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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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Transat accused of refusing to let transgender woman board plane

Air Transat

Canadian airline Air Transat has been accused of refusing to let a transgender woman board her flight from Glasgow to Toronto, Canada. Ari Bianca Silvera, who has dual Italian and Argentinian citizenship and who lives in Scotland, was planning to travel to Toronto with her partner to attend a friend’s wedding. Silvera alleges she was refused to board the flight, despite ...

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No Hiding Place


As The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) issued a report suggesting that Scotland – despite great improvements – needs to do more to make us a fairer society, a young transwoman living in the north of the country is preparing to move to Brighton on England’s sun drenched south coast, and she has shared her experience of her home ...

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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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Trans woman found dead after saying she would kill herself if sent to all male prison

Vicky Thompson

A 21-year-old transgender woman has been found dead in a male-only Leeds prison, after she reportedly told friends she would commit suicide if sent to the all-male jail. Vicky Thompson was serving a 12-month term at HMP Leeds after breaching a suspended sentence. According to the BBC, her solicitor, Mohammed Hussain had previously advised the judge she was “essentially a ...

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Muslim trans woman attacked by a Scottish man in Sheffield

Scots man assaults a Muslim trans woman

A Muslim trans woman was attacked in the centre of Sheffield by a Scottish man in broad day light, in full view of passers-by who passively looked on and offered her no support. A trans woman, in her early thirties and wearing a niqab (face veil) was assaulted while waiting for a bus in a station on Church Street right outside ...

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Trans woman prisoner Tara Hudson moved to female prison

Tara Hudson

A transgender woman who was sent to a men’s prison, where she suffered abuse, has been transferred to a female jail after a campaign to get her moved. Tara Hudson, 26, from Bath, was jailed for 12 weeks and placed at the all-male HMP Bristol after admitting assault. According to the BBC she is now being held in HM Prison ...

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New group for Renfrewshire LGBT youth


A new community group for LGBTI young people from across Renfrewshire has been launched in Paisley. Run by LGBT Youth Scotland, it’s based in the town’s West Primary School, with meetings held on a fortnightly basis. “The group is great. Everyone is friendly and welcoming,” said one young attendee. The work of the project has been praised by Stephanie Smyth, ...

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Against Me! to play Glasgow in November


Against Me! have announced that they will be playing at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on the 15th of November this year. The Florida punk band, whose lead singer, Laura Jane Grace, came out as a trans woman two years ago, will be promoting their widely praised new album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Since coming out, Grace has embarked ...

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