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METRO NEWS by Lucy Middleton It’s dehumanising for trans people to have to worry about using the toilet Jake, 42, and Hannah Graf, 33, became parents for the first time in April (Picture: Hannah and Jake Graf)   A trans dad fears rights could be rolled back in the UK amid reports Boris Johnson is scrapping proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA). Under the planned reforms, trans people would be able to self-identify their gender without having to go through the current complex process, which can take more than five years. The PM is said to be abandoning the...

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Hundreds of people flocked to Parliament square to protest against controversial changes to the Gender Recognition Act

  Hundreds of people flocked to Parliament square to protest against controversial changes to the Gender Recognition Act that are being considered by the Government. According to reports in the Sunday Times, Downing Street is considering scrapping measures drawn up under Theresa May’s Government to enable transgender people to change their birth certificate without a medical diagnosis. The Government is also said to be preparing new safeguards to protect female-only spaces – including refuges and public lavatories – to stop them being used by those with male anatomy. Parliament Square was packed this afternoon with people calling for support of trans...

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“Boys Don’t Cry” Has Always Been Violently Transphobic

“Boys Don’t Cry” Has Always Been Violently Transphobic logan ashley A general warning — in discussing “Boys Don’t Cry”, this article will have to discuss violent transphobia, rape, murder, and a lot of generally fucking awful things in regards to both the Brandon Teena case and the film’s depiction of events. Take care of yourself and don’t read any further if any of these will upset you. Back in March of this year, I watched 31 movies that in some way dealt with transmasc individuals. I can count on one hand how many films on that list were of decent quality, and they were far outweighed by the garbage I had to get through. Though many of the films on that list I had straight up never heard of before, a small handful were familiar to me, albeit in infamy. “Boys Don’t Cry” is among one of the most well known movies about transgender people. Released to a wide audience in October of 1999, the film would go on to gross over 10x its budget, as well as winning Oscars, Golden Globes, and over 30 other accolades. For most people, it is perhaps their first or only exposure to transgender men. And as media concerning trans men has yet to see any significant uptick in quantity, it remains one of the largest pillars of representation for people like me. And as something that...

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Focus: The Identity’s response to Boris Johnston around the review of the Gender Recognition Act

    Focus: The Identity’s response to Boris Johnston around the review of the Gender Recognition Act   The Rt. Honourable Boris Johnston, MP Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister 10DowningStreet LondonSW1A2AA   Mr Prime Minister Boris Johnston I am writing to you in response to reports of plans on the part of government to reconsider and potentially to make changes to the rights of current legal provisions in respect of transgender individuals. May I appeal to you first on the basis of one parent to another? By the time he had reached his early twenties, my son...

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Transgender Health Care at its Best is Still Pretty Bad

Transgender Health Care at its Best is Still Pretty Bad This is what the system looks like when it’s working. By Milo Wissig   Last year I decided to have a hysterectomy. I don’t want to bog down this story explaining why I wanted the surgery, or the mechanics of how various configurations of reproductive organs and hormones work together. It was something I’d known for years I was going to do eventually, but no rush, because the procedure involves internal organs that don’t affect my life much unless something goes wrong. The possibility of something going wrong had...

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