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Bestselling UK Author James Dawson Comes Out As Transgender

Bestselling UK Author James Dawson Comes Out As Transgender

British young adult author James Dawson has come out as transgender during a recent interview with the website Buzzfeed. Dawson, who has stated that for the moment he still wishes to be referred to with male pronouns, has written a whole host of award winning books for teenagers, including ‘Say Her Name’, ‘Hollow Pike’ and the […]

Transgender Man Convicted Of Revenge Porn

Transgender Man Convicted Of Revenge Porn

23 year old Jesse Hawthorne has become the first transgender person in the UK to be convicted for posting ‘revenge porn’ images on the internet.  Jesse reportedly posted the explicit images of his ex-girlfriend online after the couple split following his transition. Jesse admitted to uploading the explicit images to Facebook with the intent to […]

David Cameron Defends Human Rights Deal With Saudi Arabia

David Cameron Defends Human Rights Deal With Saudi Arabia

It’s currently the Conservative Party Conference, yesterday we heard that equality is vitally important to the Conservatives from an Equalities Minister who voted against marriage equality, and today David Cameron has stated that ‘gay equality is at the core of the Conservative Party mission’. After seeing how people who vote against LGBT+ rights get assigned […]

Trans Woman’s Murder Case Enters Court, Husband Blamed

Trans Woman’s Murder Case Enters Court, Husband Blamed

A UK court has been hearing evidence today about a young transgender woman, who was found with wounds consistent of being beaten to death, with the husband accused of causing her death. Vanessa Santillan, aged 33 at the time of her murder, was beaten to death by her husband Joaquin Gomez-Hernandez after being found sleeping […]

Trans Notes from a Small Island: Smooth Transitioning Within Marriage

Trans Notes from a Small Island: Smooth Transitioning Within Marriage

The States of Jersey lodged a proposal this week regarding introducing same-sex marriage in Jersey. This is a document that outlines the issues for debate and where the proposer, our Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst, stands on the issue. You can read the whole proposal here. The proposal is wide ranging as Senator Gorst and […]

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. […]

Mother Fined After Homophobic Rant Towards Teacher

Mother Fined After Homophobic Rant Towards Teacher

A Birmingham mother, Angela Linton, has been fined £185 and given a 150 hours of community service following an abusive homophobic rant aimed at one of her sons teachers. Ms Linton had previously argued with school staff at Perry Beeches secondary school in Birmingham over a detention given to her son for using his mobile […]

Transphobic hate crimes in the UK up as much as 50% in some locations

Transphobic hate crimes in the UK up as much as 50% in some locations

Reported transphobic hate crime in the UK have risen at a staggering rate according to the figures released to the Press Association under the Freedom of Information Act. Serge Nicholson, from the charity Galop reminds us that the number of reported hate crimes are but a fraction of the total crimes committed. Eleven forces revealed […]

Benedict Cumberbatch Calls for a Female, Then a Gay President

Benedict Cumberbatch Calls for a Female, Then a Gay President

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the popular BBC television series ‘Sherlock’ as well as recent Hollywood movies such as ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and ‘The Hobbit’, was recently promoting his new film ‘The Imitation Game’ when he said something that I’m sure will cause something of a stir.  Especially in the United States. Cumberbatch was talking […]

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