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, 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, Medicine, Transgender

Eugenics and the practice of transgendering children

8th November 2011, Author: Lesbian Alliance

The practice of eugenics is returning to contemporary Australia in the treatment of transgendered children. With the cooperation of the Family Court, children as young as ten are being put on puberty delaying drugs after being diagnosed with “gender identity disorder” or “gender dysphoria”. There is the expectation that they will be moved onto cross-sex […]