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LGBT+ Bullying At High Rate In Scottish Schools

LGBT+ Bullying At High Rate In Scottish Schools

LGBT Youth Scotland has announced that LGBT+ students are facing increased bullying at schools throughout the country. The group has reported that students have said that they are not confident in reporting the abuse they have been receiving, and that that strong leadership from school leaders and local authorities is needed to tackle the issue. […]

Trans student hangs herself after filing complaint with college

Trans student hangs herself after filing complaint with college

Transgender woman Gabriel Tinto, 51, was found hanged a week after submitting a bullying complaint to Wiltshire College, Salisbury, UK. In her last facebook entry, she said “Getting frustrated about my voice again, it’s the first thing people judge me by and instantly marks me as trans and the most common reason my gender is […]

Transgender Firefighter Katie Cornhill raising awareness and funds at Great South Run

Transgender Firefighter Katie Cornhill raising awareness and funds at Great South Run

Transgender firefighter Katie Cornhill will be running in the Great South Run on October 23rd fundraising for the Fire Fighters Charity to help support programs that include rehabilitation, recuperation, psychological and nursing. The Great South Run first held in 1990 is held in Portsmouth, United Kingdom providing an intermediate distance between the ten kilometre and […]

Trans Notes from a Small Island: United Through Pride

Trans Notes from a Small Island: United Through Pride

September in the Channel Islands has seen three firsts: the first pan-island Pride, the first Equality & Diversity Awards and the first award by a tribunal of compensation for hurt and distress from discriminatory behaviour in the workplace. Pride was a truly pan-island event this year with a whole week of celebrations in both the […]

Leicester Pride apologizes for pain caused by staff’s trans defamation

Leicester Pride apologizes for pain caused by staff’s trans defamation

While enjoying Leicester Pride one of our contributors, Amy Walker, chanced upon a very disturbing sight. One of the Pride’s volunteers had ‘tranny’ emblazoned along with their name on their outfit. Amy posted on the Pride’s Facebook wall describing very politely about what she had seen but was met with an avalanche of misogynistic and […]

Leicester Pride Censors Objections to Staff Wearing Name Tag “Tranny”

Leicester Pride Censors Objections to Staff Wearing Name Tag “Tranny”

  Today I attended my local Leicester Pride event an event that I’d been to before and enjoyed.  Our household was excited to go, and we spent the morning getting ourselves ready for what we thought would be a great day our.  However, the three of us were extremely disappointed by the event.  Not because […]

British politician refuses to cooperate with police after transphobic hate incident

British politician refuses to cooperate with police after transphobic hate incident

Transgender Tory Councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson has reported fellow politician Guy Harkin to police following him referring to her with male pronouns twice during a council meeting. Ms Kirk-Robinson attended a council meeting on August 24th, where she delivered a speech to the assembled representatives.  She reports that after her speech Labour Councillor Guy Harkin became […]

De burkas e burkinis

De burkas e burkinis

Vem isto a propósito de certas praias e cidades francesas terem proibido o uso de burkinis e burkas, como resultado directo dos atentados perpretados pelo estado islâmico. Dizem eles que o seu uso é ostensivamente um simbolo do extremismo islâmico, da escravização da mulher e para evitar problemas com a restante população. Desde há imenso […]

Sobre discriminações e transfobias

Sobre discriminações e transfobias

  Foi um longo espaço sem escrever. Falta de tempo, assunto, talvez a ver com a medicação depois de uma tromboflebite, um avc e um enfarte, que me tirou um pouco (ou bastante) a inspiração. Tudo isto deve ter contribuído para esse interregno. Espero ainda conseguir escrever à altura de antigamente.   Não dissertarei sobre […]

Hundreds of LGBT activists Defy Police in Protesting for Justice for #HandeKader

Hundreds of LGBT activists Defy Police in Protesting for Justice for #HandeKader

The LGBT community defied the Turkish government’s ban on rallies amassing today in support of murdered transgender woman Hande Kader. Transgender activists and allies enraged over the burning death of Hande Kader jumped police barricades to rally in solidarity for the slain transgender woman. This is an incredible act of bravery since following the attempted […]

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