There isn't much to say about me, but I'm a young lass living in Hampshire who's interested in walking, climbing, photography, computers, and all the usual gumpf.

This site contains lots of random stuff for/about/belonging to me that you may find of interest or use.

What's happened?

This weekend, I've been away, camping with my scouts. Carrie knew that she could call me anytime and I even had my phone on pretty much all the time.

"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.

US 2012 election results

It's amazing how polarised the opinions on last night's results are.

My timeline alternates between "Sanity returns to the Oval office", "The devil is still in office", "The world is a safer place for the next 4 years", "You've just voted for marxism", etc.

Even before the election, Everything I read was a mix of "Obama's done amazing things for the economy", "he's fucked it all up", "We need someone new to stop it going further downhill" (Note, no guarantee that this new person will actually do any better..).


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