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The Morning Star and tackling transphobia
morning star
AWLFri, 06/07/2018 - 09:42

In the justified storm of criticism following the Morning Star’s publication of an anti-trans open letter, a number of critical open letters have been circulated in response. 

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Tatchell arrested for LGBT Chechens
Tatchell arrested in Russia
SJWThu, 21/06/2018 - 12:03

While he isn’t perfect and I don’t idolise him, Peter Tatchell is one of my heroes. He has consistently put his own safety on the line for the sake of human rights, especially LGBT+ rights.

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Defend Nic Shall

Submitted by SJW on 14 June, 2018 - 9:22 Author: a Bristol student
Defend Nic shall

This Friday, 14 June, a trans student and pro-trans activist, Nic Shall, will face the University of Bristol’s disciplinary board for writing an open letter to the University calling for the cancellation of the “A Woman’s Place UK” (WPUK) event in Bristol.

WPUK are an organisation campaigning against proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA). These reforms would allow trans people to change the gender on their birth certificates by self-declaration without requiring a medical diagnosis through a long, intrusive, expensive and degrading procedure.

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Submitted by Zac Muddle on Thu, 14/06/2018 - 23:54

The location has changed, its now 31 Great George street, not Senate House

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Diversifying sexuality
Queer Sex
SJWWed, 30/05/2018 - 11:36

This book that is simultaneously poignant, thought-provoking, ground-breaking and refreshingly honest.

Subtitled as ‘A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships,’ Queer Sex is really a first foray into the possibilities of trans sexuality, intimacy and desire. This foray dovetails with Roche’s own experiences as a trans woman seeking intimacy and fulfilling sexual relationships.

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120 bpm: a window into the AIDS crisis
120 bpm
SJWTue, 22/05/2018 - 20:29

Based on some of the direct experience of its director Robin Campillo, 120 bpm is an affecting drama about ACT UP Paris.

ACT UP was formed in 1987 in New York but chapters spread across the US and Europe based on a militant, direct action approach to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. At the centre of this film is the relationship between two members — Sean, a founder member, HIV+, angry and militant and the new recruit Nathan, quieter, HIV- and new to the activist world.

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Gender: the right to chose
WL61
SJWWed, 09/05/2018 - 15:29

Download pdf or read online.

This is a discussion document which forms the background to agreeing policy in the AWL; the document seeks to reflect the areas where there is substantial consensus, rather than the discrete areas of difference and some differences of emphasis.

SUMMARY

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Workers' Liberty 3/61: Gender: The right to chose
WL61
SJWWed, 09/05/2018 - 15:24

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Protest Trump on 14 JulySJWWed, 25/04/2018 - 11:15

In January 2018, US President Donald Trump cancelled a planned trip to the UK.

His stated reason was that the famously unsuccessful realtor didn’t fancy the “off-location” US Embassy. But the real reason was almost certainly that Trump wanted to duck the huge wave of protest that anyone could see would meet any visit. The racist, authoritarian and climate-change-denying policies of the Trump administration stoked a storm of indignation and a series of huge rallies at the very suggestion of his visit.

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Support trans peoples' rights!
Trans solidarity flag
AWLMon, 23/04/2018 - 12:58

The AWL has been discussing the theory and politics of transgender identity and rights. This is the policy we have passed; we are continuing our discussion.

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Solidarity for both trans rights and women's rightsJanineThu, 29/03/2018 - 11:37

By Janine Booth

This is a discussion document which forms the background to agreeing policy in the AWL; the document seeks to reflect the areas where there is substantial consensus, rather than the discrete areas of difference and some differences of emphasis.

SUMMARY

- We support transgender rights and express our solidarity with trans people. We oppose prejudice, hostility and discrimination against trans people, and advocate support and compassion towards them.

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