Transwomen “Can’t Be Real Women” Says BBC Radio Star

 

Jenni Murray, one of the UK’s best-known radio broadcasters  and long-term presenter of the iconic BBC series Woman’s Hour, has caused a storm by suggesting that transwomen can’t be “real women”. Writing in The Sunday Times, she said “it takes more than a sex change and make-up” to “lay claim to womanhood”. Continue reading “Transwomen “Can’t Be Real Women” Says BBC Radio Star”

USA: More States To Harass Trans* Community With “Bathroom Bills”

The harassment of the trans* community continues, as reactionary politicians continue to push so-called “bathroom bills”.

So far this year (and we’re only a few weeks into 2017), 8 states – Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington – have prefiled or introduced legislation that would restrict access to multiuser restrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-segregated facilities on the basis of a definition of sex or gender consistent with sex assigned at birth or “biological sex.” Continue reading “USA: More States To Harass Trans* Community With “Bathroom Bills””

Hugs And Freedom For Chelsea Manning

Celebrities such as Michael Stipe, Sean Ono Lennon and and well-wishers across the globe have been celebrating the news of Chelsea Manning’s forthcoming release on social media using the hashtag #HUGSFORCHELSEA.

Chelsea’s 35 year sentence for releasing classified and sensitive information to Wikileaks and the way the authorities dealt with her transition had been widely criticised. Continue reading “Hugs And Freedom For Chelsea Manning”

Spain’s Top Pornstar Defends His Transgender Child

Nacho Vidal is Spain’s most famous pornstar, not only because of his…er…skillset, but also because he’s articulate and media-friendly.

This week, he’s been hitting the headlines – as here, in La Vanguardia – after appearing on Spain’s most notorious chatshow, Salvame Deluxe, and talking about his 9 year-old daughter Violeta, who at birth was named after her dad, but soon made clear that she was a girl and not a boy.  He fully accepts her transition, and talked about the difficulties he’s had with things like legally changing her name.

“She’s a very mature little girl, but has responsiblities and a struggle that a 9 year-old ought not to have”

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