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Archives / November 2021

Bookshop launches initiative to give MPs 'a comprehensive trans history' – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights Reserved(Queer Lit/Christine Burns)A queer bookshop has launched an initiative to send copies of a trans history book to MPs across the country to give them a “comprehensive knowledge” on the trans community.Queer Lit, Manchester’s longest running independent gay bookshop, sent “hundreds of copies” of Trans Britain by Christine Burns…

Cis people get gender-affirming healthcare over the counter. Why not trans folk? – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedStock photo of hormone pills. (Photo By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images)Gender-affirming healthcare for trans and non-binary people is being attacked, legally and politically, in the UK.We’ve seen this with Keira Bell’s well-funded court case, which almost succeeded in making it so that trans kids needed court approval to get…

Labour MP Rosie Duffield confronted over trans comments – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedRosie Duffield clashes with Ellie Mae O’Hagan. (BBC)Labour MP Rosie Duffield was confronted over her calling trans women “male-bodied people” on a BBC Politics segment.Duffield, who has been MP for Canterbury since 2017, repeatedly called trans women “male-bodied people” on the show, and argued against the inclusion of trans…

Olly Alexander champions same-sex adoption at MTV EMAs – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights Reserved(John Phillips/Getty Images for MTV)Years & Years’ Olly Alexander championed LGBT+ adoption while presenting an award at the MTV EMAs in Budapest, Hungary.The singer took a stand when presenting the award for Best Video, telling those watching that all of the nominees “support same-sex adoption as family is family”.His comment…

Barronelle Stutzman: Arlene's Flowers settles with gay couple – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedFlorist Barronelle Stutzman (Alex Wong/Getty Images)A florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has now settled with the couple after a sprawling legal battle that reached the US Supreme Court.Barronelle Stutzman, 77, from Washington State announced the settlement on Thursday (18 November), paying $5,000 (around £3,700) to…

7 trans protests from 2021: From Downing Street to small-town schools – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedTrans supporters protest outside Netflix headquarters in Los Angeles. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).For Transgender Awareness Week, we look back at seven times that trans and non-binary people took to the streets in the last year to fight for our rights.From a relentlessly hostile, institutionally…

French dictionary adding gender-neutral pronoun is 'important step' for equality – PinkNews

© 2021 PinkNews ⦁ All Rights ReservedA dictionary in France has added a gender-neutral pronoun, iel. (Envato Elements)The gender-neutral pronoun “iel” has been added to a French dictionary in a major shake-up for the strictly-controlled language.Le Robert, a reference book for the French language, included the gender-neutral pronoun after noticing an uptick in its usage,…