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My response to the GRA consultation

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act

Questions 1 and 2 - Experiences of Trans Respondents

Question 1: If you are a trans person, have you previously applied, or are you currently applying, for a Gender Recognition Certificate?

No.

Question 2: If you are a trans person, please tell us what having Gender Recognition Certificate means, or would mean, to you.

It would allow my correct gender to be officially recognised by government institutions.

I could enter into marriage or civil partnership as my correct gender.

TDoR 2017

We mark another year, and yet another increase in the number of trans people murdered in the last 12 months. 325 men, women and children, and countless more lost to suicide, for nothing more than trying to live their lives.

Looking for offence

I've just had someone ask me if I look for reasons to be offended.
Well, I guess, as an LGBT and equality activist, maybe I do, but I don't have to look very far to see examples of discrimination against my community.

Scoutadelic!

Wooo, I'm famous!

I was finally convinced to do an interview for Scoutadelic on my story of transition and scouting!

Oh, and don't forget to subscribe :)

Time for the Raspberry Pi

I've been using a Raspberry Pi as a dashcam for a few days and the first problem I noticed was the time. Whenever it powered up it would reset back to the same time, resulting in overlapping data files for each startup!

Raspberry Pi dashcam

I've been after a project to make use of a Raspberry Pi for a while, and finally settled on trying to create a dashcam for my car that I can control, both to record video to contribute to OpenStreetMap, and as a general dashcam.

Gender and government's recognition of such - A letter to my MP

Hello George Hollingbery.

My name is Deanna and I live In Whiteley, POXX XXX and you are currently
my representative in parliament.
As such, I would like to ask your opinion on something that concerns me.

Recently, there was a petition for the UK government to update their procedures and policies regarding transgender people and official recognition.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104639

Gender self determination and the UK government

There is currently a petition going around to ask our government to allow people to self identify rather than have many interviews, checkups, poking, prodding, and forking out money for the government to change a flag in a database.
They have responded with essentially "That's the way it is".

Pride

Occasionally, I get asked why I attend Pride parades.
Pride was born out of the fight for equality, both equal rights and equal treatment. Even in just the LGBT sense, neither are universal yet.

After 28 years, I've just been kicked out of local Scouting.

After 28 years, I've just been kicked out of Itchen North scout district.

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