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#BBCcoverup

Remember the BBC’s anti-trans article from last week? It got even worse. The person quoted most prominently in the article, the one now known to be a rapist, it turns out the BBC probably knew about the accusations against her all along-

-and published anyway, for no reason other than to demonize trans women. Wait. It gets even worse from there, too. Yesterday Lily Cade published what can only be called a manifesto on her own blog, in which she called for the lynching (yes, really, this really happened) of prominent trans women including Caitlyn Jenner, Fallon Fox and the Wachowski Sisters. I’m led to believe at least some of the people she named know about it and have taken steps to protect themselves, but she was also threatening all trans women in the most revolting and violent terms, and-

-Well, the BBC didn’t report on it. Why would they? Not many media outlets did. Newsweek did, if you want to have a look and see what Cade said without having that bile injected directly into your eyeballs. But for the most part, in Britain, just total and complete silence.

This has just been one of the worst weeks I’ve ever witnessed for LGBTQIA people in the UK. I posted some of the information about Cade and the BBC on one of the forums I go to and I got this in response:

Which I’m posting here because it is a perfect snapshot of the UK’s attitude right now to the abuses going on under their nose.

Star Wars’ Pedro Pascal introduces his trans sister to the world with heartfelt message of support

The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal lovingly introduced the world to his sister Lux Pascal as she publicly came out as trans on Tuesday (9 February). In a heartwarming Instagram post, the 45-year-old, who has his pronouns on his social media, uploaded a photograph of Lux’s cover for the Chilean magazine Revista Ya, where she opened up about…

Star Wars’ Pedro Pascal introduces his trans sister to the world with heartfelt message of support — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

Some nice and wholesome news for once. God I love Pedro Pascal, why can’t there be more actors like him?

Joe Biden picks trans coronavirus hero Rachel Levine for crucial health role in historic first

Rachel Levine has been named Joe Biden’s pick for assistant secretary of health, putting her on track to become the first openly trans federal official confirmed by the Senate. 377 more words

Joe Biden picks trans coronavirus hero Rachel Levine for crucial health role in historic first — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

God, the USA is so far ahead of the UK with regards to trans people. Even after four years of Donald Trump.

An imagined conversation

(inspired by this comic)

PERSON A: I can’t believe other people are allowed to just, undergo a medical procedure that changes their life like that.

PERSON B: It’s against nature is what it is!

PERSON A: And they let minors do it! Even though I’ve read so much online about people who regretted it afterwards!

PERSON B: It’s so harmful to both the person AND society! I only vote for politicans who’re against it.

PERSON A: I totally believe in people having ownership over their own body but not when you’re like, denying your own gender!

PERSON B: Exactly! God gave women the ability to have children, that’s what I believe in above all!

PERSON A: Wow, it’s so nice to meet someone who feels the same way as me about transgender issues!

PERSON B: I thought we were talking about abortion.

Elliot Page, Formerly Known As Ellen Page, Comes Out As Non-Binary, Transgender Person: “My Joy Is Real, But It Is Also Fragile” — Deadline

Oscar-nominated Juno actor and star of Umbrella Academy Elliot Page has come out as a non-binary and transgender.  Many may know them as Ellen Page, however, from here on out, the public should refer to them as Elliot Page. The actor shared their experience on their Instagram page. “I want to share with you that…

Elliot Page, Formerly Known As Ellen Page, Comes Out As Non-Binary, Transgender Person: “My Joy Is Real, But It Is Also Fragile” — Deadline

In the UK today started with the news that the formerly inclusive Lush company had been donating to anti-trans charities, plus of course all this, and it ended with Elliot. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster.

Olivia Colman is my queen

First she and many other celebs (including Jameela Jamil and Paloma Faith) signed a letter condemning violence towards trans women, which I know sounds like a sort of non-brainer but I mean have you seen this goddamn country?

Then I found this on Twitter:

Gosh I love her.

First Day

If you haven’t seen this, it’s an Australian miniseries about a transgender girl starting high school, aimed at kids. The BBC just started showing it on CBBC so I watched it all today. It’s very good.

It deals with a lot of things that have (depressingly) been seen in the headlines. Everything from unhelpful adults to cyberbullying to friends suddenly turning out not to be friends after all. Oh some of the cisgender kids in this are awful and every time they came on screen I was like-

-except the main character in this, Hannah, is clearly a better person than me. Seeing her triumph over the bullies in every concievable way is extremely satisfying.

(Also, she is actually played by a trans actress! Evie McDonald.)

I also like that though we’re told about the insults and horrible things hurled Hannah’s way we don’t actually see them most of the time, which is good in that it greatly reduces the chances of anyone having to suddenly relive their own traumatic experiences when watching.

I hope this show encourages and empowers trans kids (it seems to be doing so) but I also kinda hope it makes certain cisgender kids change their behaviour.

Basketball star Dwyane Wade says it was ‘his job’ to educate himself after daughter came out as trans

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has spoken about his transgender daughter in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. The NBA player, who has four children with his wife Gabrielle Union, spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about his 12-year-old Zaya coming out as trans. Dwyane Wade says it was ‘his job’ to educate himself. In an an interview…

Basketball star Dwyane Wade says it was ‘his job’ to educate himself after daughter came out as trans — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are good parents.