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Opinion: The Burchill controversy – a mixed blessing for the trans community

I have followed recent mainstream media events unfolding around the transgender community with a mixture of excitement, anxiety and sadness.

Excitement, because it is rare that trans issues get coverage that isn’t designed to portray us as perpetrators of some hideous evil. Even though the stories started with biased coverage in the Guardian about a doctor under investigation by the General Medical Council, it turned into something more positive when the #TransDocFail hashtag lead to LibDem Councillor Sarah Brown discussing the issue on BBC Radio. Even the continuation of bad reporting had a silver lining, when Julie Burchill’s

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  • User AvatarMartin 25th Oct - 11:00am
    I think the EU-Canada trade debacle shows just what shambles the EU has become, thank goodness we are getting out before it completely self destructs.
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 25th Oct - 10:56am
    @John Peters / Joe Otten More recently, the National Police Chiefs' Council also report, "New figures released by the Home Office show that the 19...
  • User AvatarStevan Rose 25th Oct - 10:55am
    http://news.npcc.police.uk/releases/increases-in-hate-crime-incidents-driven-by-better-reporting Looks like hate crime has been falling again and some of the earlier increase was down to improved reporting.
  • User AvatarZ 25th Oct - 10:50am
    This is an argument against the EU, not one for it.
  • User AvatarPaul King 25th Oct - 10:27am
    There is much to be done in modifying Brexit and helping it to defeat itself - which it may do - but we have to...
  • User AvatarLester Holloway 25th Oct - 10:22am
    An excellent speech from Tim, which shows more ambition in challenging racism and prejudice. For the Runnymede Trust, an independent thinktank, this event will be...