Breast Binders In UK Schools

The Sun has reported on new guidelines issued from local authorities in Cornwall, Lancashire and Scotland to “properly accommodate transitioning pupils in school” by allowing transgender pupils extra breaks during physical education lessons. And why would transgender pupils need breaks during P.E? Because: “some youngsters who choose to bind their chests may suffer from “breathing […]

UK Schools: Trans-Compulsory, Homophobia Optional?

Two schools stories were published last week on consecutive days, one from a gay teacher in, presumably, a state secondary school and the other reporting on new guidelines for the treatment of transgender pupils at boarding schools. On July 16 the Guardian Teacher Network, as part of their Secret Teacher series, published a piece entitled […]

UK Doctor Prescribes Cross-Sex Hormones to Twelve-Year-Old

The news this week that a doctor running a private gender clinic in Wales is prescribing cross-sex hormones to children as young as twelve unfortunately comes as no surprise; if we are intent on diagnosing pre-pubertal children as transgender it is an inevitable development in their treatment. The child in question has been on puberty […]

Girls’ Schools Association: Stop Saying “Girls”

This week newspapers published a report that “leading headmistresses” have suggested that teachers at girls’ schools should consider using gender neutral language such as “pupils” or “students” in place of “girls” in their assemblies. Their recommendation came after Gendered Intelligence, a transgender activist group which runs “trans awareness training” sessions in schools, was invited to […]

Mermaids CEO Reveals Her Views

Mermaids is a registered charity and the UK’s main support group for “gender variant young people” up to the age of 19, plus their families and the professionals involved in their care. Mermaids also provides resources and gives advice to schools, social services, local authorities, police forces, the NHS, Childline, Scouts and ‘many more.’ CEO […]

Introducing Teddy: New Trans Book For Kids

A new picture book for 0 – 5 year-olds is published by Bloomsbury tomorrow (June 2nd) ‘Introducing Teddy – A Story About Being Yourself.’ On the back cover it is described as ‘A heart-warming story about friendship and acceptance, starring a very brave teddy.’ The blurb on the Bloomsbury website explains the underlying educational aim of […]