• Make Binders Readily Available on the NHS
    The trans community have suffered a lot over generations, and one of the issues is the price and accessibility of binders. Binders are usually sourced online at a high price rate because of the shipping and manufacturing, as well as most of them being made in America. This makes it significantly difficult for working class or unemployed trans men to find a cheaper alternative for their wellbeing. Binders are sold on Amazon and Ebay at lower prices, however in my experience, they are not very reliable and well made. I believe that as a gender non-conforming individual who uses binders myself, we should not have to pay for something that helps us feel more comfortable and helps with d***horia. Waiting lists for surgery for the trans community is very long and can take up to a certain amount of years. Surely, there should be a free service that helps until the surgery is finalised. Some trans people choose not to have surgery and that is completely their choice, but they should have access to good quality, free binders on the NHS that they can use everyday and feel themselves. If they can fund sexual health, then they can fund mental health. I believe that giving this opportunity to the trans and non-binary community will promote intersectionality, benefit mental health, and may even save lives.
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  • Chechnya - Asylum for Gay Community
    The UK does not currently have a sitting Parliament, however the lives of gay people in Chechnya are seriously threatened by the State, which is now encouraging their families to murder them to save the State a job. This cannot wait for a new government to respond, Putin is doing and will do nothing. We must act now.
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  • Create more support for ALL victims of domestic abuse in the UK
    I feel currently in the UK there is a lack of support for all victims of domestic. Currently and as stated my Eric Pizzey who created the first refuge for women in the UK and attempted to create the first refuge for men at the time 1 in 4 women are victims of domestic abuse and 3 women die weekly, and 1 in 6 men are victims domestic and one man dies every week too, according to charities such as Mankind and AMIS. Therefore it is not and never been a gender issues. However policy makes it so due to misinformation and discredited theories that are being maintained by many senior policians, judges, authorities and social workers. Although female victims get support that is not the same for male victims where out of over 1000 refugees for women no more than 20 exists for men. In scotland for example there are no refugees for men. True experts describe abuse as a learning patterns of behaviour in childhood which in complex, not something that men do which is not the reality and current policies are conducted in a very sexist and misandric manner. Also charities which hijacked Erin Pizzey work i.e refugees have become a business where funding mostly goes too often end in the hands of those you run it, and not handed to the any of the refugees to support victims. For example if male victims try to report a crime they subject to ridcule at my authorities, often most charities will refuse to give any suppport for male victims and assume they are the perpetator despite the evidence to the contrary. Male victims are also more likely to be arrested because they are male than given the support them needs which increases sucide, and homelessness rates. Finally all media campaign reinforce a stereotype of the female victim and the male perpetrator even though the reverse can happen with a 1/6 incidence as mentioned Domestic abuse can be either physical, psychological, sexual or financial. In many cases female perpetrators will get lighter or no sentences than men just because they are women in exactly the same situation which is discrimination and sexism against men and create to reluctance to report incidences I feel violence of women and violence against men should equally to addressed as a result. Offer appropriate counselling and the presence of support workers of the opposite gender in refuges to ensure there is sexism and to break cycles of abuse as well as encourage the message that men and women can both be victims and perpetators, in contrast to the myth of the duluth model. I would like to propose the creation to gender neutral refugees taking note of the point raises yet with consideration that prepetrators are screened for and as much as traumatic experience these are, if the basis is a reminder we don't apply the same idea when it is a murder with race, religion or sexuality associations in the name of equality Thank you!
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  • Make Pearson change transgender certificate policy.
    Requesting a GRC or doctor's letter is in breach of the Equality Act 2010. "By changing their name trans people automatically have the protected characteristic of gender reassignment under the Equality Act 2010" (uktrans.info - http://uktrans.info/attachments/article/292/transqualcerts.pdf), creating the protected characteristic of gender reassignment. This effectively means that Pearson's requirements are discriminatory, as well as in breach of the Equality Act 2010. Trans individuals already experience enough discrimination trying to live life day-to-day, and several people I have contacted have also experienced discrimination at Pearson's hands. It's time to change to a level playing field so that we, as trans individuals, receive the qualifications we worked hard to gain, in the correct, accurate gender and name.
