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Government pushes ahead to make single-sex toilets compulsory in all new restaurants, bars, offices and shopping centres

Graham Robson May 6, 2024

The Government has announced that single-sex toilets in England will become a legal requirement for all new restaurants, bars, offices and shopping centres later this year, meaning it will be compulsory to provide separate facilities for men and women. The law will apply to new non-residential buildings, but existing businesses could also be caught by […]

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Transgender News

Mermaids responds to Dr Hilary Cass’ review into the care of gender-questioning children

Graham Robson April 10, 2024

Dr Hilary Cass has today (Wednesday, April 10) published her review into the care of gender-questioning children in England and Wales, which has called for gender services to operate ‘to the same standards’ as other health services for children and young people, with ‘a holistic assessment’ of people referred. According to Dr Cass the entirety […]

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LGBTQ+ News

Peter Tatchell reacts after UK Equality Minister, Kemi Badenoch, refuses to meet with LGBTQ+ groups, including Stonewall, Mermaids, Terrence Higgins Trust and the Ban Conversion Therapy Coalition

Graham Robson February 28, 2024

The UK Equalities Minister, Kemi Badenoch, has told the veteran LGBTQ+ rights campaigner Peter Tatchell that she will not meet mainstream LGBT+ organisations. Mr Tatchell had offered to facilitate a round table discussion with groups such as Stonewall, Mermaids, Terrence Higgins Trust, the Ban Conversion Therapy Coalition and others, after it emerged that the Minister […]

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Transgender News

Mermaids launches new-look MANGO to empower and upskill trans young people to be the changemakers of tomorrow

Graham Robson February 15, 2024

Trans charity Mermaids has launched new-look MANGO (Mermaids’ Advocacy Network Group Online), a 12-week week Activism and Advocacy programme for up to 50 trans young people aged between 16 and 19 from across the UK. The aim of MANGO is to empower and upskill them to be the changemakers of tomorrow. According to Mermaids, “trans […]

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Community News

Mermaids appoints new chief executive, Lauren Stoner, on a two-year contract

Graham Robson February 12, 2024

Trans charity Mermaids has appointed its interim head, Lauren Stoner, as its chief executive on a two-year, fixed-term basis. Stoner became the charity’s interim chief executive in December 2022, replacing Susie Green, who had led the organisation for six years. A spokesperson for Mermaids said the decision to give Stoner a two-year contract was to […]

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LGBTQ+ News

Equalities Minister, Kemi Badenoch, invited to meet leading LGBTQ+ advocacy groups

Graham Robson January 9, 2024

Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch MP has received an invitation to meet with leading LGBTQ+ advocacy groups. The invitation, which comes from human rights organisation Peter Tatchell Foundation, is in response to reports that Badenoch has had little or no engagement with most LGBTQ+ organisations, despite claiming to have met “extensively’ with “numerous” LGBTQ+ groups. “Badenoch’s […]

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Transgender News

Raise a Mug for Mermaids

Graham Robson November 15, 2023

This November, trans rights charity Mermaids is asking you and your colleagues to grab a cuppa, enjoy a slice of cake, and Raise a Mug for Mermaids. If your organisation is dedicated to promoting inclusion, Raise a Mug for Mermaids is an easy, fun way to start positive conversations about gender diversity in your workplace. […]

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Transgender News

Trans rights charity Mermaids announces it is to disengage from X, formerly Twitter

Graham Robson October 5, 2023

Trans rights charity Mermaid has announced it is to stop engaging with its X account, formerly Twitter, as of today – Thursday, October 6. According to the charity, the account will continue to exist as an archive for the communities it serves.

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Transgender News

Mermaids loses legal challenge against LGB Alliance’s charitable status

Graham Robson July 6, 2023

A Tribunal decided on Thursday, July 6 that trans rights charity Mermaids, supported by a coalition of LGBTQ+ organisations, doesn’t have legal standing to appeal a decision made by the Charity Commission in June 2021 to register LGB Alliance (LGBA) as a charity. 

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Music

Woo-ah! #DaleyPOP is here🫶🏻featuring Kim Petras, Girls Aloud, Bebe Rexha and more!

Dale Melita April 30, 2023

Music has been embedded in my life ever since I was in the womb, my Mum and Dad basically raised me on music, especially POP music! I grew up listening to Madonna, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Spice Girls, Britney Spears….even AQUA! I love sharing my favourite songs and album every month with the world from […]

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