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Transgender

Will North Wales’ new ‘agender’ mayor accept your apology?

Apparently, saying sorry isn’t always enough

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Español Free Speech

Cómo Richard Dawkins fue víctima de la policía del pensamiento transgénero

La ideología de la identidad de género es una nueva religión. Sus fieles denuncian a los no creyentes, consiguen estigmatizarlos socialmente y los llevan al tribunal de la fe. La última víctima de la inquisición es el conocido crítico de la fe religiosa Richard Dawkins, a quien la la Asociación Humanista Estadounidense despojó ayer de su premio ‘Humanista del año’ de 1996.

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Children

Kids of 2 becoming trans, young girls being taught to bind their breasts: Symptoms of an LGBTQ+ crusade that’s out of control

Parents, politicians and policymakers cannot simply hope that militant trans activism is a passing fad that will one day go away by itself. Children are being harmed, and we need to take action to stop it now.

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Children

Why are we celebrating a four-year-old transitioning?

Children are too young to make that kind of decision

“We are so proud of him and so proud of the choice that he has made”.

Yesterday Matthew and Klara told This Morning about Stormy, their transgender-identified child who decided that she was a boy at two-years-old.

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Free Speech

Edinburgh University rules won’t help trans people

Not everyone wants to trumpet their gender dysphoria

As part of new guidance on transgender issues, lecturers at Edinburgh University have been told to avoid using ‘microinsults’ like: ‘I wanted to be a boy when I was a child’. It’s probably a good thing that I do not teach there, since I certainly wanted to be a girl.

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COVID-19

Covid-19 lockdowns arguably hit kids harder than adults. And that wasn’t only unfair – it also put them in danger

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a disaster for children. Lockdowns and school closures have impacted far more than their education, as the record number of calls to a British child-abuse helpline have revealed.

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Sport

Caitlyn Jenner is right about transgender athletes and women’s sports

Caitlyn Jenner – gold medallist in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics – is now in the running to the be the next governor of California.

These days, Jenner is more famous for marrying into the Kardashians before a very public transition in 2015. ‘Call me Caitlyn,’ screamed the headlines at the time.

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Sex and Gender

If Sam Smith’s new tattoo of a boy in stilettos and underwear is what ‘non-binary gender’ means, then I want nothing to do with it

How can a human being be neither a man nor a woman? Sam Smith thinks they are, but what this means beyond grammatically inconvenient pronouns is hard to fathom.

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Sex and Gender

In praise of the LGB Alliance

Once upon a time an organisation was established to campaign for gay and lesbian rights. They faced opposition from the outset. They were widely condemned, even called out as a hate group when they talked about same-sex attraction. When they sought charitable status, a petition was launched, urging the Charities Commission to reject the application. Tens of thousands of people signed it.

But this was not the dark days of the 1980s, when Section 28 stopped councils and schools ‘promoting the teaching of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship’. This is now.

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Legal

Police and Crime Commissioners are being elected on Thursday – but you can still find out your candidates’ policies

Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected next week across much of England and Wales. These elections may struggle to excite the voters – turnout in 2016 failed to reach 30% in many areas – but those chosen have the power to hire and fire Chief Constables. They hold the police to account, and they are responsible for “the totality of policing.”