• Response: ‘What is Transphobia?’ from Edinburgh University
    We have become aware of an article on the University of Edinburgh’s official website in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion section titled “What is transphobia?”. The article presents itself as an authoritative resource for students, and gives the impression that it is the settled, agreed position of the University. In fact it is a political piece, promoting highly contested ideological arguments as though they are undisputed facts. Many students and staff within the university do not share the views of […]
  • EqualiTeach and GEO Funding
    On March 25th, EqualiTeach released a resource ‘Free to Be‘ which was available for 27 primary schools in London “in the early stages of their work in promoting LGBT+ equality.” This guidance was heavily criticised, in particular for misrepresenting the Equality Act (2010) and attacking the organisations Woman’s Place UK, Fair Play for Women and Transgender Trend. Lizz Truss MP tweeted on the 1st May that the document “was not approved by government. It does not reflect government policy. The GEO logo should […]
  • Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill Consultation – XX Submission
    The following is our submission for the Scottish Government’s consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act. Click here for a pdf version. 1. Do you have any comments on the proposal that applicants must live in their acquired gender for at least 3 months before applying for a GRC?  Yes. The XX Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill Working Group disagree with the notion of “living as the acquired gender” as this is profoundly sexist and naturalises the idea that there are appropriate ways for […]