A Load of Balls – The U -Turn on Gender Recognition

At the end of what has been a pretty traumatic week for transgender people came the news that most of us had been expecting but still hoping not to hear. This was the announcement that the Government will not be proceeding with plans to amend the Gender Recognition Act to permit self-declaration (as has been permitted in the Republic of Ireland since 2015) despite this … Continue reading A Load of Balls – The U -Turn on Gender Recognition

Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter Five

The continuation of the story of Delphine’s schooldays I am writing in collaboration with Posy Churchgate. Read Chapter Four here  ST. FAITH’S SCHOOL – SEPTEMBER 1952 Lotbiniere was shaking as I slammed he door of my study. She was only half dressed, carrying her tarty shoes and bag. I walked up and down before saying anything, to heighten her anxiety. – “Take those tarty shoes … Continue reading Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter Five