Ian Huntley (U.K.)

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Ian Huntley is a 43-year-old man who abducted and murdered two 10-year-old girls in 2002. He is currently serving a minimum 40 year sentence at HM Prison Frankland, an all-male facility. He is not eligible for parole until 2042.

An unnamed source reports Ian has asked the other inmates and prison staff to refer to him as “Lian” and that he is getting “loads of attention” and “takes pleasure in signing everything for as many inmates as possible with his new name.”

Soham child killer Ian Huntley ‘changes name to female version Lian’ inside prison

 

 

 

 

Nova Maday v. Township High School District 211 (USA)

On January 25, Judge Thomas Allen denied a motion for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed a male high school student who identifies as a girl unlimited access to the girls’ locker room at Palatine High School in Palatine, Illinois. In his order denying the motion, Judge Allen of the Cook County Circuit Court ruled that the preliminary injunction allowing unrestricted access to the girls’ sex-segregated facilities was not necessary as the case proceeds.

Illinois judge denies transgender student unlimited locker room access — Reuters

Nova Maday v. Township High School District 211 (USA) — Gender Identity Watch

 

 

Virginia H.B. 1466 (USA)

On January 17, Virginia state delegate Debra Rodman introduced H.B. 1466, a bill that would require insurance companies to “provide coverage under the health benefit plan without discrimination on the basis of gender identity or status as a transgender individual.”

The bill would additionally require insurance companies to provide cover age “for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex” to individuals whose “gender identity” includes receiving such services, and would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage of “medically necessary transition-related care.”

The bill is co-sponsored by Virginia state delegate Danica Roem, a man who identifies as a transgender woman and who was recently elected to the state legislature as “the first openly trans person seated in a state legislature in the U.S.”

 

V.A. bill would ban anti-trans health insurance discrimination — Washington Blade

 

 

Venice Allan (U.K.)

Venice Allan is a 43-year-old woman from South London whose membership to the U.K. Labour Party was recently suspended “pending an investigation into transphobic bullying and harassment.”

Allan, who is also known on social media as Dr. Radfem, claims the allegations stem from memes posted to her Twitter account. She is also involved in the campaign to “Keep All Women Shortlists Female,” seeking to stop men from occupying leadership positions reserved for women.

In 2018, stating that men are men is “bullying and harassment.”

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“Hateful” TERF suspended from Labour Party after posting transphobic memes — Pink News

Reynolds v. Williamston Community Schools (USA)

Parents of current and former students at Williamston Community Schools have filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, alleging the school’s policies regarding gender identity violates their children’s right to share their conflicting religious beliefs at school.

According to the lawsuit, the school district “promotes the agenda of alternative sexual lifestyle activists while creating an environment that is hostile toward and disfavors students and families that oppose these policies based upon their sincerely held moral and religious beliefs, and who object to the close interaction of males and females together in intimate settings such as showers, locker rooms and bathroom.”

Gender policy pushes “alternative lifestyles, punishes Christian students, lawsuit says — MLive

Federal lawsuit filed in Williamston school district transgender/sexual orientation policies — WLNS

Williamston Community Schools Board of Education — Gender Identity Watch Oct. 3, 2017

Lizbeth DeSelm (USA)

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Lizbeth DeSelm, a man who identifies as a transgender woman, will be speaking at the Cambridge/Boston Women’s March on January 20 from 1-3pm at Cambridge Common, Cambridge, across from Harvard Square, with the goal of “rallying support against the ballot initiative that would remove gender identity from the Commonwealth’s Public Accommodations law.”

We do not support the codification of sex-stereotypes (“gender identity”) into law.

DeSelm to speak at Women’s March in favor of gender identity