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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,…

What's the problem, ladies and gentlemen?

14 May 2021 1:54 am

Picture the scene. You’re on a train when the following message comes over the tannoy: ‘Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,…

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…

Why are trans activists and a Melbourne bookstore trying to cancel me?

10 February 2021 2:44 am

Imagine my surprise to wake up this morning to be told that Readings book store in Melbourne had posted an…

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…

2020 was the year the tide turned in the trans wars

30 December 2020 6:55 pm

2020 will, of course, be remembered as the year in which Covid-19 was unleashed on the world. But it is…

The BBC should be ashamed of its reporting on trans teenagers

23 December 2020 9:30 pm

This is an article about some difficult, complex subjects: suicide, mental health, support for transgender children. It’s also about something…

Eddie Izzard and the denigration of women

23 December 2020 1:49 am

I’m done with being white. It’s boring. From now on I choose to identify as black and I insist that…

The limits of trans tolerance

19 December 2020 6:27 am

Andy Wightman is — or, as of this afternoon, was — the most independent-minded Green member of the Scottish parliament.…

What explains the rising number of children with gender issues?

15 August 2020 12:22 am

I have recently read a fascinating new paper, via a Mail on Sunday report, about the growing number of children…

The BBC's failure to report gender identity accurately

17 July 2020 8:14 pm

‘Blackpool woman accessed child abuse images in hospital bed’. It’s a good headline, in that it catches your attention. But…

Why I’m standing by my old enemy Selina Todd

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Most people won’t have heard of Selina Todd. The only reason I had was because some years ago the BBC…

They like to move it: voguing at Club a la Mode, New York, 1998

Yes sir, we can boogie

15 July 2017 9:00 am

It’s dance — but not as you know it. A giddy mass of flying limbs, sashaying hips and pouty faces.…