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A team of authors with a mission to advocate for and promote the UK’s Transgender and Gender Diverse community in order to advance visibility, acceptance, legal recognition and healthcare.

Kirsty Miller

It was a Saturday morning, and at last, I was to zoom with Kirsti Miller. Circumstances had forced a postponement on two previous occasions, and once Kirsti arrived for our Zoom meeting a day too early! But we both knew it was going to happen, and we were both excited. Kirsti has a story to tell – and oh my goodness… what a story!

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In a move that probably noone actually saw coming, but nonetheless was completely unsurprising, the UK Government today desperately attempted to downplay the EHRC scandal. And they did so using a planted question from Miriam Coates, the trans hostile MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, who is linked to a pro conversion therapy church in Sheffield. We say planted, because its very curious that trans friendly MPs who try to ask questions are frequently denied the opportunity to do so, and yet when it comes to bashing trans people, as usual its open season. If you don’t want to watch the video…

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In December of 2021, I made ten Freedom of Information Requests to NHS Hospital Trusts spread across England. There was just one question:Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you supply the following information relevant to the period 1st April 2020 to the 31st March 2021:(1) How many natal female inpatients complained that a trans woman inpatient was being cared for in the same ward?Some foundations replied within a couple of days – but others took much longer. I blogged about this issue earlier this month, demonstrating my initial findings together with a copy of the reply from University Hospital’s…

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