Transgender rights

Swimming’s governing body bans trans athletes from elite women’s races
A swimmer in training
Talking point

Swimming’s governing body bans trans athletes from elite women’s races

Fina may introduce an ‘open’ category to allow trans swimmers to compete at highest level
20 Jun 2022
‘France looks more ungovernable than ever’
Emmanuel Macron
Instant Opinion

‘France looks more ungovernable than ever’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
20 Jun 2022
One in 20 young Americans identify as trans or non-binary
The transgender flag
In Brief

One in 20 young Americans identify as trans or non-binary

New research suggests that 44% of US adults know someone who is transgender
10 Jun 2022
Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?
Ricky Gervais on The Late Show
Today’s big question

Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?

Comedian defends show by saying his ‘target’ was ‘trans activist ideology’
26 May 2022
SIDS, Tasers and Alabaman rights
Ambulances parked outside an NHS hospital in London.
Podcasts

SIDS, Tasers and Alabaman rights

Are we closer to understanding sudden infant death syndrome? Has a Trump-appointed judge given hope to trans Americans? And do too many British police…
20 May 2022
Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch
J.K. Rowling
Behind the scenes

Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch

Event attended by gender critical figures including Rosie Duffield and Maya Forstater
12 Apr 2022
Why did the government U-turn on its trans conversion therapy ban?
LGBTQ+ protesters
In Brief

Why did the government U-turn on its trans conversion therapy ban?

2018 survey found trans people twice as likely as gays to be offered interventions
8 Apr 2022

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Will Jamie Wallis change the tone of the Tory trans debate?
Jamie Wallis MP
Why we’re talking about . . .

Will Jamie Wallis change the tone of the Tory trans debate?

Conservative LGBT+ patron hopes ‘divided’ party can now have more ‘respectful’ discussion
31 Mar 2022
Where the UK parties stand on trans rights
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Where the UK parties stand on trans rights

Keir Starmer has called for a more ‘respectful’ debate on transgender issues – but Labour’s stance is unclear
15 Mar 2022
‘Discussion around trans identity is becoming J.K. Rowling’s new brand’
J.K. Rowling
Instant Opinion

‘Discussion around trans identity is becoming J.K. Rowling’s new brand’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
14 Mar 2022
Religious tolerance, trans treatment and police misogyny
The star of David
Podcasts

Religious tolerance, trans treatment and police misogyny

Is the Arab world re-embracing its Jews? Are the rights of LGBTQ+ people under threat? And do the police have a misogyny problem?
28 Jan 2022
Rod Liddle: culture war in Durham
Rod Liddle
Why we’re talking about . . .

Rod Liddle: culture war in Durham

Having exercised their right to free speech, both sides of the latest culture wars skirmish ‘should move on’
16 Dec 2021
Controversial transgender and migration views are not hate crimes, says report
Trans rights protest
In Depth

Controversial transgender and migration views are not hate crimes, says report

Law Commission decides that gender critical arguments should be protected as ‘freedom of expression’
7 Dec 2021
‘Azeem Rafiq’s intervention is a golden opportunity to make cricket more inclusive’
Azeem Rafiq
Instant Opinion

‘Azeem Rafiq’s intervention is a golden opportunity to make cricket more inclusive’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
17 Nov 2021
The trans debate: a fiercely-fought battleground in the nation’s culture wars
A protester holds a ‘True Feminism Is Trans-Inclusive’ placard during a trans rights demonstration outside Downing Street
In Depth

The trans debate: a fiercely-fought battleground in the nation’s culture wars

How rights for transgender people has become a major issue in the UK
12 Nov 2021
Kathleen Stock resigns: the ‘hounding’ of an academic on the front line of transgender rights debate
Trans rights activists demonstrating in Edinburgh
In Brief

Kathleen Stock resigns: the ‘hounding’ of an academic on the front line of transgender rights debate

Sussex University students claim ‘trans and non-binary students are safer and happier for it’
4 Nov 2021
How Labour’s cervix problem began
Labour leader Keir Starmer arrives at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel on the opening day of the Labour Party conference
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Labour’s cervix problem began

Party’s transphobia row has been raging for more than a year - with Keir Starmer finally weighing in on debate
27 Sep 2021
What are gender-critical beliefs?
Weight lifter Laurel Hubbard
Today’s big question

What are gender-critical beliefs?

Judge-led panel ruled that such views should be protected under the Equality Act
27 Jul 2021
Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?
The transgender flag
In Brief

Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?

Cost of a gender recognition certificate application is reduced from £140 to £5
6 May 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Kushner, puberty and a telescopic loss
Senior Trump advisor Jared Kushner
In Review

The Week Unwrapped: Kushner, puberty and a telescopic loss

What is Jared Kushner up to? How will a new court ruling affect young trans people? And why was a great telescope left to rot?
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Tories should hope that Trump loses’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Tories should hope that Trump loses’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 9 September
9 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 8 July
8 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’
UK lockdown coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 July
7 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: no nuance in the ‘age of identity politics’
JK Rowling
In Depth

Instant Opinion: no nuance in the ‘age of identity politics’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 12 June
12 Jun 2020
Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 June
Winston Churchill statue
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 June

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12 Jun 2020
Reaction: J.K. Rowling reveals sexual assault in trans essay
J.K. Rowling
In Depth

Reaction: J.K. Rowling reveals sexual assault in trans essay

Harry Potter author says experiences as a domestic abuse survivor influenced decision to speak out
11 Jun 2020
Why everyone’s talking about J.K. Rowling’s trans tweets
JK Rowling
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about J.K. Rowling’s trans tweets

Harry Potter author facing online backlash over ‘anti-trans comments’
8 Jun 2020
Why are transgender hate crime rates soaring?
london pride
In Depth

Why are transgender hate crime rates soaring?

New figures show number of reported incidents in UK has risen by 81%
27 Jun 2019
How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?
230217-wd-transgender-bathroom.jpg
In Depth

How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?

Scotland puts transgender reforms on hold following outcry
21 Jun 2019
Dallas deaths: why are black transgender women being killed?
Chynal Lindsey
In Depth

Dallas deaths: why are black transgender women being killed?

Police call in FBI amid fears of serial attacker
5 Jun 2019
Brighton schools hand out pronoun stickers for trans pupils
Pronouns sticker
In Brief

Brighton schools hand out pronoun stickers for trans pupils

The labels are part of a city council campaign to prevent ‘misgendering’
3 Apr 2019
Catholic quizzed by police for ‘misgendering’ transwoman
In Brief

Catholic quizzed by police for ‘misgendering’ transwoman

Caroline Farrow to be interviewed under caution following complaint about Twitter comments
20 Mar 2019
Caster Semenya case ‘threatens to destroy women’s sport’
Caster Semenya
In Depth

Caster Semenya case ‘threatens to destroy women’s sport’

The Olympic champion is appealing against new rules for ‘hyperandrogenic’ competitors
18 Feb 2019
Baby born to trans man in landmark birth certificate case
Baby's feet
In Brief

Baby born to trans man in landmark birth certificate case

The child baby could become the first person without a legal mother
13 Feb 2019
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