transgender

Letters: the joy of a male book club

4 May 2024 9:00 am

The state of our defence Sir: Your article on the etiolated state of European, including Britain’s, defence, is spot on (‘The…

How the Jilly Cooper Book Club turned toxic

27 April 2024 9:00 am

The Jilly Cooper Book Club was set up about a decade ago by two friends who’d had enough of book…

It rarely pays to be ahead of your time

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Following the release of the Cass report deprecating NHS ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors as reliant on rubbish medical research, the…

Why the Cass report won’t change a thing

27 April 2024 9:00 am

The Liberal Democrat candidate in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency recently released a video clip of herself sitting…

The Spectator’s letters page is hazardous

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Question time Sir: Your leading article ‘Sense prevails’ (13 April) is a valuable précis of the Cass Review into NHS…

‘Now I have been made whole’: Lucy Sante’s experience of transition

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Until the age of 66, Sante lived as a deeply divided man. In this story of self-realisation, she describes how transitioning finally ‘lifted the veil’ over her existence

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.…

Why are lesbians no longer welcome at Pride?

28 August 2022 11:13 pm

The lesbian group Get The L Out UK, founded to protest gender ideology and the pressure on same-sex attracted women…

The gender debate is getting nastier

20 August 2022 2:43 am

Elaine Miller is one of the grown-ups. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, with a specialism…

There is no transgender debate

21 June 2022 1:20 am

Anyone still talking about ‘two sides in the transgender debate’ needs to look at the footage from Bristol yesterday. Actually,…

Starmer won't talk about sex and gender. That's a problem

29 March 2022 3:10 am

Sir Keir Starmer doesn’t want to talk about penises. He’s going to have to do it anyway, and he’s not…

The problem with the UK's transgender clinic

12 March 2022 2:30 am

This is not a good time to be a girl. Research from Steer Education last month showed that far too…

How the word ‘woman’ became taboo

27 February 2022 7:30 pm

When I was a little girl, my mum told me that I shouldn’t use the word ‘woman’ – but rather…

Sex, trans rights and the Scottish census

22 January 2022 2:20 am

It takes some doing to make a census interesting. So congratulations to the National Records of Scotland (NRS). NRS, which administers…

J.K. Rowling and the death of nuance

6 January 2022 3:20 am

There are few good things to say about the public conversation around transgender issues, which all too often shows us…

Gender is contentious. The BBC is pretending it isn't

8 December 2021 2:10 am

The BBC has produced its annual 100 Women list, a showcase for women who have done interesting, important things. There’s…

Eddie Redmayne shouldn't regret playing a trans character

22 November 2021 11:46 pm

Eddie Redmayne was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in The Danish Girl, but now he is having second thoughts…

The grim reality of gender reassignment

14 November 2021 9:17 am

Lisa Littman, a doctor and researcher, recently surveyed ‘detransitioners’ — people who thought they were transgender then changed their minds.…

Why liberals must stand with Kathleen Stock

12 October 2021 4:15 am

I know what it feels like to be bullied and vilified for expressing views with which, eventually, many right-minded people…

Help! I don’t know what a cervix is

6 October 2021 9:50 pm

With all this talk of private parts, the political has now gotten very personal. Recently, I was having an argument…

Scotland's census sex muddle is bad news for transgender people

3 September 2021 4:42 am

What is your sex? It is a simple question and one that we can all surely answer. When it comes…

Is it fair for Laurel Hubbard to compete against women?

2 August 2021 4:33 pm

Today, the conversation about transgender rights and the interests of women turns to sport. At the Olympic Games, Laurel Hubbard…

New Zealand's transgender debate is turning nasty

14 July 2021 7:25 pm

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. But now,…

When feminists fight back

12 June 2021 3:45 pm

We have been told that our mere presence as academics makes students feel unsafe. We have been threatened with violence,…

Maya Forstater’s win is a victory for rational thinking

10 June 2021 9:03 pm

At her employment tribunal, two years ago, Maya Forstater was toldthat her views ‘were not worthy of respect in a…