The Gender Recognition Reform  Bill

The Gender Recognition Reform  Bill (GRR) was passed at Holyrood on December 22nd.  It has been described as “contentious” by the media and “railroaded”  by the Tories.  The Tories have threatened to block this bill at Westminster.  But there are also dangerous echoes of opposition from another tradition too.  rs21 member Graham Checkley examines the facts,…

The moral panic around drag makes even less sense in the UK’s pantomime season

The following article by Alex/Rose Cocker was first posted by The Canary. It argues that the current  moral panic around drag , whipped up to target trans people  makes even less sense in the UK’s pantomime season.  THE MORAL PANIC AROUND DRAG MAKES EVEN LESS SENSE IN THE UK’S PANTOMIME SEASON The moral panic around…

Holyrood dismantles UN special rapporteur’s arguments against gender recognition reform

The following article by Alex/Rose Cocker was first posted by The Canary. It shows the misrepresentation of the status of the UN special rapporteur, who has been used by those who opposed gender recognition reform, and then deals with the rapporteur’s arguments.  HOLYROOD DISMANTLES UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR’S ARGUMENTS AGAINST GENDER RECOGNITION REFORM On 29 November,…

How anti-trans activists forced Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre into lockdown

The following article by Adam Ramsay of openDemocracy describes the vicious campaign mounted by transphobes in Scotland, directed against Mridul Wadhwa, the director of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre. HOW ANTI-TRANS ACTIVISTS FORCED EDINBURGH RAPE CRISIS CENTRE INTO LOCKDOWN Edinburgh’s Rape Crisis Centre had always kept its front door open so survivors could walk in…

Labor Notes 2022 – which way forward for the movement?

The following article was first posted by Left Voice (US) in the run-up to the very well-attended Labor Notes conference held in Chicago in Chicago in June. Although specific to the situation of rising working class struggle in the USA, it makes many points which apply to the UK. with strong parallels between the role…

Remembering Stonewall

The following article by Keegan O’Brien on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969 was first published by Tribune. REMEMBERING STONEWALL Fifty years ago patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a popular New York City gay bar, fought back against abusive police, and in doing so launched the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement. It’s undeniable that…

A TERF-Far Right alliance has launched a new transphobic onslaught

The following article by Adrien Belarc  was translated from French and posted by Left Voice (USA). It  outlines the growing alliance between trans-exclusionary radical feminists and the Far Right and also the penetration of their ideas into more mainstream discourse. A TERF-FAR RIGHT ALLIANCE HAS LAUNCHED A NEW TRANSPHOBIC ONSLAUGHT  For a few weeks now,…