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LRA Fact Sheet for GRA Reforms

Lesbian Rights Alliance Fact Sheet on the Gender Recognition Act Reforms The specific impacts on lesbians of the Gender Recognition Act reforms have been largely overlooked by other women’s groups. The Lesbian Rights Alliance has done a fact sheet showing what these impacts are and how much they will harm lesbians. Please use points in this fact sheet ...

Why is a A Male Rapist In a Woman’s Prison?

Julie Moss interviews Maria MacLachlan, who was attacked when trying to attend a meeting about proposed changes to the UK’s Gender Recognition Act. Watching footage in the news this week of a male person running into a crowd to swing a punch at a sixty year old woman, you might be forgiven for assuming this was ...

Why are so many LGBT organizations caving to trans activists and losing lesbians?

Julie Bindel argues that fear and funding are the two primary reasons LGBT organizations are abandoning lesbians to cater to the demands of trans activists. Lesbian and gay organizations all over the country are failing lesbians. The growing alphabet soup — currently standing at LGBTQQIPA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Polyamorous, and Asexual) — ...

Enforcing men’s sexual rights in international human rights law

Sheila Jeffreys We Need to Talk Event June 2018 London Download PDF Why International? I am going to talk today about why it is important to think internationally when dealing with the threat posed by men’s crossdressing activism (commonly called the transgender rights movement) to women’s human rights. In the UK the feminist resistance has been growing exponentially ...

Female Autonomy vs Gender Identity A critical analysis of gender identity in CEDAW jurisprudence and the Yogyakarta Principles

By Tina Elaine Minkowitz Abstract This paper undertakes to address an emerging conflict between women’s human rights and gender identity rights, using tools provided by the human rights framework and by the Con-vention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and its associated jurisprudence. CEDAW jurisprudence is divided, with support for gender iden-tity ...

Lesbians are being excluded from the Vancouver Dyke March in the name of ‘inclusivity’

Lesbians are being harassed and bullied out of their own spaces and events by trans activists and their allies by Danielle Cormier We arrived at the 2018 Vancouver Dyke March in superhero costumes and t-shirts with the word “Lesbian” written overtop a drawing of a uterus shaped like a superhero crest.Having chosen “lesbian heroes” as our theme ...

Sex, Gender and Equal Rights SAGES

The Sex and Gender Ethics Society (SAGES) SAGES exist to promote evidence-based approaches to sex and gender in the U.K. We advocate for research based approaches to education, training and service development. Our primary aim is to ensure the protection of the equal rights of all individuals, regardless of sex or gender.Following the publication of the ...

Lesbian Pride, Lesbian Protest

by Jo Bartosch Yesterday I counted the women on the 2018 Pride in London website, the actual women — not the diva drag queens. In a tableau of thirteen images, there was one with some women volunteers, that’s a worse male to female ratio than the House of Lords. Pride is no more than corporate willy-waving; a chance ...

How transgender identity self declaration erases women’s rights

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans Discussion of the Gender Recognition Act at the Grand Central Glasgow Hotel on Wednesday 10th January 7-10pm From the Let’s Talk About Gender Series by Venice Allan [vlt_video_link title="How transgender identity self declaration erases women's rights: Heather Brunskell Evans" url="https://youtu.be/AbstRHdU72U" css=".vc_custom_1534500851183{background-color: #ededed !important;}"]

Gender identity: What do legal changes have to do with women’s rights?

Trans activists have welcomed moves from the government to "streamline and de-medicalise the process" of changing legal gender. But some women are worried about the potential impact on their own legal rights. Today, anyone who wants to legally change their gender in the UK has to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). Many don't though, ...