Transgender journalist loses discrimination claim against the Times – The Guardian

‘A transgender woman made redundant by the Times has lost an employment tribunal in which she claimed to have experienced discrimination and unfair dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2019

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Lincolnshire man challenges police transphobia guidelines – BBC News

‘A man interviewed by police over alleged transphobic tweets is challenging police guidance on hate incidents against transgender people.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Transgender man who gave birth loses high court privacy ruling – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2019 in anonymity, children, judicial review, news, paternity, privacy, transgender persons by tracey

‘The first transgender man to give birth and seek to be called the child’s father has lost a high court case to protect his privacy despite warning that he and his child could be victimised and bullied as a result.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2019

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Christian wins appeal after being thrown off social work course – The Guardian

‘A devout Christian thrown off a university social work course after being accused of posting derogatory comments about gay and bisexual people on Facebook has won the latest round of a legal battle.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2019

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Transgender hate crimes recorded by police go up 81% – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2019 in hate crime, news, police, statistics, transgender persons by sally

‘The number of transgender hate crimes recorded by police forces in England, Scotland and Wales has risen by 81%, latest figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2019

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NHS workers including nurses and cleaners raped and groped at work, finds new report – The Independent

‘NHS workers including nurses and cleaners have suffered “serious” sexual harassment in the workplace, including groping and rape, a new report has found.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2019

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LGBT relationships and the school curriculum: a human rights analysis – UK Human Rights Blog

‘What is the scope of a school’s duty to accommodate the religion of a parent whose children attend its schools? From September 2020, it will become mandatory for “relationship education” which includes lessons about LGBT relationships to be taught in English primary schools under the Children and Social Work Act 2017. According to a petition by Muslim parents in Birmingham, however, such teaching contradicts the Islamic faith, thereby violating their freedom of religion.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th June 2019

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Trans women given formal access to Hampstead Heath pond – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2019 in equality, gender, news, sex discrimination, transgender persons, women by tracey

‘Transgender women have had their right to use Hampstead Heath ponds formalised in a new policy. The City of London Corporation (CoLC), which manages Hampstead Heath and its ponds, announced that it had adopted a new gender identity policy to make sure services in the area “are fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010, and do not discriminate against trans people”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2019

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Mediator brought in to resolve Birmingham LGBT teaching dispute – The Guardian

‘A former leading prosecutor has been drafted in to mediate in a controversial dispute over the teaching of LGBT education in Birmingham schools. Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service’s former lead on child sexual abuse, confirmed he had been asked by parents and Birmingham city council to help reach a resolution in the longstanding dispute.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2019

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Judge stops transgender Twitter row – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in gender, injunctions, internet, judges, news, transgender persons by sally

‘A judge has told a transgender lawyer and a Catholic journalist involved in an “out of control” Twitter row not to mention each other online.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

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Transgender man accuses NHS of discrimination after doctors refused to freeze his eggs – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2019 in assisted reproduction, equality, news, transgender persons by sally

‘A transgender man has accused the NHS of discrimination after doctors refused to freeze his eggs for future fertility treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2019

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Gym Use and Changing Rooms: the illegality and chilling effect of (trans)gender segregation – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted March 28th, 2019 in gender, news, sport, transgender persons by sally

‘A recent, high-profile article published on HuffPost claimed that the popular leisure group – David Lloyd Leisure – had decided to exclude all trans persons from their preferred gender segregated facilities unless they could produce a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). Given that only 4,500 GRCs have been issued (and that GRCs are not available to trans minors), this policy potentially prohibited the overwhelming majority of trans persons from using DLL services. The group has since denied any change in its policy and insisted it welcomes trans customers. Yet, the incident raises an important question for human rights lawyers (particularly at this transformative moment for trans rights in the UK): can a blanket exclusion on trans individuals accessing preferred segregated spaces comply with domestic equality laws?’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 28th March 2019

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Firm told to compensate transgender client for using birth name – Legal Futures

Posted March 26th, 2019 in change of name, compensation, law firms, news, ombudsmen, transgender persons by sally

‘A law firm that addressed a transgender woman by her birth name has been ordered to pay compensation by the Legal Ombudsman (LeO).’

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Legal Futures, 26th March 2019

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Birmingham primary school in LGBT row cleared by watchdog – The Guardian

‘A Birmingham primary school at the centre of a dispute with parents over lessons about LGBT rights has been cleared of any wrongdoing by Ofsted.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2019

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First UK transgender prison unit to open – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2019 in news, prisons, transgender persons by sally

‘The UK’s first prison unit for transgender inmates will open this week, the Ministry of Justice has said.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2019

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Mother is no longer gender-specific term, government lawyers say – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2019 in children, families, gender, news, pregnancy, transgender persons, women by sally

‘Mother is no longer a gender-specific term that applies only to women, lawyers on behalf of the Government have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2019

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Transgender man in fight to be recognised as father of his child – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2019 in news, paternity, transgender persons by sally

‘The Government is opposing a transgender man’s battle to make his child the first in the UK legally not to have a mother.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2019

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A third of prisons hold at least one transgender inmate, MoJ says – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2018 in news, prisons, statistics, transgender persons by sally

‘More than a third of prisons in England and Wales hold at least one transgender inmate, official statistics have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2018

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SRA seeks protection over transgender disclosures – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is pushing for protection for staff from criminal sanctions for disclosing information relating to transgender solicitors and other law firm staff.’

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Legal Futures, 20th November 2018

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Man jailed for 20 years for murder of transgender woman – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing, transgender persons by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 20 years for murdering a transgender woman during a sex and drugs binge. Jesse McDonald, 25, contacted 36-year-old Naomi Hersi through the dating website Fabswingers.com, the Old Bailey heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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