Inclusion is not Erasure: Why TERF Ideology Harms the LGBTIQA+ Community

Written by Lou Gibney (she/her) *(TERF stands for Trans exclusionary radical feminist and is used to describe someone who labels themselves a feminist but holds discriminatory views towards trans people and crucially does not acknowledge trans women as ‘real women’) Trigger Warning: Mentions of homophobic abuse, transphobia, rape … I am known for somewhat ignoring […]

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There is No Pride Without Black Lives

Written by Elle Windsor (she/her) (First published in June 2020) Trigger Warning: descriptions of racist abuse, police brutality, death, descriptions of violence … Last week I was shaken along with everyone else by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. I still am. A man died with a police […]

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My Experience as a Trans Women: Dora’s Story

Written by Pandora Hughes Many of the public conversations about transgender people in the UK are conducted at the level of the theoretical or the abstract. Keeping the real lived experiences of trans people at arms length makes it easier for bigots to nurture their pet prejudices. It also leads to a disconnect between the […]

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LGBTIQA+ Greens Statement on Banning Conversion Therapy

In August of 2020, the then Deputy Chair of LGBTIQA+ Greens Lee-Anne Lawrance said: “I’d urge Liz Truss to not delay any more. We need to ban conversion therapy. Reform the Gender Recognition Act. Recommit to the LGBT Action Plan.” They joined the many names, including Crispin Blunt and the All-Party Parliamentary Group, calling for […]

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LGBTIQA+ Greens Statement on the High Court Puberty Blockers Ruling

We find the court ruling in the Judgment in the case of Keira Bell and Mrs A against The Tavistock Clinic and Portman NHS Trust highly troubling, as it puts young people’s healthcare in the hands of unqualified judges instead of being informed by doctors, the trans individual, and their parents/carers. Adding yet more unnecessary […]

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