EP 41: Transphobia, Parliament & the Guardian. Again…

We are back from our break! This week:

Transphobes do the transphobia thing in the UK parliament on International Women’s Day!

Allies do the ally thing in the UK parliament because they are awesome!

We barely mention Coronavirus!

And Ash and Michelle break down the latest Guardian transphobic nonsense!

We have opened a discord server to fight loneliness during the pandemic, join here! discord.gg/X2GJSak


1. The UK Parliament has a mixed week!

We have allies in the house of commons. Here is the video of the amazing Hannah Bardell’s speach on LGBT healthcare which includes a lot on trans people!


Unfortunatly, there has also been transphobia. Here they are two speeches we talked about (CN: Transphobia and ableism)



And here is Lizz Truss (Minister for women & equalities) making a speech…it is…weird…


Here is a pink news write up on one of the transphobes:


Obviously, meeting your MP is going to be impossible for the forseeable, but here is how to do it according to Oxfam for when this pandemic is over: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/cy-gb/get-involved/campaign-with-us/how-to-campaign/~/media/22C0FF25B0A14FE8A5A94C37886E3440.ashx

Here is how to find who your MP is! https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/

2. Breakfast on Pluto cast a cis guy as a…you know the rest.

Report from the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51817383
Link to the statement given by the producers (it isn’t great): https://breakfastonpluto.ie/2020/03/10/casting-process/

3. Appeals court failed to do the right thing on gender neutral passports.

BBC report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51823318

4. Guardian

Coverage of Suzanne Moore article:

Staff rebel against transphobia!:https://www.buzzfeed.com/patrickstrudwick/guardian-staff-trans-rights-letter

The US Guardian calls out the UK Guardian! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/02/guardian-editorial-response-transgender-rights-uk

Awesome article on UK transphobia from Juliet Jacques! https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/opinion/britain-transphobia-labour-party.html