Tuesday , 21 February 2017

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Belief Matters … or Not? Trans response to Pope

Pope Francis

Last week Pope Francis described gender theory and teaching about transgender people as a threat that is a “world war against marriage” and an example of the “ideological colonisation” that is “corrupting” many parts of the world.  I respond to his speech here. I am become Death, the Annihilator of Man. Ma ricòrdati sempre che i mostri non muoiono. Quello ...

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Thousands expected at Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow

Thousands of LGBTI people, friends and allies will attend Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s largest parade and celebration. Pride Glasgow’s this year’s theme is inclusive education asking the government to commit to teaching diversity and tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Scottish schools. This year’s Pride Glasgow is expected to be the biggest ever with potentially over ten thousand people braving the ...

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WHO set to declassify trans identity as mental disorder…but is it enough?

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  It has recently been announced that the World Health Organisation is proposing – finally – to remove transgender identity and gender dysphoria from its list of mental health disorders. The list, known as the ICD-10, describes gender dysphoria as “the urge to belong to the opposite sex that may include surgical procedures to modify the sex organs in order to ...

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NHS Is a Life Saving Treatment – not ‘Whims’ of trans people

Katie Hopkins

Speaking on her LBC Radio show yesterday Katie Hopkins has yet again hit out at the transgender community saying NHS treatment panders to transgender peoples’ “whims” After revealing that people are waiting extended times for their cataract operations and the NHS is in debt, Hopkins asked: “Do we really need to pander to the trans community and their whims? I say ...

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Belief Matters…Or Not? Paul O’Grady, The Sally Army and the BBC

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Paul O’Grady’s new BBC TV series “The Sally Army and Me” is certainly good popular light entertainment and Paul is his usual camp self, often funny and seemingly able to get the best out of those he meets. At the same time as we laugh at his antics – for example, getting the drum beat wrong when playing with the ...

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Why Transgender Day of Visibility is so important

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Today (March 31st) is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), a day when transgender people like myself make ourselves openly visible on social media and elsewhere to stand up as role models and show the world that we are proud of who we are. It’s also a day to show simply that it is OK to be transgender. We also highlight ...

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Jordan Gray: “It’s a Cinderella story”

Jordan Gray - The Voice - www.facebook.com/jordangrayofficial

    Jordan Gray is a transgender musician currently taking part in BBC talent show, The Voice. Jordan impressed the shows judges with her ability but they did not choose her to continue past the first round of auditions. However, luck was on her side when an act from the show had to drop out, giving Jordan a place in the show. ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – she is

Priscilla www.priscillathemusical.com

  Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the 1994 hit movie of the same name, comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Its simple, feel good plot – two drag queens and a transsexual riding a big pink bus through the Australian bush – oozes flamboyant charm. The show is a camp riot through the wilderness, with a lot of heart. ...

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What should the campaign for Scottish trans-equality look like?

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  It’s a serious question. In an ideal world there would be a populist mass-movement pressing for positive change as there was for same-marriage, but that isn’t going to happen for trans-equality because there simply aren’t that many of us. With the Scottish Government signalling that it is potentially going to tackle the issue of legislative trans-equality in the next ...

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Second transwoman dies in male prison

HM Prison Woodhill - Google Earth

It has emerged that a  second transgender woman incarcerated in a male prison has died. According to the BBC and Huffington Post, Joanne Latham, 38 was found unresponsive in her cell at the all male HMP Woodhall in MIlton Keynes on Friday morning. Attempts to resuscitate her failed and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Joanne had barricaded her ...

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