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Internalised homophobia, sexism, and ‘sounding gay’

Internalised homophobia, sexism, and ‘sounding gay’ David Thorpe’s documentary Do I Sound Gay? follows his journey through speech therapy as he attempts to adjust his voice

What does it mean to be non-binary?

What does it mean to be non-binary? The Tories’ determination not to recognise people who are non-binary helps spread fear and prejudice. Isabel Ringrose spoke to people at the sharp end of this pernicious form of discrimination

Cowboys—a Western that’s also a coming out journey

Cowboys—a Western that’s also a coming out journey A trans boy and his father go on the run in search of freedom, in this welcome exploration of the tensions that can accompany coming out

Safe—stories of survival

Safe—stories of survival Safe—a new digital theatre production—tells the real stories of four young LGBT+ people facing homelessness or living in difficult circumstances

Letters—British Gas workers suffer at hands of selfish bosses

Letters—British Gas workers suffer at hands of selfish bosses Over the last five years British Gas has dumped on employees from the highest height with countless business area closures, restructures, shift changes and wage freezes.

Pandemic has worsened inequality and state repression, warns Amnesty report

Pandemic has worsened inequality and state repression, warns Amnesty report Inequality, oppression and state repression have deepened across the globe during the pandemic, according to a damning new report.

Letters—The police put us in danger at protests in Newcastle

26 March 2021
Our demonstration in Newcastle against the police bill and violence against women wasn’t as dramatic as the one in Bristol. But the police made us less safe.

LETTERS—Smash the capitalist system that causes women’s oppression

13 March 2021
I was not shocked to discover that recent research has found almost all young women in Britain have experienced sexual harassment.

International round-up—France, Switzerland, Tunisia and Myanmar

09 March 2021
Thousands of people joined marches in the run-up to International Women’s Day across France last weekend.

Letters—Catalan political prisoners and the fight for independence

09 March 2021
Catalonian struggles + International Working Women's Day + Trans rights + Anti-Traveller racism

Pride, Politics and Protest—a new pamphlet on how to end LGBT+ oppression

20 February 2021
The central theme of the new pamphlet Pride, Politics and Protest—A Revolutionary Guide to LGBT+ Liberation is that people have the power to end oppression.

LETTERS—Give black people ownership of coronavirus vaccinations

14 February 2021
Take up of the coronavirus vaccine has been much higher than expected. A quarter of the British adult population is now vaccinated.

Masterpiece drama It’s a Sin tells the hidden stories of the Aids crisis

29 January 2021
It’s a Sin is both a joyful celebration of self expression—and an angry tribute to those whose lives were betrayed by homophobia

LETTERS—Anti-trans court ruling is an attack on autonomy for all

15 December 2020
A high Court judicial review earlier this month outlawed the use of puberty blockers for young trans people unless they can persuade doctors to go to court on their behalf.

High Court decision over puberty blockers will put trans young people at risk

03 December 2020
The High Court of Justice has just made a shocking and disastrous decision that reflects the poisonous atmosphere generated against trans people in recent times. It has reportedly left many young trans people distraught.

LETTERS - Tory move on the GRA shows the battle is on for trans rights

28 September 2020
When it was announced that the Tories would not reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) it felt like just another strike in the assault against trans people.

Reports round up: Workers at Burton’s won’t let bosses take the biscuit

22 September 2020
Workers at Burton’s won’t let bosses take the biscuit

Busting the bigoted myths told about transgender people

20 September 2020
JK Rowling’s new book has ignited fury because it’s about a male serial killer who dresses up in women’s clothing. Sophie Squire takes apart the myths that paint trans women as a threat 

Anger, militancy and radicalism on Trans+ pride march

13 September 2020
London Trans+ Pride hit the streets of central London to call for transgender rights.

Socialist on ballot paper for Unison general secretary + Soas strike vote + Trans rights march

07 September 2020
Socialist candidate Paul Holmes has won enough nominations to guarantee a place on the ballot paper for the Unison union general secretary election.

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