EP 47: The government is announcing trans policy intentions whilst 1000 people are dying every day

COVID-19 is claiming lives all over the world and the UK is all set to have the highest death toll in Europe. So what did Women & Equalities minister Liz Truss announce whilst speaking to a Parliamentary committee? Guess. Just guess.

We talk to Dr. Ruth Pearce (Spectra Trans Learning Project) and Susie Green (CEO of Mermaids) for their take on an announcement that is as terrifying as it is vague from the UK government.


  1. Full video of the Women & Equalities Select Committee session

  2. PinkNews coverage (Who are one of the few that actually covered this right…as usual)

  3. What you can do to help!

    Find your MP: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/
    Use this to base your letter (make it personal, change it up!): http://thekitetrust.org.uk/write-to-your-mp/
    Sign and share this petition! (More signatures = more media exposure!): https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-liz-truss-threatens-the-future-of-young-transgender-individuals-this-needs-to-be-stopped
  4. Boris Johnson’s plans to take autonomy away from the NHS

  5. Dr. Ruth Pearce

    Dr. Pearce is a Feminist Sociologist with a Ph.D. in Sociology and Trans Health. She wrote a book called “Understanding Trans Health” and co-edited “The Emergence of Trans.” She is some kind of genius, so follow all these things:

  6. Susie Green (CEO Mermaids)

    We have talked about Mermaids a lot, but at the helm is Susie Green. She helps trans kids when seemingly everybody else wants to hurt them. So yeah, give her organisation money.