Kavanagh back with amended restroom bill; nothing has changed.

April 1, 2013 in Bigotry, Comment Articles, Legal, LGBT, Society, Trans, Transgender, United States, Wipe Out Transphobia

Rep John Kavanagh

Rep John Kavanagh

Following on from my piece on Arizona Rep John Kavanagh there have been further developments in the story. You may remember that Kavanagh withdrew his bill from a vote at the end of last week citing difficulties with the wording of it.

Read the rest of this entry →

Defending the Indefensible : Brendan O’Neill in the Telegraph

April 1, 2013 in Bigotry, Comment Articles, Community, LGBT, Media, Society, Trans, Transgender, Transphobia, United Kingdom, Wipe Out Transphobia

Brendan-ONeill

Brendan O’Neill

The controversy over the death of Lucy Meadows continued a short time ago with the publication of a piece by Brendan O’Neill in the Daily Telegraph. In what could easily be seen as an attempt to close ranks, O’Neill sprang to the defence of Daily Mail polemicist Richard Littlejohn, accusing  activists of engaging in “a nauseating new trend of exploitation of suicide for political gain”.

Read the rest of this entry →

Propriety or Prejudice: The Transgender restroom debate.

March 25, 2013 in Bigotry, Campaigns, Comment Articles, Culture, Gender Binary, Gender Fluid, Gender Identity, Gender Non Conforming, Gender Queer, Heteronormative, Identity, Legal, Society, Transgender, Transition, Transphobia, United States, Wipe Out Transphobia

cubiclesDo you expect to be able to use a gender identified public toilet without being harassed or threatened with violence? If you answered “yes”,  or thought to yourself “of course I do what a silly question!”; then you are probably not Transgender. For a transgender person it is very far from a silly or frivolous question, it is a matter of  personal safety.

Read the rest of this entry →

Social Justice Advocates Handbook: A Guide to Gender

March 25, 2013 in Androgynous, Campaigns, Community, Gender Binary, Gender Fluid, Gender Identity, Gender Non Conforming, Gender Queer, Heteronormative, Identity, Intersex, Transgender, Transphobia, Transsexual

Genderbread PersonFor the past few years I have been lucky enough to call myself a social justice comedian. Yes, that’s a thing I made up. And yes, it’s something that often throws people off at first, because the two ideas aren’t often mashed into one.

Read the rest of this entry →

Birchil Transphobia – PCC fails to act

March 23, 2013 in Bigotry, Comment Articles, Culture, Europe, Heteronormative, Legal, LGBT, Member Articles, Society, Transgender, Transgender Spectrum, Transphobia, Transsexual, United Kingdom, Wipe Out Transphobia

julie-burchill's hateful articleOn January 13 2013, UK Sunday newspaper The Observer published a piece by author and journalist Julie Burchill under the headline “Why Transsexuals should cut it out” The piece, written ostensibly in defence of her friend polemicist Suzanne Moore, turned into a pejorative laden attack on the Transgender community.

Read the rest of this entry →

TDOR Events and their legacy

November 26, 2012 in 14th annual, 20th november, Asia, Australia, Bigotry, Campaigns, Canada, candle light vigil, Coming Out, Community, Culture, Europe, Gender Identity, Identity, LGBT, murder, Society, TDOR, Trans, Transgender, transgender day of remembrance, Transphobia, United Kingdom, United States, Wipe Out Transphobia

Gwynedd Council raise the transgender flag for TDOR in 2012The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) has been marked this month for its 14th year, which saw the global trans community come out en-mass to mourn and celebrate the lives of the people we lost during the last 12 months.

Read the rest of this entry →

14th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 19, 2012 in Bigotry, Campaigns, Coming Out, Community, Cross Dressing, Culture, Gender Binary, Gender Fluid, Gender Identity, Gender Non Conforming, Gender Queer, Identity, Intersex, Legal, LGBT, Passing, Sexuality, Society, TDOR, Trans, Transgender, transgender day of remembrance, Transgender Spectrum, Transition, Transphobia, Transsexual, United Kingdom, United States, Wipe Out Homophobia, Wipe Out Transphobia

Wipe Out Transphobia - Transgender Day of RemembranceA Transgender Day of Remembrance Perspective from a Writer

During 2012, I’ve written twenty articles on the deaths of twenty different sisters killed during the course of this period. I also know that a year from today, 20 more articles will be written. It’s one thing to know of the statistics of transgender deaths, but it’s another thing to keep tabs on it, week after week.

Read the rest of this entry →

“We are Allies” – Campaign Report

November 3, 2012 in Bigotry, Campaigns, Canada, Community, Culture, Gender Fluid, Gender Identity, Gender Queer, Identity, LGBT, Society, Trans, Transgender Spectrum, Transition, Transphobia, Transsexual, Two Spirit, Website, Wipe Out Homophobia, Wipe Out Transphobia

Wipe Out Transphobia Article As an organisation dedicated to Wiping Out Transphobia, we are always delighted to hear and see people declaring their support as allies, either from inside or outside our community.

Earlier this year, a supporter for trans rights and equality sent us an image saying, “My House, My Home, My Heart, A Safe Zone, I am an Ally”.

Read the rest of this entry →