Transformation Street

Series One, Episode One of Transformation Street aired last night on ITV is the latest in the media’s current fixation with normalising sex-change for a new generation. The plinky plonky music and the playing of ‘Natural Woman’ during vaginoplasty surgery for a man set the cheerful tone of a documentary which follows several patients through gender […]

2017 Round-Up. Happy New Year!

As we approach 2018 and the planned government consultation on the Gender Recognition Act, which is likely to take place early in the New Year, we look back on the year 2017 in the UK. There is reason for optimism, despite what often seems to be a juggernaut of changes happening socially and culturally preceding […]

Born in Your Own Body – New Book On Transgender Children and Young People

Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body is an important new book edited by Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michele Moore and published by Cambridge Scholars. It brings together a diverse selection of writers, all concerned about the current trend to medically transition children and adolescents. Each author – parents, academics, activists, professionals, an […]

Our thanks to FiLiA

Our response to FiLiA’s statement in support of a woman’s right to speak. [email protected] To everyone at FiLiA, We would like to express our gratitude to you for your statement in support of a woman’s right to speak, and specifically in support of Heather Brunskell-Evans for urging caution around the transitioning of children on BBC […]

We must not change the meaning of the words ‘boys’ and ‘girls’

Yet more advice to schools to stop using the words ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ has been issued, this time from Natasha Devon, a former government mental health adviser. According to Devon it is “important for ‘heteronormative assumption’ not to filter down into language and behaviour in schools.” She explained: “To give you an example, I never […]

Transgender Law Concerns

Transgender Law Concerns was a meeting held in the House of Commons on October 31st, hosted by David Davies MP, on the impact of self-declared gender legislation on women and girls and children. Many more people had the opportunity to speak during the event, which was well-attended by cross-party MP’s, members of the press and […]

Children Left Unprotected By New Memorandum Of Understanding On Conversion Therapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy has launched a new Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy to include ‘gender identity,’ leaving therapists, counsellors, GPs and clinical professionals in a position where they may be afraid to do anything but agree with a patient’s self-diagnosis as ‘transgender.’ Anything other than ‘affirmation’ could lay a professional open to the charge […]