Debbie Hayton

Are children capable of making life-changing decisions?

18 September 2021 9:05 am

Keira Bell is a name that will be remembered. Like Victoria Gillick before her, she argued in the High Court…

Rosie Duffield’s treatment brings shame on the Labour party

12 September 2021 4:41 pm

News that Rosie Duffield will be missing the Labour Party conference over threats to her personal security brings to a…

Scotland's census sex muddle is bad news for transgender people

3 September 2021 4:42 am

What is your sex? It is a simple question and one that we can all surely answer. When it comes…

Scotland’s new transgender guidance is a safeguarding nightmare

15 August 2021 9:03 am

On Thursday, teachers planning residential trips were told that it was just fine for teenagers of the opposite sex to…

Was this volunteer cancelled by Childline for his views on gender?

4 August 2021 6:50 am

When Liz Truss confirmed that the government was committing itself to banning LGBT conversion therapy, there was some bemusement: is the…

The hounding of Rosie Duffield

28 July 2021 9:13 am

I grew up in 1980s County Durham; it felt at the time like a People’s Democratic Republic. When the miners…

Jess Phillips and the assault on biology

18 July 2021 6:35 pm

Jess Phillips thinks that transwomen — like me — are not female, but we should be treated as women. She…

Does the Green party care more about trans rights than the environment?

15 July 2021 7:30 pm

Our planet is in a mess. Ice caps are melting and the glaciers are retreating. This summer in Canada, the…

New Zealand's transgender debate is turning nasty

14 July 2021 7:25 pm

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. But now,…

New Zealand’s worrying battle over transgender rights

4 July 2021 11:00 am

Last year, the equalities minister Liz Truss set aside laws which would have allowed people to self-identity as the legal…

Stonewall’s worrying school guidance

21 June 2021 6:36 am

Stonewall’s ‘Diversity Champions’ programme appears to have been haemorrhaging members since an investigationby the university of Essex found that the…

Maya Forstater’s win is a victory for rational thinking

10 June 2021 9:03 pm

At her employment tribunal, two years ago, Maya Forstater was toldthat her views ‘were not worthy of respect in a…

What Dawn Butler gets wrong about Stonewall

3 June 2021 7:30 am

It’s been a bad night for Stonewall. Yesterday, the Labour MP Dawn Butler created a Twitter Poll. ‘Who do you…

Are 'controversial stickers' really a matter for the police?

25 May 2021 11:24 pm

Has Police Scotland misunderstood the purpose of policing? A recent crackdown on ‘controversial stickers’ appears to suggest as much. ‘On Monday…

Trans offenders are skewing crime statistics

20 May 2021 8:07 pm

Tonia Antoniazzi’s speech in the House of Commons this week was remarkable, not because of what she said – the…

Caitlyn Jenner is right about transgender athletes and women’s sports

3 May 2021 4:00 pm

Caitlyn Jenner – gold medallist in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics – is now in the running…

In praise of the LGB Alliance

24 April 2021 4:00 pm

Once upon a time an organisation was established to campaign for gay and lesbian rights. They faced opposition from the…

What happened when the trans mob came for Robert Webb?

16 April 2021 9:54 pm

Robert Webb is best known for making people laugh, but he conducted himself with poise and grace when he was…

Teaching unions shouldn't be defining 'transphobia'

12 April 2021 10:35 pm

A year of disrupted schooling means there are plenty of issues facing our schools right now. But delegates at last week’s…

The SNP's transphobia muddle

23 February 2021 9:32 pm

For a party so devoted to trans rights, it seems strange that the SNP is less than forthcoming over its…

Does the SNP really want to copy Norway's gender revolution?

16 February 2021 9:30 pm

Five years ago, in June 2016, Norway allowed anyone to change their legal gender. Legislative Decree 71 was everything that…

Is the past being rewritten in LGBT+ history month?

7 February 2021 7:04 pm

Did you know that February is LGBT+ history month? If you have a ‘progressive’ employer you probably do. Banks, universities, local councils,…

Why do Innocent drinks think this pensioner is guilty of 'transphobia'?

30 January 2021 6:07 am

The trans debate can be a nasty one. And when women (and it usually is women) have the courage to speak…

Spain's transgender wars are turning nasty

23 January 2021 6:05 pm

Lidia Falcón O’Neill is a legendary figure in Spanish politics. Half a century ago, she stood up to Franco as head of…

Biden's trans rights agenda is bad news for women and girls

22 January 2021 1:36 am

Joe Biden has wasted little time grabbing rights from women and girls across America. On day one, he signed an Executive Order…