Maria Miller Calls To Degender UK Passports & Drivers Licenses

Maria Miller Calls To Degender UK Passports & Drivers Licenses

Conservative MP Maria Miller, who chaired the recent Transgender Inquiry, has called for official documents to be degendered.  She claims that gender markers have no place on identification such as driving licenses and passports as they serve no real purpose, and that they cause issues for the transgender community. Miller has called for the government […]

Cincinnati Passes Conversion Therapy Ban

Cincinnati Passes Conversion Therapy Ban

Despite vocal opposition in the Cincinnati Council Chambers from more than two dozen members of the church and the public,the Cincinnati council voted 7-2 to ban the use of conversion therapies on LGBT+ children. The council passed the new law which prohibits the use of any kind of therapy designed to change the sexual orientation […]

Caitlyn Jenner Apologises To Trans Community

Caitlyn Jenner Apologises To Trans Community

Following statements made in an interview with Time Magazine, where she urged transgender women not to look like a ‘man in a dress’ as it makes people uncomfortable, Caitlyn Jenner has written an article for The Huffington Post in which she apologises for any offense she may have caused. ‘I think I caused a lot […]

Mermaids Charity Reports Some Schools Reluctant To Help Trans Children

Mermaids Charity Reports Some Schools Reluctant To Help Trans Children

It is being reported by the transgender children’s charity Mermaids that up to 80 primary school aged children are now actively seeking help to transition to their true genders. Some cases have children as young as four years old having already started the transition process, according to Susie Green, Chair of Mermaids. Her comments have […]

Gay Teen, 15, Sets Himself On Fire Following Homophobic Bullying

Gay Teen, 15, Sets Himself On Fire Following Homophobic Bullying

A fifteen year old boy from Agra, India, (who has remained unidentified by the press) set himself on fire this Sunday following homophobic abuse he received from school mates. Reports are saying that the student was discovered being intimate with a fellow male student in a local park, and subsequently received harassment and abuse. Following […]

Twitter Issues New Guidelines For Tackling Hate Speech

Twitter Issues New Guidelines For Tackling Hate Speech

The social media giant Twitter has come under fire over the years for it’s somewhat laid back approach to policy regarding what is and isn’t acceptable conduct on their website.  Well, it would appear that Twitter have taken some of that criticism on board as they have issued new rules regarding abusive behaviour from its […]

Is The BBC Supporting Anti-LGBT+ Views?

Is The BBC Supporting Anti-LGBT+ Views?

Yesterday saw yet another call for the BBC to take action against someone for anti-LGBT+ comments, and once again, the organisation has refused to act. The comments came in from Barry Humphries, the performer behind the drag personality Dame Edna, who claimed that transgender women are ‘self mutilating men’.   The transgender actress Rebecca Root […]

What happens if I eat a banana and don’t post it on Facebook?

Facebook: Can't Live with It, Can't Shoot It

What happens if I eat a banana and don’t post it on Facebook?

Facebook with its 1.55 billion monthly active users is hard to ignore, even if just for a few hours; recent statistics released show that 65% of Facebookers use it daily and 72% of online adults will visit Facebook at least once a month. As my grandfather said, Facebook: Can’t live with it, can’t shoot it, […]

ACLU, Outfront MN Sues State of Minnesota for Transgender Services

Lawsuit Says Ban Arbitrarily Denies Transgender People Necessary Healthcare

ACLU, Outfront MN Sues State of Minnesota for Transgender Services

The ACLU and the ACLU of Minnesota, along with Outfront Minnesota and Evan Tysilio Thomas filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Human Services last week challenging the coverage ban on transition related surgery for transgender people on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, Minnesota’s health care system. According to the ACLU, “Minnesota’s Medical Assistance program […]