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Scene responds to LGB Alliance charitable status

May 8, 2021

We call on our colleagues in the mainstream media to refuse to platform the view of the LGB Alliance

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General News

Nicola Sturgeon condemns transphobia

Rachel Badham January 29, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, spoke out against transphobia amid accusations that the political group has become a ‘hub’ of anti-trans rhetoric.

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Community

Manchester Pride holds first Human Rights Forum with prominent UK activists

Graham Robson November 3, 2020

Many of the UK’s most prominent activists have come together to form the Human Rights Forum to discuss cancel culture, transphobia, the importance of joint activism, feminism and white supremacy in pride in a new video released online by LGBTQ+ charity Manchester Pride.

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Comment

COMMENT: Do not dismiss or explain away the rise in recorded homophobia

Craig Hanlon-Smith October 13, 2020

I experienced three serious incidents within the space of just over a year in 2017-2018 and following the public service and legal response to the first, I did not report the other two.

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Community

Hate Crimes at record high, new figures from Home Office reveal.

Graham Robson October 13, 2020

Statistics released by the Home Office have revealed that hate crime has hit its highest level on record with 105,090 hate crimes recorded in 2019/20, up 8% compared with 97,446 offences in 2018/19.

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General News

Black trans woman murdered in New York City

Rachel Badham July 30, 2020

Those who knew the victim described her as a ‘beautiful soul’, and she is now one of at least 23 transgender people who have, according to the Human Right Campaign, been killed this year in violent attacks. The majority of these victims were black women, and many of the crimes were not widely reported.

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Community

Exposed: The Scale of Transphobia Online

Gscene Editorial Team October 25, 2019

Using the largest dataset of its kind. They  uncovered 1.5 million transphobic comments amid the wider conversation around trans people. This report does not make for light reading as it uncovers the shocking and inhumane ways in which transgender people are targeted, harassed, and abused on digital platforms.

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Features

FEATURE: Transitioning with Sugar – A year in her life 

Ms Sugar Swan November 28, 2017

This year has been one of the toughest of my life, and I’m no stranger to tough years. December marks the first year of being without the best and most consistent person I’ve been lucky enough to have had in my life, having lost them after 17 years together. Next month also marks the 20th anniversary of my first partner’s death so I’ve found it particularly hard to write a positive ‘end of year’ piece.

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