THE Labour party has threatened a member with disciplinary action for referring to a transgender woman as “a man”. Janey Hutton made the comment on a closed Facebook group, writing: “Its (sic) painful to see biological women say trans women (men) are sisters. The desperation to appear PCWOKE is vomit inducing. These are MEN.” She then received a letter from Sophie Goodyear, head of complaints of Labour’s National Executive Committee, describing the remarks as “offensive” saying “abuse of any kind, whether direct attacks or pejorative language which may cause offence is not acceptable and will not be tolerated in our party.” The letter, sent on October 18, added: “I am therefore writing to remind you that describing those who identify as transgender women as men is not what we would expect from a member of the Labour party and ask that you refrain from making comments of this nature in the future. Please be aware that any … [Read more...] about Labour threatens disciplinary action against member who calls transgender woman “a man”
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News / UK and world by Press Association September 6, 2018, 4:01 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A transgender woman has said her bank account was frozen after call-handlers identified her as a man. Sophia Reis said she was left “embarrassed” and had a nervous breakdown at work after she failed a security check on August 30. The 46-year-old customer service adviser described the experience with Santander Bank as “the last straw” after claiming she had been discriminated against on a number of occasions in the past. She said she had informed the bank in November last year that she would like to change her name from Sergio to Sophia. But the bank froze her account as she failed to pass a security check, which meant she was not allowed to transfer £72 to a friend on her debit card. Miss Reis told the Press Association this was not the first time she had faced difficulties – with shops … [Read more...] about ‘Last straw’ as transgender woman’s bank account frozen ‘for sounding like man’
UPSKIRTING has been in the news a lot lately, as people increasingly speak out about the invasive act. But what exactly does it involve and when will it become a criminal offence? What is upskirting? Upskirting is the act of taking a photograph of underneath a person’s skirt without their consent. It is often performed in a public place such as on public transport or on an escalator, with crowds of people making it harder to spot people taking these photos. A large proportion of women are targeted in places such as nightclubs, restaurants and shops. Being victim to such an incident can cause emotional distress for a long time after it has happened. What is the law around upskirting? Upskirting is to be become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales - it is already a criminal offence in Scotland. In Scotland, upskirting is an illegal offence, and has been since 2010 when it was listed under the definition of voyeurism. Victims and police are only able to pursue offences … [Read more...] about What is upskirting, what’s the law around the photos and why was the bill blocked in Parliament?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJess Bidgood Aug. 14, 2018 BURLINGTON, Vt. — On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognition when she became the first transgender person elected to her state’s Legislature, offered tips as the pair canvassed a stark residential neighborhood here. Ms. Hallquist is transgender, too, but Ms. Roem’s advice had nothing to do with gender identity. Try a light, rhythmic knock. Leave a handwritten note with campaign literature if no one is home. Try to earn every vote. “I have so much to learn,” Ms. Hallquist said, duly incorporating Ms. Roem’s lessons with each new knock. On Tuesday, those lessons paid off, and Ms. Hallquist, a … [Read more...] about Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary
By Washington Post PUBLISHED: August 14, 2018 at 7:58 am | UPDATED: August 14, 2018 at 8:04 am By Allyson Chiu | The Washington Post Many years ago, Emmy-nominated actress and LGBT activist Laverne Cox said she thought about committing suicide. In an emotional post shared Monday to Twitter and Instagram, Cox, a transgender woman, wrote that she had planned to leave behind notes – one in her pocket and several others placed around her home. These notes had a special purpose, Cox wrote. They were intended to prevent her from being misgendered and deadnamed, experiences with which members of the transgender community are all too familiar. Misgendering means referring to, or using language to describe a transgender person that doesn’t align with their affirmed gender, for example calling a transgender woman “he” or “him.” A transgender person is “deadnamed” when they are called by their “birth name” or “given name” … [Read more...] about Laverne Cox lambastes ‘deadnaming’: What is it and why is it a problem?