Question Time descends into chaos over trans rights

Question Time descends into chaotic shouting match over Scotland’s gender bill and trans prisoners  by Sophie PerrySophie Perry (thepinknews.com)

An episode of BBC Question Time descended into a chaotic shouting match over Scotland’s recently blocked gender reform bill and trans offenders in women’s prisons.  The topical debate show was broadcast from Strathclyde University in Glasgow on Thursday (2 February) and covered key issues gripping politics in both Scotland and the United Kingdom.  Chair Fiona […]

Chair Fiona Bruce was joined by Scottish Conservative Party MP John Lamont, Labour MP Ian Murray, Scottish National Party MSP Jenny Gilruith, journalist Ella Whelan and transgender newsreader India Willoughby. In recent months, Scotland has become the epicentre of debates around trans rights after Scottish parliament passed landmark reforms of its gender laws, which were…

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How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps – BBC News

How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps (BBC News)

The BBC has seen evidence of how officers pose as dates online to seek out and arrest their targets.

There is no explicit law against homosexuality in Egypt, but our investigation has found that the crime of “debauchery” – a sex work law – is being used to criminalise the LGBT community.Transcripts submitted in police arrest reports show how officers are posing online to seek out – and in some cases allegedly fabricate evidence…

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This Week in Fascism #133: Communities Continue to Mobilize Against Anti-LGBTQ Attacks as New Fascist Formations Emerge | It’s Going Down

This Week in Fascism #133: Communities Continue to Mobilize Against Anti-LGBTQ Attacks as New Fascist Formations Emerge by This Week in Fascism (It's Going Down)

photo: Kurtz Frausun Welcome fellow antifascists! Since our last column, much has happened. After Elon Musk took over Twitter and quickly moved to align with the far-Right by removing anarchist and antifascist accounts, we wanted to bring back this column and use it as a vehicle to promote antifascist theory, action, and research.

The wave of threats, deadly attacks, and harassment that began last year against the LGBTQ+ community, Pride celebrations, and drag events has only continued into the new year. With it, we are seeing new far-Right, neo-Nazi, neo-fascist, and white supremacist groups emerge.Some of these groups seem to be splits from Patriot Front, a neo-Nazi formation…

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The School Helping Trans Muslims in Indonesia | Transnational

The School Helping Trans Muslims in Indonesia | Transnational from YouTube

In this episode of Transnational, Rana Thamrin embarks on a spiritual journey to Indonesia’s only Islamic school in Yogyakarta where transgender Muslim women are finding ways to reconcile their faith and trans identity.

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Oklahoma Could Force Trans People Under 26 Years Old To Detransition Medically

Oklahoma Could Force Trans People Under 26 Years Old To Detransition Medically by Erin Reed (Erin In The Morning)

A new bill has been filed in Oklahoma that would ban gender affirming care under age 26. Republican states are moving towards banning transition entirely.

A terrifying new bill was released late Wednesday night in Oklahoma that would ban gender affirming care for a huge number people. Oklahoma SB129 would ban gender affirming care under the age of 26 years old. Gen Z would be entirely banned from gender affirming care under this bill. This prospect is terrifying because Gen…

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When the Lights Went Out in Moore County

I want to be very clear: we are witnessing a coordinated campaign of violence and intimidation against LGBTQ people, and if it is substantiated that anti-LGBTQ assailants attempted to cut power for 40,000 people in order to have a drag show cancelled–and I suspect it will be–that is the definition of terrorism, and we can…

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The Pain, Fear, & Anger After Colorado Springs

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND-4Atq4AE4&ab_channel=JessieGender[/embed] I need to express my pain, fear and most certainly my ANGER at the events that happened this weekend in Colorado Springs, CO.

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GLAAD CEO blasts anti-LGBTQ pols, social media companies after Club Q shooting

Sarah Kate Ellis shares her thoughts on the Colorado Springs massacre with GMA3 and called out rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Source: GLAAD CEO blasts anti-LGBTQ pols, social media companies after Club Q shooting

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Colorado nightclub shooter revealed as grandson of MAGA politician

The gunman who opened fire inside of a Colorado gay club Saturday night, killing five and injuring 25 others, was not only previously arrested for threatening to bomb a neighborhood last year, but is the grandson of California State Assemblyman Randy Voepel – a Trump-supporting MAGA who compared the Jan. 6th insurrection to the Revolutionary…

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