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Lynne Featherstone on gender identity and human rights

I’m beyond disillusioned with party politics in the UK these days, so I approached the website of Lynne Featherstone, “MP for Hornsey and Wood Green since 2005” and now Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Equalities, with distinctly low expectations of her having anything useful to say on the subject of social justice and civil rights for TS/TG people. 281 more words

Human Rights

It doesn't matter who you vote for, the government still gets in

With the UK General Election only a few days away, I guess it’s almost inevitable that the various partisan members of the mass media should start to ramp up their attacks on the political parties they don’t support. 270 more words


Hear no evil, see no evil, talking bollocks

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the government’s Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has said that Internet sites could be given cinema-style age ratings as part of a crackdown on offensive and harmful online activity to be launched in the New Year. 1,318 more words

Freedom Of Speech. Or Not.

MPs call for Commons committee to consider representation of... well, just about everyone but trans people, apparently

Via Pink News:

A Labour MP has said a new special parliamentary committee that will examine ways of making the House of Commons more diverse should include gay, lesbian and bisexual people as an under-represented group.

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Human Rights

It's not equality without the T

Jess has posted a link to a piece in Pink News about the launch of a Conservative party website called LGBTory. The implication being that it (the LGBTory site, not Jess’ post nor the Pink News article) is about the Conservative Party’s support for LGBT people. 427 more words

Hate Crimes

Equalities Bill announced

The Government’s Equality Minister, Harriet Harman, has said she wants to tackle entrenched pay discrimination against women and to create a workforce more representative of society. 176 more words


Stop smoking or the IVF treatment gets it

The Observer newspaper today reports that childless women, and in some cases their partners, too, are being asked to stop smoking before they can be considered for fertility treatment. 205 more words