by Emma

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 by Emma

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.

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by Emma

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 by Emma

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”.

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by Emma

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 by Emma

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.

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by Emma

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 by Emma

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.

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“TrAnnie” will dehumanise and trivialise #Girlslikeus

September 23, 2012 in Australia, Bigotry, Comment Articles, Community, Cross Dressing, Culture, Gender Identity, Identity, LGBT, Member Articles, Society, Trans, Transgender, Transition, Transphobia, Transsexual, Wipe Out Transphobia by Emma

trAnnie in the Sydney Opera HouseThe upcoming stage show “TrAnnie” will dehumanise and trivialise #Girlslikeus: #Girlslikeus deserve better because we matter.

Trans women, or #Girlslikeus, deserve better because our lives matter, and our lives should matter to the Sydney Opera House and the writers of “TrAnnie”. You may be asking why I’m referring to trans women as “#girlslikeus”.

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