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Clarkson hits out at gender-neutral toilets in The House

Jeremy Clarkson, who it is reported has no experience of gender issues or formal gender studies education, has lashed out at calls for neutral bathrooms in the House of Parliament. The former Top Gear presenter, who has a side-line in column writing for a national newspaper, criticises a report commissioned by the Speaker of the […]

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H&M recruits Caitlyn Jenner for new campaign

  Clothing company H&M have recruited Caitlyn Jenner to be the face of their new sportswear campaign.  Launched just a matter of weeks before the Olympics kick off in Rio, the gold medal winning athlete not only does the voiceover for a montage-based video advert, but the company have also released an in-depth interview where […]

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Charity welcomes media comments in Parliamentary Report but criticises IPSO

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Trans Media Watch today welcomed the recommendations on media and online services in the report from the Parliamentary Inquiry into trans rights. The report, issued after a three month public inquiry into the issues facing trans people in the UK, finds that trans people’s confidence in regulators is low, that regulators should consider how to […]

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Adults could have right to decide their gender

The UK could see and end to the controversial gender recognition panels after the introductions of proposed legislation which could see adults choose their own gender. The recommendation of a change to the procedure comes fro an inquiry by a committee of MPs and could mean legally changing your gender is as easy as filling […]

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Trans women Vicky Thompson dies in male prison

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A 21 year-old trans woman has been found dead in prison after her partner reports she was distressed at being sent to an all-male prison. Vicky Thompson has been given a suspended sentence in August but breached her conditions and was remanded at Bradford Crown Court. Her solicitor, Mohammed Hussain, urged for her to be […]

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To ‘T’ or not to ‘T’

Hormone therapy used to be considered the be all and end all of transitioning. With gender still very much a binary concept, many trans men felt taking a testosterone shot every month was the only sure-fire way to be accepted as a man. However, times have changed and there is also now a growing counter […]

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Calls for Trans woman to be moved from all-male prison

UPDATE: An appeal against Tara’s custodial sentence has been set for tomorrow -30th October at Bristol Crown Court. An on-site support rally has been planned. If you feel like going along and lending support, details are here. Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for a trans woman to be moved from an all-male […]

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Polish President vetoes gender recognition bill

  Last Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, vetoed the Gender Accordance Act. The bill was hailed as the country’s first gender recognition legislation in history. It would have foreseen that gender recognition could proceed to any unmarried Polish citizen, who had received two independent expert opinions. This would have brought the gender recognition procedures in […]

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Bournemouth Borough Council in Education Equality Index Top 10

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Stonewall have announced the winners of its 2015 Education Equality Index. And Bournemouth Borough Council have once again been placed in the top 10. Bournemouth Borough Council has developed specific guidance on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language in schools called Stop and Think –Words Can Hurt. An anti-bullying pamphlet for young people was also […]

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Charities condemn Woman’s Hour debate on trans children

Trans Media Watch and Mermaids protest at BBC misrepresentation The charities Trans Media Watch and Mermaids today condemned BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for broadcasting a debate about the identities and proper treatment of transgender (trans) children. “I am disappointed that Woman’s Hour has yet again positioned trans identities as something that should be up […]

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More LGBT adopters and foster carers needed in Britain

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week starts on 6th March

More LGBT adopters and foster carers are needed in 2017 to provide loving homes for children in Britain, according to […]

Review: Wonderland at New Theatre Oxford

Wonderland is at New Theatre Oxford until 25th February.

Sam Bennett In Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, Alice (Rachael Wooding) lives in “the real world”. She’s 40 and her husband has […]

Appeal denies CPs to heterosexual couples

An appeal has ruled that civil partnerships will not be extended to heterosexual couples. The ruling was after an appeal […]

Royal Vauxhall Tavern granted sui generis status

Following a huge effort from RVT Future and the wider LGBTQ+ community last summer – including the submission of 600+ […]

Rainbow flags raised across the UK

Rainbow flags have appeared all over the UK to herald the start of LGBT History Month. Colleges across Oxford and […]

Lloyds named best employer for LGBT+

Lloyds Banking Group has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity […]