Steph's Place

Guest Writers Page

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 26

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the nearly completed case of  the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

Firstly, this blog is an opinion on matters as they proceed, and I have no part in the case. I am merely viewing aspects from the outside, like many others. I am preparing this in a non-professional capacity, but I do have some experience at giving expert evidence at tribunal over many years.

...more

Nobody sensible - Trans Women/Men and Adoptive Parents: An Analogy

By Sophie Grace Chappell

Maybe we should think of it like this: Trans women/men are to women/men as adoptive parents are to parents. There are disanalogies of course, and the morality of adoption is a large issue in itself which I can’t do full justice to here. Still, the analogies are, I think, important and instructive.

...more

Exploring the lies and hysteria around healthcare for trans kids

By Linda Wall

May 10th was the State Opening of Parliament.

Included in the Queen’s Speech (read by Prince Charles) was a bill to ban conversion therapy, which controversially excluded trans conversion therapy. Almost the entire LGBT community were united in opposing the exclusion, and in a neatly orchestrated stunt, dozens of MPs were photographed in and around Westminster that day, holding up protest signs.

...more

EHRC Single-Sex-Space Guidance. A reply from Robin Moria White Old Square Chambers

Robin Moira White

Intro:

In April 2022 the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘EHRC’) have published on its website new ‘guidance’ on the provision of separate or single-sex services, and, in particular, the exclusion of trans people from those services.

This a shockingly poor piece of work and lends credibility to the suggestion that the EHRC........

...more

Call for participants: PhD research project

Call for participants: PhD research project exploring sexual and gender minorities’ experiences of sexual violence and access to sexual violence support services.

...more

Trans Inclusion in Sport

By Linda Wall

Sport should be open to everyone. Sporting competitions should be fair, and seen to be fair. Two simple goals that sound totally non-controversial, but which are at a centre of a storm that’s shaking apart the sporting world.

...more

What (On Earth) do Lesbian and Gay People Think They Will Gain by Removing Rights from the Trans Community?

By Prof. Stephen Whittle OBE, PhD, DLaws, FAcSS, MA

This month more than 20 LGBT+ organisations including Stonewall, and the Good Law Project, requested the United Nations review evidence that demonstrates how the UK’s Equalities and Human Right’s Commission (the EHRC) is no longer operating independently of the UK government, therefore is no longer fit for purpose. They asked that the EHRC be stripped of its ‘A rating, which allows it to participate in the UN Human Rights Council.

...more

Are The EHRC Fit For Purpose?

Opinion by Linda Wall

On 2nd February, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) took the unusual step of publishing a statement on Twitter “in response to allegations surrounding the integrity of our Commissioners”.

...more

Opinion: Understanding the extent of hatred directed at trans people

An opinion piece by Freda Wallace

You have to forgive some people for not fully understanding the extent of hatred directed at trans people on social media. It's not that they don't care - it's sometimes because the language has become coded and rarefied; it can be alienating if you don't know your 'GC' from your 'TERF' to the 'TRA'.

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 25

Opinion: By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the nearly completed case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

OPINION: The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 24.

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the nearly completed case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 11

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 12

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of  the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 13

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 14

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 15

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 16

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of  the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 17

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 18

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 19

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 20

By Nicola Rose


I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 21

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 22

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 23

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 10

By Nicola Rose

In this case, and current tribunal hearing, Dr Webberley (Dr W) is accused of practising medicine outside the rules and regulations of the General Medical Council (GMC) during the period March -November 2016, A failure to hold a proper safeguarding policy, and (2018) a failure to be registered as a practice in Wales. But there is more to it than that.

This update is from days 19 & 20 .......

 

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 9

By Nicola Rose

In this case, and current tribunal hearing, Dr Webberley (Dr W) is accused of practising medicine outside the rules and regulations of the General Medical Council (GMC) during the period March -November 2016, A failure to hold a proper safeguarding policy, and (2018) a failure to be registered as a practice in Wales. But there is more to it than that.

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 8

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of  the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 7

By Nicola Rose

Firstly, this blog is an opinion on matters as they proceed, and I have no part in the case. I am merely viewing aspects from the outside, like many others. I am preparing this in a non-professional capacity, but I do have some experience at giving expert evidence at tribunal over many years.

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 6

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 5

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 4

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 3

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS)......

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 2

By Nicola Rose

The curious case of Dr Webberley Part 2

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

...more

The curious case of Dr Webberley

By Nicola Rose

I have been asked to provide a comment on the current ongoing case of the GMC v Dr H Webberley. The Tribunal hearing is being held at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) .......

...more

The Women's Declaration

By The 3rd Person

The Declaration on Women’s Sex Based Rights (more commonly known as the Women’s Declaration) is an attempt by the Gender Critical movement to roll back recent progress within the wording and context of the United Nations 1979 “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women” (CEDAW),

...more

She Was What He Was

“I am what I am. I am my own special creation” Albin, Le Cage Aux Folles

When I was asked to write something by Steph, I wondered what I could write about. I am particularly impassioned about my dream of ending the “transwar” which always sounds to me like a plot from Dr Who, but that could take a whole lifetime not a blog, so I thought I would start simple.

