transgender

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…

It’s completely rational for girls to want to be boys

19 December 2020 9:00 am

I’ve always been perplexed why anyone lucky enough to be born male would want to swap sexes. But it seems…

The Tavistock is a national scandal

5 December 2020 9:00 am

How noble of the British Library to have apologised to the family of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes for…

How the green-ink brigade is destroying the arts

5 December 2020 9:00 am

I’m often asked why Channel 4 recently banned an episode of my show The IT Crowd because of ‘transphobia’. I…

A landmark victory against hormone blockers for children

2 December 2020 3:37 am

Briton Keira Bell has won her legal case against the NHS’s only gender identity development service (GIDS) for under-18s, after…

The trans debate could cost this Cambridge porter his job

27 October 2020 7:28 pm

This is a story about a man called Kevin Price, who was until last week a councillor and who is,…

How progressive misogyny works

29 August 2020 9:00 am

It happens a lot lately. Not just in a Twitter DM or an email but in real life. Someone tells…

Scotland's Hate Crime Bill would have a chilling effect on free speech

22 August 2020 9:40 pm

Among the encroachments on Milton’s three supreme liberties contained in Humza Yousaf’s Hate Crime Bill is a cloturing of the…

From letter to worse

11 July 2020 8:20 am

It is a truth generally acknowledged that any statement of civil principles will now be met with pitchforks and personal…

The NHS has quietly changed its trans guidance to reflect reality

4 June 2020 5:44 pm

Imagine you have a child who says they believe they were born in the wrong body, describing what amounts to…

Will the NHS drop its trans obsession when peak coronavirus hits?

15 March 2020 12:08 am

As coronavirus sweeps across the country, I am sure people will be reassured to know that the NHS is doing…

Suzanne Moore: I was hurt that so many of my ‘colleagues’ denounced me

14 March 2020 9:00 am

I have been trying to write about a great unpleasantness for some time: the trans debate that we don’t really…

Was this journalist sacked for saying ‘sex is binary’?

22 January 2020 10:35 pm

I write a lot about transgenderism. I do so for several reasons. Among them: because politicians still aren’t doing their…

Trans activists are making life harder for trans people

14 December 2019 9:00 am

This was the year that the word ‘non-binary’ went mainstream. It has now officially entered the dictionary — lexicographers at…

Meet the top cop who wants to police your pronouns

17 October 2019 5:12 am

What is the purpose of the police? Maybe your answer has something to do with “preventing crime” or “arresting criminals”.…

Is not believing in transgenderism incompatible with human dignity?

5 October 2019 1:54 am

Judges, like comedians, seem ever more convinced that their role in society is to broadcast their political opinions. As Jonathan…

Why we can’t ignore the case of Jessica Yaniv

23 July 2019 1:14 am

In Canada right now, a group of female workers, at least one of whom is a migrant, are coming under…

The transgender agenda could topple intersectionality

13 April 2019 9:00 am

It is a great disappointment to me that my phrases don’t get picked up by other writers and then society…

It is now ‘transphobic’ to report doctors’ fears about trans’ children’s health

9 April 2019 12:42 am

The Times today reports serious concerns about the functioning of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock &…

Artists are not always good people, but should their work really be boycotted?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

A kind billionaire called Jeremy Hosking, whom I do not know personally, has invited us to join the Britannia Express,…

Joan Collins: My own transgender moment

8 December 2018 9:00 am

I recently returned from several months in Los Angeles working on one of the most popular US TV shows. American…

Science is on the side of the trans activists

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Some interesting scientific research on gender differences was published last week. Two social scientists studied the preferences of 80,000 people…

It’s not transphobic to question transgenderism

15 September 2018 9:00 am

This column is not in my interest. But then, not for the first time. I cannot count the conversations conducted…

Terf wars and the ludicrous lexicon of feminist theory

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Fiore de Henriquez, a sculptor, had a wonderfully high-windowed studio at the bottom of Cadogan Square, where I sometimes visited…

He, they, fae, fer or ze? Check your pronouns

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Jay Bernard won the Ted Hughes Award last week. I managed to hear a snippet of the winning poem on Today…