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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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You can trust me; I’ve done drag – a response to Everett

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  I have a confession to make. I have a problem with Rupert Everett. Usually I have to pause for a moment while I remember that he is NOT Richard E Grant. He was NOT in Withnail and I. It’s not something that I lie awake at night and worry about; God knows I have enough problems, and none of ...

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Transgender woman completes 32 mile charity walk in high heels

Jai Latto (left) during her 10-hour, 32-mile walk

A Scottish transgender woman has completed a 32-mile walk in four inch high heels to raise money for charity. Jai Dara Latto, from Walkerburn in the Scottish borders, walked the entire distance from her home town to Edinburgh Castle on Saturday in order to support the work of three LGBTI charities: the Sahodari foundation (an Indian campaign and support network), the ...

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Pope Francis: mixed messages to LGBTI Catholics

Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia” (or “Joy of Love”), published today, does not change any Catholic dogma, and has sent mixed messages to LGBTI people, on the one hand speaking firmly against equal marriage and on the other a call for tolerance and acceptance. In the Joy of Love, the rules of the Church in relation to the family, marriage, divorce, ...

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Belief Matters … Or Not? Why the gender binary idol is unworthy of worship

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  One of the main positives to emerge from the Scottish parliamentary election campaign so far has been a broad consensus from the main parties on issues of LGBT+ equality. This was highlighted last week at an LGBTI hustings in Edinburgh, hosted by Stonewall Scotland, the Equality Network and the Scottish Transgender Alliance. In some respects this was inevitable and ...

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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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