Mermaids marches at Pride in London, 2019. (Barcroft Media via Getty/ Wiktor Szymanowicz) Trans youth charity Mermaids is still not being investigated by the Charity Commission over “safeguarding red flags”, despite relentless media reports. On Thursday (29 September), The Telegraph published yet another story on the charity, which provides support to young trans people and
Mermaids marches at Pride in London, 2019. (Barcroft Media via Getty/ Wiktor Szymanowicz) Trans children’s charity Mermaids has responded to an “investigation” by The Telegraph which suggested the charity was putting children at risk. On Sunday (25 September), The Telegraph ran a story headlined: “Trans charity Mermaids giving breast binders to children behind parents’ backs”.
Protesters outside the first LGB Alliance conference. (In Pictures via Getty/ Mark Kerrison) LGB Alliance co-founder Bev Jackson has said the “consequence” of the work of Stonewall and Mermaids will be to “get rid of gay people”. Two LGB Alliance co-founders – Jackson and Kate Harris – gave evidence on the fourth day of the
Exterior view of Broadcasting House, the BBC headquarters in Central London. (Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Concerns have been raised over the “censorship” of trans issues after the BBC unpublished a doctor’s heartbreaking fears for young patients in light of last year’s controversial puberty blockers High Court ruling. The broadcaster said it
English actor Robert Webb in 2017. (YANN COATSALIOU/AFP via Getty Images) Robert Webb has claimed it is impossible to say “anything even remotely reasonable” about trans issues without facing “defamation and abuse”. The Peep Show star faced criticism from the LGBT+ community when he expressed solidarity with anti-trans commentator Janice Turner in 2018. In the since-deleted tweet, Robert
Terry Reintke, lesbian German MEP and co-president of the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup. (Twitter/TerryReintke) Lesbian German MEP Terry Reintke says “hateful” anti-trans language used by radical feminists in Britain is spilling into other countries. Reintke, 33, a Green politician who has been an MEP since 2013, made the comments in an Instagram Live with UK children’s
The UK’s High Court has granted a landmark judicial review into whether young transgender people can give informed consent to puberty blockers. The medication is prescribed to trans teens by specialist gender doctors at the NHS’s gender clinic for under 18s. The legal challenge is an attempt to force trans teens to go before a