Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Tag Archives: transphobia

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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Transat accused of refusing to let transgender woman board plane

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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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EU: online anti-LGBTI hate speech must be tackled

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The European Parliament voted for a report that calls upon member states to adopt strong measures to counter online anti LGBTI hate speech. The report entitled, Gender equality and empowering women in the digital age, was adopted by a majority of lawmakers yesterday, although Mike Hookem MEP, from UKIP, voted against it. The report calls upon the EU Commission to demand greater efforts ...

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Manifesto watch: Where do the Scottish Lib Dems stand on LGBTI issues?

Willie Rennie

The Scottish Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto, Be The Best Again, last week. The party’s flagship policies, including the proposals for a “penny for education” and “putting democracy back into policing”, have sparked some online discussion in recent days. The manifesto was launched at an Edinburgh soft play centre, perhaps to emphasise the party’s ambitions to “revolutionise” education and nursery ...

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Activists concerned by NUS LGBTI policy

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Activists have expressed their concerns about a motion passed at last week’s National Union of Students (NUS) LGBT conference. The motion, which now becomes NUS policy, made a series of controversial statements in relation to free speech and about the privileged position of white cis gay men. It defended no-platforming of “known oppressors” in addition to stating that “marginalised students ...

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SNP backs calls for inclusive education

Members of SNP Youth expressed support for TIE's aims (Photo: Jordan Daly)

  A motion “welcoming” the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which calls for LGBT+ inclusive education in all Scottish schools in order to tackle high rates of homophobic bullying, was passed unanimously at the SNP’s spring conference in Glasgow yesterday. Moved by SNP Youth and SNP Students, the motion “notes the concerning presence of homophobia and transphobia in Scotland’s ...

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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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Caitlyn Jenner apologises for offence caused

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  Over the weekend, Caitlyn Jenner was widely reported as saying, ‘…If you’re out there and, to be honest with you, if you look like a man in a dress it makes people uncomfortable…’, in an interview with Time Magazine. Many of those reports, including KaleidoScot’s, treated those words as transphobic. Now, writing in WhoSay, Caitlyn has apologised for the ...

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Caitlyn Jenner comes out as a transphobe!

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  There is a very ugly thing that exists within the transgender community that we don’t talk about much. There are many way to describe it, but perhaps the most descriptive is trans-on-trans transphobia: when one transperson judges or makes comment on another’s identity or appearance in order to denigrate, insult or exclude them. Or when one transperson judges another ...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: love in the face of hatred

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  Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), the annual day to remember those who have been killed internationally as a direct result of transphobia. Founded sixteen years ago by transgender woman Gwendolyn Ann Smith to mark the transphobic murder of Rita Hester – a crime that remains unsolved to this day – TDoR has grown from a small ...

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