EP 60: Good news except for Arkansas, microaggressions and yelling at Dave Chappelle

This was going to be a good news episode. But then bad things happened. So we talk about some bad things, some amazing things and Michelle spends way too much of it talking about a movie for children (and is not sorry about it).

This week:

– The Bell V Tavistock decision has been significantly undone!

– Arkansas does it’s own Bell V Tavistock only far worse!

– Working life for trans people exposed!

– We discuss microaggressions FROM SOCIETY

– And Michelle talks about telling Dave Chappelle to go f**k himself (he deserved it).


  1. Ashleigh is famous now!

    Ash went on TV and radio to talk about how things for working trans people can SUCK.

    Ash on The World program on Public Radio International: https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-04-06/more-transgender-people-are-hiding-their-identity-work-uk-why

    Ash on ITV News:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11HzVQRioDs&t=8s (Written version: https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2021-03-25/more-transgender-people-are-hiding-their-identity-at-work-to-feel-safe)

  2. Total Jobs report on employment for trans people


  3. The Good Law Project have pulled a blinder!

    So much of the catastrophic Bell V Tavistock judgement has been reversed thanks to the Good Law Project!

    Judgement and Good Law Project statement: https://goodlawproject.org/news/tavistock-success/

    Good law project’s letter to NHS england urging them to move on this https://goodlawproject.org/news/reverse-ban-puberty-blockers/

    GIVE THE GOOD LAW PROJECT TRANS LEGAL DEFENCE FUN MONEY YOU JUST GOT PAID A WEEK AGO DO IT: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/transgender-lives/

  4. The Trans Safety Network

    The Trans Safety Network are a bunch of amazing people who write up cool things. Follow them. Read every word. Then send them thanks.

    The article referenced on the pod: https://transsafety.network/posts/bell-v-tavistock-2/

    Read everything they have ever done here: https://transsafety.network/posts/

    Follow them to tell them they rock:



  5. Microaggressions and minority stress

    Explainer on what minority stress is: https://www.talkspace.com/blog/minority-stress-model/

    Video by Cathy Hanville explaining Trans minority stress specifically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhnaTrKGlnU

    Cathy’s website: https://www.cathyhanville.com

  6. Trans learning project survey

    Fill this in to help Spectra and a bunch of others learn things. THIS IS A GOOD THING