transphobia

MP John Nicolson. (Getty) SNP MP John Nicolson slammed anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance’s “obsession with genitals” as “deeply unhealthy” while giving evidence against its charity status. An appeal to overturn the Charity Commission’s April 2021 decision to register LGB Alliance as a charity is currently being considered by a tribunal. The legal fight is
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A parent stands outside the demonstration area holding a sign in hebrew. (@ronisassover/Twitter) A transgender student at a school in Israel was reportedly publicly outed without consent, resulting in an anti-trans protest by parents of their classmates. Parents and students of the religious Morsheth Naria school discovered that the child was trans in early September
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Protesters outside the first LGB Alliance conference. (In Pictures via Getty/ Mark Kerrison) A lawyer representing anti-trans lobby group LGB Alliance has compared healthcare for trans people to a “transition or death” policy in Iran. The remarks were made on the second day of a tribunal challenging the group’s charitable status, spearheaded by trans youth
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Jordan Peterson (left) and Elliot Page (right). (Getty Images) YouTube has demonetised two of Jordan Peterson’s videos in which he misgenders trans actor Elliot Page and claims gender-affirming surgery is “Nazi medical experiment-level wrong”. A spokesperson from YouTube told Axios that the controversial author’s two videos “violate our advertising policies around hateful and derogatory content,
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Bette Midler sparked immediate alarm with her tweet. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Bette Midler has sparked alarm among LGBTQ+ fans after she claimed “women” are being “erased” by trans-inclusive language. The Hocus Pocus star, 76, brought up trans rights as she fumed over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v
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Dr Yashica Robinson expertly shut down Republican representative Dan Bishop’s irrelevant question. (C-SPAN) A Republican congressman asked the tired and loaded question “what is a woman” at a hearing on abortion access, and it backfired beautifully. A House Judiciary Committee hearing on abortion rights was held on Wednesday (18 May) in light of this month’s
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Fern Feather, 29, was found dead in Morristown, Vermont on 12 April 2022. (Facebook/Pride Center of Vermont) A Vermont community is “heartbroken” over the loss of a trans woman who was “always in bloom” and brought “joy and happiness to everybody”. Fern Feather, 29, was found dead alongside a road in Morristown, Vermont, on Tuesday
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Indiana governor Eric Holcomb and Utah governor Spencer Cox. (Getty/Michael Hickey/YouTube/Gov Spencer J Cox) Two Republican governors have vetoed trans sports bans, departing from GOP leaders in other states who signed similar laws. Indiana governor Eric Holcomb and governor Spencer Cox of Utah vetoed bills that would have banned trans girls from competing in girls’
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JK Rowling (left) and Caroline Farrow (right). (Getty/Jim Spellman and YouTube/ Good Morning Britain) JK Rowling took to Twitter on Saturday (12 March) to send “big love” to anti-gay, anti-trans, anti-abortion Catholic activist Caroline Farrow. Farrow had tweeted that she was feeling emotional, both because her daughter was turning 18 and because her life had
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Person holds up a sign reading ‘Protect Trans Youth’ during a march. (Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty) A Texas judge has temporarily blocked the state from performing a child abuse investigation on a family seeking gender-affirming care for their trans child. District judge Amy Clark Meachum granted a temporary order on Wednesday (2 March) halting the
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Erotica author Chuck Tingle buys transphobic Texas governor’s website (governorabbott.com/Chuck Tingle) Erotica author Chuck Tingle, known for his work involving gay dinosaurs, unicorns, and Bigfoot, has bought a Texas governor’s website after he came under fire for comparing trans healthcare to “child abuse”. Tingle, who has written iconic erotica including My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay
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South Dakota governor Kristi Noem addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference on 27 February 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Getty/Joe Raedle) South Dakota governor Kristi Noem signed a bill banning trans student-athletes from playing in sports leagues that align with their gender identity. Noem’s signature makes South Dakota the latest state to enact such legislation in
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Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III are holding their fourth iteration of their #TransphobiaIsASin Campaign. (Instagram/@jmaseiii) A group of activists invite social media to join their campaign to ‘disrupt the religious violence trans people experience every day’. Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III edited the Black Trans Prayer Book to dismantle
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Protestor holds ‘Trans Lives Matter’ placard during protest in Warsaw, 2018. (Getty/Maciej Luczniewski) Within the first week of 2022, seven US states have proposed nine bills that would roll back the rights of trans and non-binary youth. These proposed bills will negatively impact trans and non-binary youths’ right to privacy, restrict their ability to take
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Patton Oswalt has apologised for any “hurt” he caused fans after he performed alongside Dave Chappelle. (Getty/Albert L Ortega/Kevin Mazur/Getty for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ) Patton Oswalt has apologised for any “hurt” he caused fans after sharing that he had performed alongside embattled comedian Dave Chappelle. Oswalt shared in a post
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Dave Chappelle. (Getty/Eamonn M. McCormack) Dave Chappelle clashed with students at his former high school who called him a “childish bigot” with a brittle ego. After making cruel jabs against trans people in his latest Netflix special, The Closer, Chappelle has become a lightning rod for criticism. Instead of apologising, he has instead leaned hard
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The BBC’s logo. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty) The BBC’s decision to exit Stonewall’s workplace diversity scheme was “inevitable” because anti-trans staff members have the ear of senior management, according to a BBC employee. There was outcry on Wednesday (10 November) when the BBC announced that it was quitting Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, a scheme that helps workplaces
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The BBC headquarters. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty) A BBC journalist is facing resounding criticism after he appeared to compare a much-reviled article about trans women to the broadcaster’s investigation into Jimmy Savile. John McManus, who covers religion and ethics for the BBC, tweeted a link to a Guardian article on Tuesday (2 November) which reflected on the work of two
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A police officer next to a banner reading ‘All cops are bastards period!’ at a Black Trans Lives Matter march in London, 2020. (Dave Rushen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) AL, who is trans, non-binary and genderqueer, has been assaulted twice on public transport in the last 18 months – but they didn’t report either incident
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Marsha De Cordova. (Dave Benett/Getty Images) British Labour Party politician Marsha de Cordova has quit her role on the opposition frontbench as shadow women and equalities minister. Her abrupt departure from the shadow cabinet was announced by the Battersea MP Tuesday afternoon (14 September) on Twitter, a decision made with “much sadness”. Now taking to
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Exterior view of Broadcasting House, the BBC headquarters in Central London. (Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Concerns have been raised over the “censorship” of trans issues after the BBC unpublished a doctor’s heartbreaking fears for young patients in light of last year’s controversial puberty blockers High Court ruling. The broadcaster said it
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Elizabeth Rondón. (Twitter) A trans woman was reportedly beaten and brutally dismembered by her friends after going for drinks in an attack that has fuelled fear in Miranda, Venezuela. Elizabeth Rondón, a 33-year-old vegetable seller, was slain Monday morning (13 June) after at least three people beat her, according to activists and witnesses. Loved ones
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Equalities minister Liz Truss arrives at Downing Street (WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/ Getty) Equalities minister Liz Truss is pushing all government departments to withdraw from a major Stonewall employment scheme promoting LGBT+ acceptance. The Stonewall Diversity Champions programme is described as “the leading employers’ programme for ensuring all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception in the workplace”.
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Transgender people and supporters march through central London during the second Trans Pride protest march for equality on 12 September 2020. (Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) A retired Old Bailey judge has questioned why anti-trans groups such as the LGB Alliance weren’t included in a consultation on hate crime laws. Charles Wilde,
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