Another week has passed and that means more of the news! Three of the biggest stories focussed on Gender Recognition legislation. Later on in the week, the bigger stories were statements on healthcare. And to finish it off, news on the recent guidance on education.
A new bill was proposed in Vietnam that would create a legal framework for trans people, such as the right to change legal gender in the first place. This could be a huge victory for the Vietnamese trans community if it becomes law. It seems as if every country except the UK or US is doing something good.
Following that, since we don’t even have non binary recognition anywhere in the UK, hopefully this should change that. Let’s just hope.
Scotland to challenge the UK government on their Section 35 Order
Another lawsuit I hope also succeeds. This week is a profitable week for lawyers!
Two big headlines on this day.
Petition calling to keep LGBT content in school curriculum reaches 100k signatures
Really good news, hopefully it should force the government to update us on things.
LGBT Labour considering not participating in Prides
Given recent news about the Labour party, this is no surprise, and tells us a lot about the party at the moment. Especially this news that came on Monday about Keir Starmer meeting with a homophobic church.
Savid Javid threatens jobs of GIDS staff
Knowing the Tory government, I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the good ones that get their jobs axed.
It was devastating to many when Good Law Project (GLP)’s original challenge on gender-affirming healthcare waiting times was rejected by the UK High Court. The court has granted GLP’s request to appeal this decision), and GLP have been told that there may be “real prospects” that the appeal court will overturn that decision. They are currently fundraising for the costs of this appeal.
This sums up the situation in America to me.
The Times claims that the government will advise schools to out trans kids
A really troubling article. I did notice that the guidance was non-statutory. This means that if schools can see through the government’s bullshit, they can ignore it. But that relies on schools on a case by case basis, which is never good.
Another busy week, lots of things happening. Not a lot of positives, not even a Doctor Who announcement… Wish I could make predictions about next week but I have yet to succeed. Maybe eventually patterns will be spotted over what headlines happen over the weeks, but God knows. With the Easter holidays ending soon, maybe there will be a formal announcement by the government on their guidance on Trans Kids ? But that is the only thing I can guess at.
Honourable mentions of stories