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 […]

Trans Kids On The Today Programme

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday (May 13th) ran a feature on “trans kids” as part of their news item on President Obama’s letter instructing schools in the U.S. to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. You can listen here (from about 02.10): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07b2lw5#play and the full transcript can be seen here. […]

Why Brighton Council Is Wrong

Brighton Council defended its “choose your gender” school registration form last week in terms which revealed their complete misunderstanding of parents’ concerns and provided some insight into the confused thinking behind these policies. In this statement, for example, Councillor Emma Daniel, Head of Brighton Council Equalities Committee, completely misses the point: “We will review this to see […]

‘I Am Leo’ A Response To CBBC

Many thanks to Helen Saxby for writing this post in response to the BBC regarding their reply to her complaint about the CBBC programme ‘I Am Leo’ (previously written about here). It seems that everyone received the same reply from the BBC and we’re grateful to have Helen’s permission to repost here her brilliant responses […]

NHS Public Consultation on Gender Identity Development Service

We were recently informed of the NHS public consultation on Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children and adolescents. The consultation ends on April 20th. There are two new documents open to public consultation: a Policy Proposition which concludes that cross-sex hormones should not be prescribed to children under the age of sixteen, and a […]