The Tavistock Appeal Court ruling

Sep 17, 2021 by

from Transgender Trend: We are disappointed at the decision of the Appeal Court today to uphold the appeal of the Tavistock  and Portman NHS Foundation Trust against the decision of the Divisional Court in Bell & Mrs A v Tavistock. The Appeal was allowed on the basis that the Divisional Court did not hold that the use of puberty blockers to treat gender dysphoria is unlawful, and that the declaration and guidance issued by the Divisional Court covered areas of disputed fact, expert...

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Stories ‘My church didn’t know what to do with me’ – Libby’s transgender story

Sep 15, 2021 by

By Libby Littlewood, Premier: During her teenage years Libby Littlewood pleaded with God to make her ‘feel like a girl’. With her prayers seemingly unanswered, she transitioned to live as a man aged 17, before being convicted by God to de-transition in her early twenties. Here’s her story in full. Having been brought up in a Christian family, the Lord was no stranger to me. When I was four, we moved to a small Baptist church. At six, I had my first tangible encounter with the Holy Spirit. When...

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installs its first openly transgender bishop

Sep 14, 2021 by

from Daily Mail: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral on Saturday. The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church’s 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada. ‘My call is … to be up to the same messy, loving things I was up to before,’ Rohrer told worshippers. ‘But mostly, if you’ll let me, and I...

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Can we combine compassion and truth in response to transgender?

Sep 13, 2021 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Andrew Bunt, who is Assistant Pastor at King’s Church, Hastings and Bexhill, has written a fascinating and helpful Grove Booklet on welcoming and supporting transgender people in the Grove Pastoral series, under the title People not Pronouns: Reflections on Transgender Experience. I asked him about the background to writing the booklet, and the interesting approach that he took to this important pastoral question. IP: You start the booklet with a very honest account of...

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The viral internet video that prompted the Wi Spa scandal should be a wake-up call for women everywhere

Sep 11, 2021 by

by Julie Bindel, Mail+: It was a film that polarised social media, but when the story of Wi Spa in Los Angeles broke, conflicting reports emerged of what happened. A woman had angrily reported, while filming herself, that a ‘man’ had exposed himself to a child in a steam room. However, since 2019, transgender people in California can self-identify as the opposite sex without going through any medical or psychological evaluation, with official documentation such as driving licences being...

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NHS gender identity clinic whistleblower wins damages

Sep 5, 2021 by

by David Connett, Observer: Child safeguarding expert awarded £20,000 after bringing claim against Tavistock and Portman trust. A child safeguarding expert who faced vilification after raising concerns about the safety of children undergoing treatment at a London NHS gender identity clinic has won an employment tribunal case against the hospital trust. Sonia Appleby, 62, was awarded £20,000 after an employment tribunal ruled the NHS’s Tavistock and Portman trust’s treatment of her damaged her...

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