Posts tagged transphobia

This is personal

I cried last night. Long, hard, sad.

I cried and then, because it was far too late, I turned out the light and rocked myself to sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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Take a peek …

I realise that i haven’t exactly been the most diligent of bloggistes over the last few months. There are reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shaken (I): the invisible bobby…

The good news is that i spent last night up in london partying and catching up with friends.

The bad news is Kings Cross station, first thing on a sunday morning: not a policeman in sight; and a bunch of foul-mouthed and drunken youths with little better to do than intimidate, harass and threaten violence.

For the best part of half an hour, that meant me. 😦 Read the rest of this entry »

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Mapping hatred

Is it, i wonder, mapping the spread of hatred throughout the UK?

The idea has appeal, in part because of an ill-begotten past analysing data, particularly geographic data, in part because it feels like it would be healthy to get some measure of what goes on out and about on the UK streets.

But would it be useful? Read the rest of this entry »

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We’re only thinking of you…

Its for my own good. Of course it is. I mean: BEING trans is a dangerous hobby. One i’ve probably not given much thought to of late.

So what i really need are folks, according to a certain “Sound of Music” ditty, “older and wiser”, telling me what to do.

They only have my best intersts at heart: but it still hurts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Police demonstrate trans awareness

Its nice to know that I occasionally make a difference. Even if that’s not necessarily what I set out to do.

Especially gratifying, this week, when the world has been full of big national stories about trans matters, that a single phone call to Surrey police may mean that there is a chance of justice being done for one victim of trans hate crime – and of a perpetrator being caught and punished. Read the rest of this entry »

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Requiem for Paddy Power: now its the Chavs’ turn!

The following statement was put out officially by Paddy Power this afternoon: Read the rest of this entry »

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Paddy Power: the real bill arrives

So the Paddy Power ad campaign is all just a bit of fun? Just for laughs?

Sadly, the evidence already beginning to come in is just the opposite – and pretty much in line with fears expressed at the supposedly more “alarmist” end of the spectrum. Read the rest of this entry »

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All bets off for Ladies’ Day in Cheltenham

We appear to be living in interesting times – which is not always a blessing. Because, as events around the Paddy Power fiasco unfold, I am beginning to sense that this story, after the heady days of the Leveson inquiry all of two weeks ago, has the potential for being a real trans disaster.

For that reason, I am going to ask all those currently getting hot under the collar to calm down, at least until tomorrow, when a few things will become a lot clearer. Read the rest of this entry »

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The day it changes…

T-day. Transition day. The day it all changes. After today nothing will be the same. Even if, on the surface, all is still the same.

Because today is the day when the UK’s press and media will finally, forcefully, be asked to face up to their awful responsibility for the hate and bigotry they foment on a daily basis. Read the rest of this entry »

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