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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Tony Benn, PC: human rights champion

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Tony Benn, the Labour politician, rebel, diarist, speaker and campaigner died this week. Not being a Labour supporter, I didn’t have the same problem with Tony Benn’s politics as some within his party had and I didn’t agree with everything he said. However, I admire any politician who works for … Continue reading

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The law that makes no sense

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On the eve of the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, I feel like taking a step back from the controversy over Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law to question what exactly the Russian government thinks its new law achieves – apart from giving its police force and far-right thugs free-rein to … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness Week #TransWk: Friday’s info

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The infographic today highlights the problems faced by young transgender people in schools and colleges. Teenage is tough enough without feeling that the ways in which your body is changing are not the ways in which it should be changing. Teenage is a time for rebelling but it is also … Continue reading

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