It’s time to move the narrative on

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“One last operation and Kellie will finally be the woman she always wanted to be,” said the narrator, dripping with honeyed sympathy. Yep, that’s right. It’s surgery that makes trans people complete, isn’t it? “Kellie Maloney: No Going Back” was full of the clichés of every trans story you’ve ever … Continue reading

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“Sex” discrimination and trans* toilet issues, again

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This week, the government of the tiny island that I call home launched their consultation into the second phase of the roll-out of discrimination legislation. I, of course, took a look at it. Broadly, the proposals are the same as those enshrined within the UK’s Equality Act 2010 so I … 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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Out and about the LGBT web

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This week, equality and diversity charity Metro published a survey of 7,000 16 to 25 year olds about their experiences of sexuality discrimination. The survey found that 52 per cent of respondents had self-harmed, while 44 per cent had considered suicide as a result of discrimination in education, employment or the … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2014

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At the moment, there are a lot of blogs being posted looking back at the tsunami of changes that have taken place for the LGBT community this year. While some massive steps have been taken towards real equality, there are still plenty more to take. So, I thought I’d look … Continue reading

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Out and about the LGBT web

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In this week’s news, Julia Gasper, a former UKIP parliamentary candidate has written a paper questioning whether gay people sent to death camps during the Holocaust were only sent there because they were also Jewish. (For those reading this blog and not in the UK, UKIP is a right of … Continue reading

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Mystery voice 10

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Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 8 December … Continue reading

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Out and about the LGBT web

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This little clip from Jodie Savitz’s documentary Girl on Girl caught my eye this week. The part that grabbed my attention was the question: can you name three lesbians in the public eye? I know I’m all over this topic but I really thought we were further down the line … Continue reading

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Mystery voice 9

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Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 1 December 2013: … Continue reading

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Mystery voice 8

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Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 24 November … Continue reading

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