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, 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, 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 […]

Political Representation, Womens Rights

Sheila Jeffreys on Resistance Radio

23rd September 2014, Author: Lesbian Alliance

Sheila Jeffreys talked this week to Derrick Jensen, host of Resistance Radio about queer theory and radical feminism.