Why adultery needs to go

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This week, I have been thinking about adultery. Not committing it, you understand, just thinking about the nature of it. I sent out a media release regarding Jersey’s consultation on equal marriage and Liberate‘s support for the work that the Chief Minister’s department has done on it. As well as … Continue reading

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Terf wars

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I learned a new word this week: TERF. It stands for trans exclusionary radical feminist or feminism. Those people who are called TERFs, I understand, in the main, see it as a slur rather than a legitimate term for a belief that they hold. It is not entirely clear what … Continue reading

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Why that kiss was important

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As you watch the friendly games this week, spare a thought for those people of the British Commonwealth who are LGB or T. Of the 53 countries that make up the group: In 37, it is illegal to be gay and, in 21, it is illegal to be a lesbian; … Continue reading

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A week of contradictions

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On Tuesday 8 July 2014, the States of Jersey approved an amendment by Senator Ian le Marquand to the proposition to allow same-sex marriage that had been brought by Deputy Sam Mezec. The amendment effectively stalled the progress towards equal marriage in Jersey by making it subject to a consultation … Continue reading

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Greater than the sum of our parts

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I’ve been a bit busy over the last few weeks launching a little blue and pink frog (or crapaud as we call them here) off its lily pad and into the air! The trans crapaud is Aimé(e) and zhe is the logo for Trans* Jersey. Trans* Jersey is a voluntary … Continue reading

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The divorcing of church from state to make an equal marriage

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This week Guernsey moved a step closer to equal marriage with a clever proposal for a Union Civile law that would remove religion from laws related to marriage. You can read more about the story here or visit Liberate’s website for more information about the work they have been doing. … Continue reading

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Coming out as an activist

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  I happened upon the above piece by Beck Bailey about the need to tread a line, when you come out as trans*, between answering questions to help educate cisgender people and maintaining an appropriate tone to the questions. I had exactly that concern this week before I was interviewed … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes

Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes

Kirsty Wark’s BBC documentary, Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes, was shocking and provocative but too short. It needed another hour or two to properly do justice to its subject. It needed another hour on whether misogyny really is on the rise or whether it is just more … Continue reading

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Drag does not equal trans*

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The US TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race has been in the news recently over its use of transphobic language in attempts to be humorous. At least, I hope that this was their only intention. Having never seen the show and having no interest in reality TV, I cannot comment on … Continue reading

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The right decision in Lumberton, Texas

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On Wednesday, the news broke that Laura Jane Klug, substitute teacher in Lumberton Intermediate School District, Texas, had been suspended by the district, pending a decision by their board, because parents were concerned that the fact she was transgender would “distract” the children, saying that it could affect the children’s … Continue reading

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