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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 :)

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".

Transgender and Scouting

I've been an Explorer Scout leader in Itchen North, Hampshire since around 2006, after coming all the way up from Beavers.
Around about 13, I became consciously aware of some gender confusion in my life, feeling like I should have been female. Needless to say, I kept this to myself as I had no idea why, or if anyone else had similar thoughts. Looking back, there are lots of feelings and things that have happened that now make sense.

Transgender and proud! Or keep my head down?

I'm transgendered, and proud to say so. But...

"I cannot accept this amendment"

So, yesterday saw the report stage of the Same Sex Marriage bil.

As the original bill had many issues for trans people, there were some amendments proposed to try and rectify these and make the bill a lot fairer in general, with an amazing speech from Julian Huppert.

Equal marriage

Well, today after some debate, the Equal marriage bill passed the 2nd reading in the House of Commons. While there is still a long way to go, this is a huge first step, especially as it passed with a 225 vote majority.

This bill also has various issues with regards to trans rights. I won't go into details here but Sarah Brown has a detailed post on the subject.

International Transgender day of Remembrance 2012

I'm one of the lucky ones.
In the last year, no less than 265 people have been murdered for being different, for being themselves, for being just like me.
That's one person every weekday.
This is a very real threat that every trans person is facing and it's not yet getting any better.

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