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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 […]

Anglican Church Faces Possible Split Over LGBT+ Issues

Anglican Church Faces Possible Split Over LGBT+ Issues

The Anglican Church could be facing a possible split this week over issues of homosexuality as leaders from across the world come together to meet in Canterbury this week. Last week, more than 100 senior Anglicans from the United Kingdom made a call to the Church of England to ‘repent’ for their discrimination of LGBT+ […]

Nicky Morgan Claims Equality Is A Core Conservative Policy

Nicky Morgan Claims Equality Is A Core Conservative Policy

It would appear that anti-equality Equality Minister Nicky Morgan is even more deluded than we already thought. Making a speech today at the Conservative Party Conference the Secretary of State For Education and Minister For Women and Equalities made claims that the Conservative Party believes strongly in equality whilst simultaneously bashing the Labour Party. Morgan […]

Trans Notes from a Small Island: Everyone Deserves Pride

Trans Notes from a Small Island: Everyone Deserves Pride

The Channel Islands held their first ever Pride event last weekend. It was held in my home island, Jersey, and I was part of the organising committee, with responsibility for delivering the parade safely from its starting point to its end. This meant that I saw very little of the parade and my enjoyment of […]

Trans Notes From a Small Island: The Benefits of Being a Follower not a Leader

Trans Notes From a Small Island: The Benefits of Being a Follower not a Leader

When I tell people from other countries where I come from, they always ask what it’s like to be a trans man in such a small place. There is an assumption that the more cosmopolitan a place is, the more cultural influences it absorbs, the more tolerant it is. I’m not sure this is true. […]