Gender Identity, Political Representation, Transgender

Lily Madigan: I want to be Labour’s first transgender MP

1st December 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

Lily Madigan is the Labour Party’s first transgender women’s officer but her appointment has ruffled some feathers. The 19-year-old was elected to the position in Rochester and Strood earlier this month. “I come from an under-represented section of womanhood,” Lily tells Newsbeat. “I thought I was the best person for the role. I’m pretty happy […]

Gender Identity, Womens Rights

When Women’s Rights Are #NotaDebate

28th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

Its ‘Not The Tide That is Turning’ the tsunami of illegal appointments has started with regard to replacing women in parliamentary and local government seats, let alone any other aspect of life , femicide in all aspects of civic , social, political, sports, health, science and personal spaces. None of these are up for debate. […]

Gender Identity, Political Representation, Womens Rights

Trans teenager Lily Madigan applies for Jo Cox women’s leadership scheme

28th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

  The transgender teenager at the centre of a Labour Party row has applied for the Jo Cox Women in Leadership programme, angering and dismaying party members. Female Labour supporters said the decision to open the mentoring scheme to all “self-defining women”, such as Lily Madigan, 19, who was born male but now identifies as […]

Gender Identity

Men and women do not have different brains, claims neuroscientist

27th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

Neuroscientist Prof Gina Rippon claims male and female brains only differ because of the relentless ‘drip, drip, drip’ of gender stereotyping The idea that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, with male and female brains wired differently, is a myth which has no basis in science, a professor has claimed. Neuroscientist Prof […]

Gender Identity

Lesbian women’s constituency officer for her local labour party is forced to resign by trans-activists

27th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

All Labour officials on local committee resign Every member of a Labour Party executive committee in Bexhill and Battle quit. They resigned to support a colleague who was allegedly bullied by a campaigner the unnamed male activist is said to have harassed women’s officer Anne Ruzylo. Every member of a local Labour Party executive committee […]

Gender Identity

Meet Alex Bertie, the transgender poster boy

27th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

More girls are changing their gender from female to male than ever before. And it’s YouTube star Alex Bertie’s example that they’re following. What’s behind the surge in numbers? Janice Turner investigates The little girl who was once Alex Bertie liked action figures, toy cars and Lego. Above all she loved video games: her favourite […]

Gender Identity

Defending Lesbian Rights

27th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

A statement from the Lesbian Rights Alliance This briefing represents the position of a number of lesbian groups and lesbian individuals concerned about the impact of current political and legislative developments on lesbian rights, freedoms and visibility. This includes in particular the government proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act (2004) 1. Introduction 1.1 What […]

Gender Identity, Political Representation, Womens Rights

Transgender Law meeting

26th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

Transgender Law Concerns Meeting House of Commons 31st October 2017 Chair: David Davies T C MP Keynote Speakers Judith Green Miranda Yardley Stephanie Davies-Arai, Transgender Trend James Caspian, UKCP   Judith Green Equality Act 2010 Exemptions Should Be Retained, Strengthened And Extended. In thanking David Davies, I have a small confession to make. I’m a […]

Gender Identity, Political Representation, Transgender, Womens Rights

If trans activists truly cared about feminism, they would respect women’s spaces

24th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

Shon Faye claims to be in solidarity with women, but if that’s true, why doesn’t he respect our autonomy? by Meghan Murphy In The Guardian this week, lawyer and writer Shon Faye claims “trans people in Britain have recently been subjected to a media onslaught” — an almost laughable irony, if it weren’t so dishonest. […]

Gender Identity, Political Representation, Womens Rights

Trans teenager Lily Madigan voted in as a Labour women’s officer

20th November 2017, Author: Lesbian Alliance

A transgender teenager who demanded the removal of a female Labour member from her post as women’s officer over her allegedly “transphobic” views has been elected to the post in her local Labour party. Lily Madigan, 19, who was born male but identifies as a woman, claims she is the first transgender woman to be […]