Appearances on TV, radio and in print media


On children with Patrick Christys, 15 May 2023
On schools policy with Jacob Rees-Mogg, 19 April 2023
On childrenwith Patrick Christys, 6 April 2023
On single sex spaces with Freda Wallace and Rosanna Lockwood, 5 April 2023
On drag queens in schools with Peter Tatchell and Patrick Christys, 28 February 2023
On prisons policy with Patrick Christys, 6 February 2023
On the Scottish GRR Bill with Rita Panahi, 23 January 2023
On teacher strikes with Jeremy Kyle, 17 January 2023
On the blocking of the Scottish GRR bill with Peter Tatchell and Laurence Fox, 16 January 2023
On census data with Partick Christys, 6 January 2023
On prisons with Kate Coleman and Bev Turner, 15 November 2022
On misgendering with Emma Webb and Andrew Doyle, 2 October 2022
On misgendering with Nana Akua, 30 September 2022
On the closure of GIDS with Mark Steyn, 28 July 2022
On Sport with Peter Tatchell, Nana Akua and Mercy Muroki, 20 June 2022
On Gender Identity teaching, protests and sport with Andrew Doyle, 19 June 2022
On schools and pronouns with Nana Akua, 28 May 2022
On schools with Peter Tatchell, Ranvir Singh and Ben Shephard, 28 April 2022
On trans-identified children with Nana Akua, 23 April 2022
On trans spaces with Nana Akua, 9 April 2022
On pronouns with Jane Hamlin and Andrew Doyle. 13 February 2022
On the GDST admissions policy with Alex Phillips. 3 January 2022
On Stonewall with Andrew Doyle. 20 June 2021
On sport with Peter Tatchell and Andrew Doyle. 21 November 2021
On Trans Rights Activism with George Galloway. 11 December 2021
On Women’s Rights
On Sport
On Children
On transition


This Largely Unknown Psychological Phenomenon May Be Driving Men To Become Trans, Experts Say by Laurel Duggan, Daily Caller, 24 April 2023

Transgender teacher baffled companies would partner with ‘juvenile’ Dylan Mulvaney: ‘It’s ridiculous’ by Kristine Parks, Fox News, 16 April 2023

Transgender teacher speaks out against ‘Naked Education’ show featuring 14-year-olds: ‘It’s just wrong’ by Lindsay Kornick, Fox News. 6 April 2023

Some Members of Trans Community Support Ricky Gervais Amid Netflix Backlash by Jamie Burton, Newsweek. 31 May 2022

Criminalising conversion therapy: Northern Ireland must avoid – not mimic – Canada’s new law says transgender writer by Adam Kula, Belfast Newsletter. 10 January 2022

Debbie Hayton, la referente trans que aplaude el fallo de la justicia británica contra el pasaporte no binario by Claudia Peiro [Spanish 🇦🇷 🇪🇸 ], infobae. 27 December 2021

La physicienne trans Debbie Hayton dit qu’Eddie Redmayne avait droit de jouer Lili Elbe dans The Danish Girl, News FR-24 [French 🇫🇷 ]. 23 November 2021

Transgender physicist says Eddie Redmayne was right to play Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl by Jo Tweedy, Mail Online. 23 November 2021

As lésbicas acusadas de transfobia por recusarem sexo com mulheres trans by Caroline Lowbridge, BBC News [Portuguese 🇧🇷 🇵🇹 ]. 26 October 2021

‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’ by Caroline Lowbridge, BBC News. 26 October 2021

The trans women who support women’s rights by Peter Stanford, The Telegraph. 16 October 2021

Trans community rallies to defence of threatened professor Kathleen Stock by Katie Gibbons, The Times. 12 October 2021

Debbie Hayton: la trans que reniega de la ideología transgénero y critica la negación de la biología by Claudia Peiro [Spanish 🇦🇷 🇪🇸 ], infobae. 28 August 2021

Micro peni all’uncinetto per bimbi trans: l’ultima follia Lgbt by Serena Pizzi [Italian 🇮🇹 ], il Giornale. 1 July 2021

Debbie Hayton: trans d’un autre genre by Sylvie Perez [French 🇫🇷], Causeur. 23 June 2021

Twenty-five NI groups sign letter to Robin Swann about ‘women and pregnant people’ by Adam Kula, Belfast Newsletter. 25 March 2021

Belfast transgender case ‘could have nation-wide repercussions’ by Adam Kula, Belfast Newsletter. 8 December 2020

One Transwoman Speaks Out on the Dangers of Trans Extremism by Madeline Kearns, National Review. 25 February 2020

The Gender Recognition Act is controversial – can a path to common ground be found? by Gaby Hinsliff, The Guardian. 10 May 2018

Transgender women criticise reform by Lucy Bannerman, The Times. 6 November 2017

This Is What It’s Like Being A Transgender Teacher In Britain by Matthew Champion, Buzzfeed. 17 April 2016


On schools policy with Julia Hartley-Brewer, 18 April 2023
On transition, children and Joe Biden with Charles Thomas and Dan Proft WIND 560AM Chicago, 6 April 2023
On Keir Starmer with Julia Hartley-Brewer, 3 April 2023
On GIDS with Kevin O’Sullivan, 14 February 2023
On prisons with Julia Hartley-Brewer, 26 January 2023
On Eddie Izzard with James Whale and Ash, 6 October 2022
On the closure of GIDS with Kevin O’Sullivan, 29 July 2022
On the closure of GIDS with Nick Ferrari, 29 July 2022
On sport and toilets with Kate and Adnrew Castle, 17 July 2022
On BBC impartiality with Cristo Foufas, 18 June 2022
On the NHS website with Rachel Johnson, 12 June 2022
On the NHS website with Nick Ferrari, 7 June 2022
On Ricky Gervais with Cristo Foufas, 28 May 2022
On Lia Thomas with James Whale and Ash
On GRA reform with Sophie Grace Chappell on the Kaye Adams Show, BBC Radio Scotland 21 February 2022

On the controversy following Adele’s remarks at the 2022 Brit Awards with Frank Morano, WABC Radio (New York). 18 February 2022

On the GDST admissions policy with Julia Hartley-Brewer. 3 January 2022
On the trans rights debate with James Max. 30 December 2021
On Transition
On JK Rowling
On transgender activism and the attack on Kathleen Stock
On JK Rowling
On Quidditch
On GRA Reform
Debbie Hayton

Physics teacher and trade unionist, originally from the north of England.

As a trans person I have written extensively about what it means to be trans, and how trans people can be accommodated in society without compromising the rights of other vulnerable groups.

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