach. Meaning it can only be employed on a case-by-case basis and there must be a truly legitimate aim. However Kishwer Falkner's EHRC has been making moves to support transphobic groups who would like to see the exemptions employed more liberally.
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UK LGBTQ+ groups unite in defence of trans people

The UK government's flagship LGBTQ+ conference, 'Safe to be Me' is up in flames after UK LGBTQ+ groups withdrew en masse in protest at...
A transgender pride flag flying above the Foreign and Common Wealth Office in London. Photo by Foreign and Common Wealth Office.

Most senior UK politicians ignore Trans Day of Remembrance

Trans Awareness Week is over for another year, coming to a close with Trans Remembrance Day, but given the silence of the UK's politicians, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it had been deliberately ignored by many.
A photo of LGB Alliance supporter Alex Bramham being escorted away from Manchester Pride by Police Liason Officers. He is notably not wearing a hat.

LGBT Conservatives candidate compares trans people to Nazis

Not to be one-upped by his partner, Alex decided to get his own slice of the controversy by posting his own image comparing trans people to Nazis. This time using the map from 'Dad's Army' which shows the Nazi advance towards the UK, with the flags edited to show the pride rainbow flag in the UK and the Progress Pride flag chevrons invading from Germany. With the caption "the rainbrow pride flag is OK as it is. The trans pride flag is OK as it is. No extra symbols needed."
‘Cancelled’ Starkey unrepentant as he takes on trans lobby Daily Mail2 Sep 2022 UH- OH, Dr David Starkey is whipping up a storm again — and this time he’s taking on the notoriously prickly trans lobby. The television historian, who was ‘cancelled’ after making racist remarks in 2020, has now publicly questioned the right of transgender women to identify themselves as female. ‘One of the terrible problems of the age that we live in is the refusal to confront the truth,’ declares the Tudors expert. ‘The whole world of so much of the social media, the whole world of critical race theory, and the whole world of transsexuality is a gigantic lie.’ He explains: ‘It’s an act of faith — it’s preposterous the idea that a man can become a woman. ‘These are simple absurdities. ‘And large parts of the population — the young population, those who, one would hope, are more questing, are most disillusioned with fiction — swallow fiction.’ Speaking on LBC’s Iain Dale All Talk podcast, Dr Starkey (pictured) adds: ‘We don’t need a new Jesus Christ; we need a teller of blunt, cruel truth. Well, perhaps that was Jesus. If you read the Bible, the Bible was brutal.’ Dr Starkey, 76, apologised after his incendiary remarks about slavery. He was dropped by his long-standing publisher, HarperCollins, and his literary agency, Rogers Coleridge & White, as well as losing top academic posts after he claimed that slavery did not constitute genocide. Last year, however, he shocked diners in London’s Soho by saying he stood by his original offensive comments. ‘I don’t regret that statement,’ he said at the London Grill Club. ‘I regret how I said it, and the fact that I gave a handle to my enemies, which is a stupid thing to do. ‘I regret stupidity, I don’t regret a moral position.’

GCs and media continue to erase lesbians: The week in trans 04/09/22

Another week, another series of articles talking nonsense about trans people in the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, and Times.
Press photo of Penny Mordaunt MP Source: HM Government, Ally of the Year

Penny Mordaunt isn’t our best option for Prime Minister, she’s yours Jayne

Jayne Ozanne writes in Pink News that Penny Mordaunt is "by far and away the best" candidate and that Jayne believes Penny "is a true champion of all the LGBT+ community". Which is just wrong. She isn't our best candidate, she's yours Jayne. By which I mean semi-wealthy white cisgender queers. She's got your back, and judging by your endorsement of her after her tirade? Clearly you're fine with sticking the knife in ours if it means you don't have to look over your shoulder so much any more.
A landscape image of the House of Parliament in London on a Sunny day, taken from Westminster Bridge

“Get on with it”; Arthur Webber on Parliament’s Conversion Therapy Ban debate

The debate was attended by so many, from different parties and nations. Yet all came to the same conclusion: conversion “therapy” is abuse. The overrepresentation of LGB+ MPs (the only openly trans MP, Jamie Wallis, was not present) shows that as much as the media attempt to divide us, we are a united community. 
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Transphobes Are Blaming Trans People For Vladimir Putin

I just don’t have the words for this one, which is not stellar since I am a writer. When it was just one or...
A photo from #BanConversionTherapy Downing Street Protest showing people holding a very long banner reading "protect trans kids".

#BanConversionTherapy Protest action begins!

The protest in London is at Downing Street, The protest in Belfast is at City Hall and The protest in Dublin is at British Embassy 29 Merrion Road. There is warning of high police presence at the Downing Street protest. I will update this list as any new information comes in.