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    Remembering SOPHIE

    "SOHPIE’s tragically early passing froze music in time. What stands, crowned by Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, is an impressive but truncated body of work. While we lament SOPHIE’s untimely death, we can also enjoy the music and celebrate the legacy left behind. SOPHIE continues to inspire – both as a person and as a musician – and stands as someone we all can look up to."

    On the right to privacy

    When I was asked to write this piece I initially refused. I refused because now, five years since my first Gender Identity Clinic (GIC)...

    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.

    New College JCR debates gender-neutral bathrooms

    An amended motion is expected to be brought to the JCR today.

    Oxford gears up for Pride Festival

    “While the Queer movement has accomplished so much, there is so much left to be done."

    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

    Uni has ‘systematically failed to listen’ to trans students

    The report found that 65% of transgender students believed the University had a “negative” or “very negative” effect on their mental health

    SU welcomes students responding to Gender Recognition Act consultation

    The SU also made its own submission to the consultation incorporating contributions from members

    Wadham SU will fund students’ travel to Gender Identity clinics

    The SU will be providing £150 per term for students to travel to Gender Identity Clinics

    Quarter of JCRs have transgender rep

    Queen’s College is the latest college to introduce the position

    ‘Dirty protest’ against Somerville’s newly gender-neutral toilets

    An email from Somerville's JCR president requested that the perpetrator "refrain from being a barbaric idiot"

    OUSU pronoun policy story revealed to be fake

    The Sunday Times yesterday claimed that Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) had released a leaflet that “told” students to use ‘ze’ as a gender...

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