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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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Fundraising News

Fundraiser launched to help Birmingham trans youth group empower young trans and non-binary people

Catherine Muxworthy November 10, 2023

A GoFundMe has been launched for the Birmingham-based trans-lead youth group, Emerge. Run by Birmingham LGBT since 2015, Emerge, a group for trans, non-binary, gender fluid and gender questioning people age 13-19 in the West Midlands, seeks to fundraise ÂŁ3,000 which will allow them to keep their service running. During its eight years of running, […]

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International News

New report in United States finds nearly 100,000 transgender youth live in States which ban access to health care, sports, or school toilets in 2023

Graham Robson October 19, 2023

According to a new report published by Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law in the United States, about 105,200 transgender youth aged 13 to 17 live in 22 States where gender-affirming medical care is banned. Nineteen of these bans—all except three—were enacted in 2023. An estimated 92,700 transgender youth reside in these States. About 26,000 […]

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Community News

Trans Liberation Front Brighton calls on trans community and allies to “challenge Labour transphobia” at Brighton Labour Council Meeting

Graham Robson October 10, 2023

Trans Liberation Front Brighton has circulated information on a protest it is holding at Brighton Labour Council Meeting at Hove Town Hall on Thursday, October 19 from 4.30pm. Last month, Brighton community groups, including Brighton Dyke Collective and Trans Liberation Front Brighton, slammed Brighton & Hove City Council councillor Alison Thomson for engaging with transphobic content […]

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Community News

Jon Pike, secretary of the Wish and Westbourne Labour Party, “dismayed” by treatment of Cllr Alison Thomson after she engages with transphobic posts on social media

Graham Robson September 21, 2023

Jon Pike, unelected secretary of the Wish and Westbourne Labour Party, has said he is “dismayed” by the treatment of Brighton & Hove Labour Councillor Alison Thomson after she engaged with transphobic posts on social media, and said she “should not have been disciplined or forced to apologise”.

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Transgender News

LGBTQ+ organisations to intervene on the UK Government’s block on Gender Recognition Reform Bill in Scotland

Graham Robson August 22, 2023

LGBTQ+ rights charity Stonewall, Gendered Intelligence and the Institute for Constitutional and Democratic Research (ICDR) have together been granted leave to intervene in a Scottish judicial review in which the Scottish Government is challenging the UK Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP, on the issuing of a ‘section 35’ order to block the passage of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill into law. 

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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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Transgender News

IDAHOBIT: Brighton & Hove Green Party to “stand with transgender community against hate and call out political wavering”

Graham Robson May 17, 2023

Brighton & Hove Green Party councillors have announced, on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), that they stand alongside the trans community to fight back against violence 

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Trans women to be banned from mainstream women’s prisons

Graham Robson February 28, 2023

The Ministry of Justice, HM Prison and Probation Service, and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab MP have announced that transgender women with male genitalia will no longer be able to be held in mainstream women’s prisons, under new measures coming into force today (Tuesday, February 28).

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