Trans news roundup 18 April 2023
Weekly roundup on transgender issues, including music stars' clash, sports controversies, government guidelines, and activism across the globe.
Trans news roundup 11 April 2023
Here's a quick spin through some trans news that's making the headlines around the world.
Dutch regulator deems Transgender Act radio ad needlessly offensive
The Advertising Code Committee in the Netherlands rules a radio advertisement on the Transgender Act bill as needlessly offensive, following objections.
Delhi pushed to provide better living conditions and welfare support for...
DCW pushes for better transgender living conditions; only 76 identity certificates issued in Delhi in 3 years, despite over 4,200 trans people in 2011 census.
Rosie Duffield’s Times trans article, Labour and Policy Exchange
Rosie Duffield has so many complaints about her transphobia that Labour allegedly has an email folder dedicated to her alone. With staffers reportedly instructed...
Oklahoma Trans Community unites at State Capitol to protest surgery restrictions
On February 6, 2023, over 150 Trans Lives Matter activists gathered at the Oklahoma State Capitol building to protest against a new bill that would restrict access to gender-affirming surgery for minors.
Tavistock to close with no replacement ready
According to a Vice exclusive, the Tavistock Centre is due to shut and the Tory government have, rather predictably, not bothered to ensure services are in place to replace it.
Christine Jardine stands up for Trans Rights in heated debate with...
Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine recently demonstrated her commitment to trans rights in a heated debate with TalkRadio's Julia Hartley-Brewer. The debate was centered around the issue of trans prisoners and the treatment of trans individuals in the criminal justice system.
Everything you need to know about Isla Bryson, Transgender Rapists and...
Isla Bryson and a handful of other transgender rapists have become major talking points in anti-trans rhetoric led by Scottish Tories who oppose the...
Scottish democracy and the fight for trans rights
On the 20th of December, I sat down in the Scottish Parliament viewing gallery watching Scottish democracy at work. Almost every MSP sat in the chamber preparing to debate one of the most disputed issues of the last five years - reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.
Self ID in Finland and the awful bigger picture
Self ID in Finland is on the horizon so we asked a Finnish trans writer to tell us about it and the wider context it exists in. Vilja Heikkilä writes;
Scottish Gender Recognition Reform Bill; 1 month on
The Scottish Gender Recognition Reform bill was debated and voted on about a month ago - give or take a day or two. It passed with a majority of 88 to 33 votes and it's been a hell of a month since.
Why the UK Government will fail to undermine Scottish gender reforms;...
On the 22nd of December, after 7 years of intense toxic debate, the Scottish Parliament finally voted through the Gender Recognition Reforms bill. Since then the UK Government has outlined two plans to undermine Scottish gender reforms. Both plans have massive ramifications and will fail.
A look at the transgender and non-binary census 2021 data
The Office for National Statistics has released data from the 2021 census which for the first time ever includes statistics about the numbers of trans and non-binary living in England and Wales. Here Tom Pashby takes a look at the transgender and non-binary census data;
Scottish Gender Recognition Reform bill finally succeeds 86 to 39
A bill aimed at making the lives of trans people marginally less obstructive has attracted widespread media attention, including with opposition from prominent media figures such as JK Rowling. However the Scottish Gender Recognition Reform has finally passed into law following today's vote.