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Chappelle willing to meet Netflix’s trans employees but won’t ‘bend to demands’

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The comedian Dave Chappelle has spoken out about backlash against his recent Netflix special, saying he would be open to meeting transgender employees of the streaming company but would not be “bending to anyone’s dem...

Netflix fires employee trans activist for allegedly leaking internal documents

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Netflix has fired an employee organizer for allegedly leaking internal documents as the fallout over offensive comments in the new Dave Chappelle stand-up special continues. The streaming platform confirmed to the Gua...

Language evolves to reflect society – trans people are part of that society

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Perhaps this is only true of the middle-aged but the social hiatus caused by the pandemic, coupled with the acceleration of discord in a few key arenas, means that you can meet a friend with whom you’ve agreed all you...

‘GPs fob us off’: most trans people avoid the doctor when they’re sick

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When Ellen Mellor’s doctor said that her severe headaches were caused by the stress of being transgender, it did not sit right. “My life was at the calmest point it had been in a long time,” she said. A year and a hal...

‘I’m team Terf’: Dave Chappelle under fire over pro-JK Rowling trans stance

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Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special is facing a wave of intense backlash after the comedian once again made jokes directed toward the LGBTQ+ community and defended the author JK Rowling, who has been previously ac...

Javid accuses Starmer of denying ‘scientific fact’ in trans rights row

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Labour and the Conservatives have clashed on the issue of trans rights, as Sir Keir Starmer said it was wrong to say “only women have a cervix” and the health secretary, Sajid Javid, said this was a “total denial of s...

Rosie Duffield calls for talks with Keir Starmer on Labour’s trans rights stance

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Rosie Duffield has called for Keir Starmer to meet her and other female Labour MPs to discuss the party’s policy on transgender issues, confirming she will not attend Labour’s annual conference over worries she could ...

Think being trans is a ‘trend’? Consider these 18th century ‘female husbands’

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Whenever the subject of transgender identities comes up today, there is a tendency for conservative politicians – perhaps most of all in the United States – to trot out a particularly specious argument: that the idea ...

My experience as a trans person doesn’t fit the script, but why should it?

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For the longest time, I was convinced I couldn’t be really transgender. I knew that living as a woman made me want to climb out of my own skin, but I also understood that my story bore little resemblance to how trans ...

Brazil’s first transgender pastor: ‘All humans have flaws, being trans isn’t one of them’

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Desperate calls from LGBTQ+ youths contemplating suicide or from their parents after they have made an attempt on their lives often punctuate Alexya Salvador’s day. When they do, she drops everything to talk. As a tra...

Leyna Bloom is Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue’s first trans cover star

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Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue has unveiled its first ever transgender cover star, Leyna Bloom. The model follows in the footsteps of model Valentina Sampaio, who was the first trans model to appear in the pages ...

Trans women with sex offence convictions in female jails lawful, rules judge

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A legal challenge to prevent transgender inmates, with convictions for sexual or violent offences against women, being imprisoned alongside other women has been rejected by the high court. A female former inmate, who ...

US supreme court declines to take up bathroom case in win for trans rights

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The US supreme court on Monday rejected a Virginia school board’s attempt to reinstate a transgender bathroom ban. Over two dissenting votes, the justices left in place lower-court rulings that found the policy uncon...

Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard backed by Australian rival and New Zealand PM

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Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has won the support of her Australian Olympics rival, Charisma Amoe-Tarrant, as the Kiwi’s selection for Tokyo reignites debate around the highly sensitive and complex issue of ...

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be first trans athlete to compete at Olympics

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The New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to make history and headlines, plus a potentially enormous amount of controversy, after being confirmed as the first transgender athlete to ever compete at the Olympi...

The cynical attack on Stonewall is a reminder of the need to stand up for trans rights

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While we endure life under this chaotic and cynical government, we can at least rely on liberal and progressive journalists to scrutinise and challenge it. But one line of attack in the Tories’ culture war not only ge...

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