A Scientist Reviews Transgender Suicide Stats

  The transgender suicide statistics above were presented by the charity Mermaids at the Trans Equality Legal Initiative day event in London on November 18, and subsequently shared extensively on Twitter. These were the same statistics shown at the Mermaids event in London on October 14, the event that anyone critical of child transition was […]

Transgender Equality Debate In Parliament

Next Thursday (December 1st) the Women and Equalities Select Committee will host a debate on transgender equality in the House of Commons. Their goal is to amend the 2004 Gender Recognition Act and update the Equality Act – with “utmost urgency”- to create new primary legislation. There are two proposed changes to legislation which are […]

Kids On The Edge: The Gender Clinic

Kids on the Edge: The Gender Clinic was a documentary on the work of the Tavistock and Portman gender clinic in London, aired on Channel 4 on November 16th. The programme was devastating and heartbreaking in equal measure, not least because of the statistic that half the number of children being referred to the Tavistock […]

Transgender Trend in the News

Transgender Trend has made two media appearances recently, the first was this debate with Susie Green of Mermaids on BBC Newsnight on Monday October 31st: The second was an interview as part of a balanced Saturday Times magazine article on November 5th: The full article is behind a paywall but it may be viewed by […]

Transgender Diagnosis And Treatment Of Kids Is Not Up For Debate

This week we have had to cross out not one but two upcoming events in our diary, both concerning the transgender diagnosis and treatment of kids. The first of these you may have heard about: the cancellation of the NSPCC’s “Dare to Debate” seminar “Is Society Letting Down Trans Children?” scheduled for October 25th. We […]

Why Do Teenage Girls Not Want To Become Women?

To take at face value the idea that children can be “trapped in the wrong body” you have to view these kids as living in a bubble which no cultural messages or parental or peer group influences can penetrate, and upon which no life experience has any impact. This leaves “trans kids” very vulnerable to an […]

UK Government Trans Legislation Update

The UK government published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee Transgender Inquiry back in July and we were relieved that the key recommendations were met with caution, although this may change after monitoring and review. You can find the relevant recommendations and responses in full here. This is an update on trans legislation as […]