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Helen Joyce Daily Mail article

Do Labour really want to update gender-ID law?

On Monday, The Times lead story was “Labour plan for gender change to be made easier”. On Tuesday, they followed that up with a Labour denial. So, was this one of the Labour Party’s fastest u-turns under Keir Starmer or was The Times up to mischief?
Manager’s job hard enough without Rowling’s gratuitous intrusion Lucy Clark was the first openly transgender referee. She has now been appointed manager of Sutton United’s women’s team. They play in the London and South Regional Women’s Premier Division beside such luminaries as Saltdean United and Dorking Wanderers. And Sutton are fighting relegation. So it’s a big deal for Clark, not so much for football. Yet a supportive tweet from Pride attracted the attention of JK Rowling. “When I was young all the football managers were straight, white, middle-aged blokes,” she wrote. “So it’s fantastic to see how much things have changed.” It felt a little unnecessary. Clark isn’t invading female space because if that’s the case, so is any coach not born female in the women’s game — and nobody complained about Marc Skinner steering Manchester United to the FA Cup. Clark has spoken about football saving her life when she considered suicide, so her involvement has been enormously positive. Rowling took down Scotland’s poorlyconceived gender reform laws in a series of whipsmart social media posts. By contrast, this just seemed gratuitous.

The Trans Agenda #31 Labour’s Gender ID change

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The Trans Agenda #30 – New Deputy in Scotland, Stonewall’s setback,...

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WINCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak walks through the local streets during a visit on January 19, 2024 in Winchester, England. This week in Parliament, Rishi Sunak's government won the vote on the Safety of Rwanda Safety (Asylum and Immigration) Bill by 44 votes after a Conservative right wing rebellion failed to materialise. The Bill will now progress to the House of Lords for further scrutiny. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Rwanda not safe for LGBTQ+ people, warns refugee

A queer, autistic refugee from Ukraine exposes the dangers of the UK's Rwanda deportation plan, highlighting the risks for LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent individuals.

The Trans Agenda #29 NHS betrays trans kids again

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The Trans Agenda #29 The papers: 34 articles, no trans voices

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Humza Yousaf resigns, refuses to sacrifice trans people to save himself

On Monday afternoon, an emotional Humza Yousaf resigned as leader of the SNP and, therefore First Minister of Scotland, as trans people lost another...
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The Trans Agenda #28 More performative cruelty from the government

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Mahmood supports Rowling

The Trans Agenda #27 – Labour Justice Secretary backs JK Rowling

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The Trans Agenda #26 Cass backtracks

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The Trans Agenda #25 Cass dismissed globally as US anti-trans laws...

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The Trans Agenda #24 – Cass fightback begins and the bigots...

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The Trans Agenda #23 – Relentless attacks on trans people dominates...

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The Cass Review: A government-sanctioned attack on trans lives

The Cass Review faces condemnation for its biased approach, exclusion of trans voices, and potential harm to trans youth.

The Trans Agenda #22 – 4 days, 3 papers, 20 anti-trans...

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