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  • Remove David Moyse as Manager at Sunderland Football Club
    Because he is not competent and has ensure the club will be relegated Plus his recent comments to a woman interviewer proves he is a bully and does not treat women with the respect his position demands .
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  • Oppose LGBT+ YouTube Restriction Ban
    Equal worth of every human being
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  • Free sanitary products for young girls in need.
    This shouldn’t be happening in Britain in 2017. Exam season is just around the corner so every day missed day now could mean the difference between girls passing or failing their exams.
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  • Girls can do what boys can do !!
    I believe this is important as it shows that girls can do whatever they like even if everyone says that they can't. It shows girls that they shouldn't be down about themselves and should show there talents, not hide them.
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  • Stop shops and websites from separating toys into 'boys' and 'girls'
    We live in a society in which our children are being told what roles they should take up as adults in a multitude of subtle ways. The characteristics that are seen to be appropriate for boys and for girls are highlighted by dolls and frills in the 'girl's toys' while engineering, cars and dinosaurs are for boys. This kind of explicit segregation is outdated, unnecessary and damaging. If it were any other two labels (e.g. black and white) the inherent prejudice would be immediately apparent and would not be allowed by the law of modern society. I want my daughter and nieces to have the freedom to access whichever toys they are naturally interested in without having to hear them say 'that's not for me, that's only for boys.'
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  • Shama Women's Centre under threat of closure
    Without this Centre, thousands of women in Leicester will suffer isolation, mental health inequalities, cultural and social barriers with no where else to turn to. It is the only women's centre in Leicester that provides social, well-being and educational activities; in a culturally conducive environment for more than 31 years. It has successfully empowered thousands of women, many from vulnerable backgrounds, helping them to overcome personal bereavement, domestic abuse and cultural barriers; enabling them to overcome isolation, make new friends, gain lifelong skills and contribute to the local community. It has an on site 'Good' Ofsted registered nursery to help women with children access the services.
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  • Create a Queer Museum and LGBTQI+ Centre in London
    1) 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which partly decriminalised sexual acts between two men in private and aged over 21. 2) As a cultural centre, the queer museum would be a vital space in which to counteract the effects of homophobia, transphobia, racism and religious intolerance, especially important with the rise of right leaning political parties throughout Europe and America and attacks upon the LGBTQI+ community. 3) Some of the demands of the Gay Liberation Front from the 1970s have yet to be met, including the demand that ‘sex education in schools stop being exclusively heterosexual.’ Schools must provide sex and gender education that addresses the needs of LGBTQI+ students, queer histories must find a permanent home, and the LGBTQI+ community must have a place to organize: anything less is a betrayal to the courage of the pioneering queer activists of the 1960s and beyond.
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  • Take Her Name - International Women's Day
    With almost 90% of the rock n roll hall of fame being made up of male musicians we need to move on from pigeon holing female musicians by image and understand that good musicianship and songwriting is all that counts. 08 March 2017 is International Women’s Day, where this year women are being asked to ‘be bold for change’. But let's go one extra, and encourage men to 'change to be bold'. PRS for Music report that their membership of over 95,000 songwriters and composers is only 13 per cent female. And reportedly, there have been cases of female writers pitching songs under a male pseudonym to give themselves a better chance - the sort of thing 19th Century female authors had to do. Laura Mvula recently declared that we are living in the "Donald Trump time of music" while Lady Gaga has spoken about how she ‘really wanted to be taken seriously as a musician for my intelligence more than my body’ during the early part of her career, while accepting Billboard's Woman of the Year award in 2014. Lady Gaga also called the industry a "boy's club" and said women faced pressure to "sell everything to be a star. There has long been discussions from music industry experts and celebrities’ alike calling for women to be recognised in all aspects of the industry. Female performers should be recognised for their musicianship rather than the fulfilment of a stereotype of ‘girls girl, wronged woman or unattainable sex-bot which is claimed to be empowering’ as Charlotte Church put it in her lecture on sexism in the music industry. And on Thursday 23 February 2017, in support of this campaign we will be staging an event to challenge attitudes towards female musicians at London’s 93 Feet East (Brick Lane). The all female line up will comprise of five London based musicians, and celebrated DJ, Jenn Crothers, to play songs late into the night. The event is Free & Doors open from 7pm. And we will be using #takehername throughout the campaign!
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