Beginning of the End of ‘Conversion Therapy’, Introduction of Worrying Civic Infringements

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Today Her Majesty announced in the State Opening of Parliament that the Government aims to end the barbaric act of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. This is good and welcome news for all LGBT people, especially our LGBT youth who should be protected from this practice with a meaningful, legislative ban. However, it is troubling that, three… Continue reading Beginning of the End of ‘Conversion Therapy’, Introduction of Worrying Civic Infringements

World Toilet Day 2019

Everyone should have access to a toilet they are able to use safely. However, according to Stonewall’s LGBT in Britain trans report – 48% of trans people do not feel comfortable using public toilets. This means that many trans people, when outside their homes, are faced with a choice of using toilets where they don’t… Continue reading World Toilet Day 2019

India’s new transgender rights bill is moving in the wrong direction

The Indian government is currently in the process of passing a piece of legislation that would drastically affect the lives of trans and gender diverse people in the country. The Transgender Persons Bill was passed by India’s lower house, the Lok Sabha, on Monday 17th December 2018 in spite of multiple protests by the community… Continue reading India’s new transgender rights bill is moving in the wrong direction

Policy Breakthroughs in 2018

2018 was a turbulent year for our community. We faced challenges from the invigorated far-right but we also saw progress all over the world. It has felt discouraging at points to see a backlash in society after the ‘Trans Tipping Point’ in 2015. Yet we still saw incredible wins in a number of areas. When… Continue reading Policy Breakthroughs in 2018