Queer

Tim Farron has voted against LGBT rights and women’s rights

First off, yes I know Theresa May and most Tories are worse. Don’t vote for them. But because loads of people are annoyed at Labour right now for various reasons, reasonable people are considering voting Liberal Democrat, forgiving them for their coalition with the Tories where they broke all...

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A trans-inclusive Marxist feminist approach to gender

Recently the Morning Star, a left-wing newspaper that I think is generally great, published an article which claimed that “Women are not oppressed based on our identities, we are oppressed on the basis of our female biology“. Rather than highlight and repeat my concerns with that article, I thought it might...

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E-campaigning forum email list demographics

Trans/genderqueer friendly survey/user data capture methodology

For a number of years I’ve been naming and shaming websites which force you to choose from binary gender options (male/female). This is because some people aren’t male or female, or don’t really want to tell a website which they are. They might be genderqueer, somewhere in-between or outside...

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Council apology for misunderstanding social media intelligence & inappropriate delivery of information by the police

Background: Police intimidation of queer anti-austerity activist in Brighton Morning Star: Police monitored LGBT activist Gay rights activist ‘intimidated’ by police over Pride bbq she knew nothing about Thank you to Penny Thompson, Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council, for her straightforward apology for my experience with...

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