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Tag Archives: Leslie Jaye

The Conservative Party Manifesto and LGBT issues

Ruth Davidson

The Scottish Conservative Party Manifesto was launched by Ruth Davison with a flourish in Glasgow earlier this week. Recent legislature moves by the past administration saw the adoption of marriage equality onto the statutes of the United Kingdom, but not Northern Ireland, and might lend the belief that a future Tory administration would continue that pioneering approach to LGBT civil ...

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Intersex Musing on Binary Essentialism

Intersex flag

There’s definitely something stirring in the ether. Claire Ainsworth was first out of the traps with their article in Nature, openly stating that science has known for years that sex is a spectrum, and nothing like the immutable binary that everyone is told about in class, all the way from primary school thru to med. school. You will search in ...

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Both – a story of an intersex woman – a review

BOTH is a US-Canadian-Peruvian drama film directed by Lisset Barcellos, in 2005. It stars Jackie Parker, Mike Martinez, Nicole Wilder, Fabrizio Aguilar, Ximena Ameri and Pable Barcellos. The film tells the story of a stunt double who is intersex and how she discovers her past. BOTH explores issues surrounding intersex; a variation of human development that is estimated to occur in ...

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Scotland Law Society allows solicitors to register as gender neutral

The Law Society of Scotland announced on Wednesday that it will now allow solicitors to register using a gender neutral title. The orgnaisation, in charge of Scottish solicitors, has responded to growing use of gender neutral titles to include ‘Mx’ among the option of titles available as part its registration process. Neil Stevenson, director of representation and support at the ...

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Knowledge is power

Intersex flag

It is a truism of all social reform movements that the message of change has to be constantly repeated and reinforced to ensure it remains in people’s mindsL knowledge is power. Present-day attitudes toward intersex embodiment did not spring out of thin air. They have a provenance, a history.   In order to address how we have got to this place, ...

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