...more

Smashing it September

By Dalton Harrison

Prison is a place few are likely to see beyond their television sets, beyond the headlines on their phone screens. Prisons are vacuums of poverty, race and class.........

...more

Manchester Pride. Love ejects hate.

by Freda Wallace

Over the last few days, you may have seen a story about a man being ejected by police from Manchester Pride. The story went viral and lost its basis in reality along the way. As a trans woman online, I saw the seeds of this moment being sewn for quite some time.

...more

So, your child is Trans .....

The story of a parent discovering their child is trans. Written by Paul

'Dad, there is something I need to tell you - I'm transgender.'

These are words that a parent never expects to hear. For your child, though, there will have been so much soul searching - and a conclusion that they will not have come to quickly or lightly. And it must take unbelievable courage.............

...more

Where are the media watchdogs?

By Nicola Rose

In the last 18 months or so, and particularly over the last few months, the anti-trans rhetoric has increased immensely. It seems that this increase is driven by several factors. Firstly, the active high profile legal cases surrounding Employment Rights, discrimination, and the interpretation of aspects of the Equalities Act 2010.......

...more

Banning Conversion Therapy: No, it is not 'Complicated'

by Dr Natacha Kennedy

(22/5/21)

Some anti-trans 'Journalists' and members of transphobic hate groups appear to have been suggesting that the issue of banning Conversion Therapy is 'Complicated', yet somehow why it is 'complicated' is never adequately explained.

...more

Caster Semenya - Surely sport is all about fairness and ensuring we maintain a level playing field?

A Guest Article by Paul Levene

Ask any armchair sports fan, and without any real knowledge or involvement in elite sport this is what we all assume. We all know that every sporting event we watch, whether it be the Olympics 100m or a Football Cup Final, there are rules in place that dictate the way each event is run and lays down qualification rules for its participants to be able to compete.......

...more

Dalton Harrison: I was in Prison

The story of a trans man held on the female estate.

I was in prison in 2017. It was my first time, and solicitors and barristers had told me that it wasn't wise to be seen as LGBT before the courts. I say LGBT because, at this point, this was how it was..............

...more

Freda's Coming Home.

A personal blog of a trans woman visiting her family in Bolton.

I travelled back to home Bolton this weekend (09.07.21), and it's a big deal. I've been fully out as trans just less than one year. I have only seen my mother twice and my father once in that time. My uncle, cousin and her twin boy and girl are coming up from down south to see me too. I was nervous, to say the least.

...more

Nell Stockton - Round The Island Race.

A trans sailors story

It’s Saturday, July 3rd 2021 at about 7am. The weather is a bit murky and misty. What’s most worrying is that there is little wind – a significant concern given that I’m crew on a racing yacht, weaving in and out of a myriad other yachts..............

...more

Social Media Mouse Maze

by Freda Wallace

Being trans on Twitter is like being the cheese in a mouse experiment. Often we are the bait around which so-called 'culture war' polemics are formed. Let me explain...

...more

Stereotypical Gender Critical

by Lizzy

Imagine someone is writing a biography about you and your life, a book that will represent you for the whole world to see. However the writer sees you through a broken lens; twisting and warping your true self. That’s how it feels for trans people, that others are telling our stories and writing our narratives without ever knowing what it’s like to walk in our shoes......

...more

The Debate Continues

The aftermath from Sarah Everard's murder by Dalton Harrison

Not since the start of the MeToo movement going viral in 2017 has a moment hit the public conscious quite so hard as Sarah Everard’s murder. With so many people reacting with shock and speaking out on violence against women.

...more

The Long, Long, Road of Despair.

By Madelaine Taylor

I knew when I was a child that I wasn’t what everyone thought I was. I knew I wasn’t anything like what I was ‘supposed to be’. But in that, I’m sure I’m not alone. I’m not alone in struggling through life.......

...more

UK Media Attacks on Trans Support Services:

A retrospective view from GenderGP

(21/5/21)

 In October 2020, reporters for the BBC infiltrated the forums of trans youth support charity Mermaids. What they discovered was desperate parents asking questions and sharing information about how they could help their young people while they navigated long waiting lists and limited access to NHS services.

...more

Winner takes all? Some comment on ‘Self ID’.

By Sarah Phillimore (Feminist and Barrister)

It is only looking back, now aged 50 years, that I can see how unusual my childhood was. Thanks to a father with a wide ranging interests, by the age of 11 I had unearthed his entire comic book collection, found The Joy of Sex hidden in a wardrobe.....

...more

Where is the support

By Nicola Rose

As we are in the early days of the GMC case against Dr Helen Webberley with the claim that she has broken the rules and treated trans people in an unlicensed manner, we are beginning to find out how little support for trans people of all ages there really is....

...more

 

 

Love and let live