Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Stakes Have Been Raised

News that a trans woman, Tara Hudson, has been imprisoned within a mens’ prison (Horfield, in Bristol) has found its way onto the national media. Over 110,000 people have signed a petition protesting the decision. Reporting within the papers has had the usual degrees of inaccuracy when it comes to understanding gender recognition. But her […]

Free Speech and Changing Narratives

Last week I took advantage of the opportunity offered to me by Maria Miller at the end of the Commons Womens and Equalities Select Committee evidence session on 8 September, and wrote her a letter. Having gone through a fair amount of the written submitted evidence, including those from groups and individuals who don’t believe […]

I’m with Jak

For a number of reasons, I don’t tend to write about my living relatives. Just because I may be on the edges of a public life doesn’t mean they have to be. But today I will make a small exception. The reason is Stonewall’s launch of the #WithJak campaign – which focuses on family rejection […]