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Tag Archives: transgender rights

British press spin islamophobia after attack on trans women in Germany

Elisa and Jasmin image from N24

On the 18th of January, LGB, and transgender social media in particular, ignited with outrage as an assault on two transwomen in Dortmund, Germany, was reported by some online gay news websites and tabloid papers in a manner that assumed and highlighted that the perpetrators were Arab/Muslim refugees. The result of such reporting has been outrage and uproar on social ...

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When reporting trans-children’s stories is not OK

Another happy PFLAG parent - Tim Evanson from Washington, D.C

There have been syndicated reports of, ‘Britain’s youngest transgender child’, circulating in the media recently. The Mail and the Metro in particular carried reports with pictures. However KaleidoScot isn’t going to supply links to those reports. There are many reasons why not. First of all, sensationalism is highly inappropriate and irresponsible when a trans-child is involved in a story. Being trans is ...

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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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Germaine who? I really don’t give a damn


Trans Exclusionary, Radical (No, strike that), Reactionary Feminists do not frighten me, and I feel a creeping sense of that old ennui stealthily pulling me back into the past. Oh Dear! Here we go again! The oracle has has been consulted, she had declaimed and we are now enlightened. Thank you, Germaine. Will you please now shuffle back into the ...

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EU critical of Turkey and Western Balkans states over LGBTI Rights

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The European Commission published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership, criticising LGBTI rights in some Western Balkans states and Turkey. In his speech to the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, the European Commissioner responsible for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, said the reports have “a strong focus on fundamental rights, including freedom of expression and fighting ...

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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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Ministers questioned on trans and non-binary action

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    Government Ministers faced a number of questions this week during the final session of the transgender equality inquiry. Members of the women and equalities committee asked several ministers, including Nicky Morgan and Caroline Dinenage, about a number of transgender-related issues and the case of Tara Hudson. The ministers were also challenged on the UK government’s claim that non-binary ...

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UK government blocks pension to elderly trans woman as law sees her as male

Department for Work and Pensions

A 63-year-old transgender woman from Glasgow has been denied her pension because the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) views her as male. Retired soldier, Sandra MacDougall, begun receiving her pension last November, after passing the female pension age of 63.  The UK allows women to retire earlier than men. However, the Daily Record reported that MacDougall has now been ...

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