Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Tags Trans rights

Tag: trans rights

Transgender healthcare inequality: The life and death battle for adequate treatment

"It is clear that unacceptably long wait times, costly treatment and poor general care are endangering transgender people who encounter roadblocks to treatment at all stages. The light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, is fueled by the success stories of trans people who have received their treatment or have had positive experiences with medical professionals."

THE NAME GAME: A personal reflection on the ‘transtrenderism’ trend

"It’s taken a while, but I’m slowly coming to terms with the idea that even if I do change my mind in the end, there is nothing inherently wrong with taking the time to explore one’s identity."
The transgender flag, composed of five horizontal stripes: light blue at top and bottom, followed by light pink and white in the middle.

Colleges raise transgender flag for trans awareness week

"Some Oxford colleges, such as Balliol College and Merton College, will be raising the transgender pride flag for trans awareness week this November. ... the flag is symmetrical so that “no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives”." 

Updated trans athlete guidance: Unnuanced and exclusionary

My views here may be shaded by the fact that sailing events are generally mixed-gender, and women regularly out-compete men, especially at the university level. The SCEG suggests that trans women should be excluded from any sport they legally can be, by assuming that they hold some unfair physical advantage. The policy is overbroad and lacks nuance. The guidance does make one point I do agree with, that a "one-size-fits-all" approach is folly, and the only people that can really make this judgment are specific sporting bodies themselves. It would be a mistake, in my view, to rob trans women of the incredible adventure of competitive sport because of an assumption of advantage. Women's sports are not overrun with trans women; in fact, trans athletes are underrepresented in sport at all levels.

Matt Hancock challenged by Oxford student over trans healthcare

Mr Hancock was at Mansfield College for the G7 health summit, when a student challenged him over the long delays experienced by trans people trying to access support.

Student Profile: Elliot Brooke

I log onto a zoom call to be greeted by an array of colours: placards from protests cascade down the walls, various rainbow objects...

Oxford stands against transphobia

A demonstration in support of trans rights will be held today in response to a meeting of self-described feminist group Woman’s Place UK (WPUK)....

NUS Trans and International officers axed amidst bankruptcy cutbacks

NUS has also been forced to let half of its staff go and sell its London headquarters

Magdalen JCR votes to introduce ‘gender expression’ fund

The motion noted that items such as these “can go a long way towards preventing gender dysphoria."

Magdalen to appoint new trans rep

A motion to establish a new position of transgender representative on the Magdalen College JCR committee was passed unanimously at a meeting on Sunday...