The conversion therapy bill is a thoroughly bad idea

4 November 2023 9:00 am

I was disappointed to learn that Rishi Sunak has reconsidered his opposition to a bill banning conversion therapy. Not because…

How the West plays up to Putin’s caricature

12 August 2023 9:00 am

In an outstanding article in the New York Times, Roger Cohen recounted his experience of travelling across Russia for a…

Rewriting history

22 July 2023 9:00 am

If you don’t subscribe to every last detail of the LGBTQ+ agenda, then basically you are a Nazi. This was…

The UN is wrong about Britain’s treatment of trans people

14 May 2023 3:02 am

Is Britain a hostile environment for trans people? The United Nations’ independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity has delivered…

Harry Styles's behind is the only draw: My Policeman reviewed

22 October 2022 9:00 am

My Policemanis a forbidden love drama starring both Harry Styles – whose bid for movie stardom continues apace – and…

The rise and fall of Tammy Faye

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton explores the remarkable life of televangelist Tammy Faye, and its descent into chaos

Is sanity returning to the trans debate?

1 October 2022 8:05 pm

At last, Mermaids, the UK charity for, in their own words, ‘gender variant and transgender children’ is under the spotlight.…

How the gender debate is dividing Germany

22 August 2021 3:30 pm

Pronoun politics can be something of a minefield. But if you think the gender debate is confusing, spare a thought…

Floods you with fascinating facts: Trees A Crowd reviewed

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Listening to Trees A Crowd, a podcast exploring the ‘56(ish) native trees of the British Isles’, solved one of childhood’s…

Is the EU breaching its UK treaty by failing to protect LGBT rights?

18 June 2021 12:52 am

Has the EU Commission lost any sense of moral value? This week, Hungary, an EU member state, voted to impose…

In praise of the LGB Alliance

24 April 2021 4:00 pm

Once upon a time an organisation was established to campaign for gay and lesbian rights. They faced opposition from the…

Starmer will regret his submission to liberal intolerance

7 April 2021 3:15 am

Keir Starmer obviously regrets visiting Jesus House last week because of the furore it has caused in his own party.…

Brexit and gender are off limits for aspiring authors

7 March 2021 5:30 pm

When a small US publisher accepted my first book for young adults, ‘Crosstrack’, it wasn’t long before things went pear…

A warning from Australia on the transgender debate

13 February 2021 5:00 pm

It’s great that Britain’s high court has ruled that children can’t give informed consent to receive puberty blockers. I only wish…

Is the past being rewritten in LGBT+ history month?

7 February 2021 7:04 pm

Did you know that February is LGBT+ history month? If you have a ‘progressive’ employer you probably do. Banks, universities, local councils,…

Biden's trans rights agenda is bad news for women and girls

22 January 2021 1:36 am

Joe Biden has wasted little time grabbing rights from women and girls across America. On day one, he signed an Executive Order…

2020 was the year the tide turned in the trans wars

30 December 2020 6:55 pm

2020 will, of course, be remembered as the year in which Covid-19 was unleashed on the world. But it is…

Where have all the lesbians gone?

28 December 2020 9:30 pm

I miss lesbians. It is true that most homosexual men don’t have too many integrated in our lives, but most…

The limits of trans tolerance

19 December 2020 6:27 am

Andy Wightman is — or, as of this afternoon, was — the most independent-minded Green member of the Scottish parliament.…


The subtle sexism of ‘feminist’ Democrats

7 November 2020 2:27 am

Over the past five years, we’ve seen an endless stream of hand-wringing and hysteria around the misogyny of Donald Trump.…


Hollywood’s transrace hypocrisy

10 September 2020 2:30 am

It is an article of fashionable faith that genetic differences in sex are meaningless and malleable, but genetic differences in…

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Tom Wolf, king of distraction

15 August 2020 4:40 am

Cockburn’s old compadre, Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis, stirred up the internet mob again this week when she dared…

Halle Berry and the death of acting

9 July 2020 5:50 am

Quick bit of movie trivia: what do actors Felicity Huffman, Eddie Redmayne, Hillary Swank, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Glenn Close, Jeffrey…

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The Pride of Joy Reid

26 June 2020 7:21 am

Why isn’t MSNBC proud? The progressive cable network have been scratching their heads over who should fill the 7 p.m.…


The conservative legal movement is dead

22 June 2020 12:18 am

Imagine if Sonia Sotomayor, once she got on the Supreme Court, started ruling like Clarence Thomas. I know, I know,…