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Scotland first in world to make period products free

I’ve never forgotten a conversation I had with a female work colleague back in the early 1980’s in which I stated my belief that period products should be free for all women the world over.

She looked at me in astonishment and said something to the effect of how amazing she felt it was that a guy would have the understanding to hold such an opinion. (Back in those days I was still very much in “male mode”, although this was the same young lady who was the first person I ever told that I felt I should have been born in a female body.)

Well, I sat here just now with my jaw dropped and with tears forming as I heard the news that Scotland will be doing just that; making sanitary wear free for all women.

This makes me even more proud to have made Scotland my home.

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Air Transat Denies Boarding to Transgender Passenger

I was quite surprised to come across this story this morning, especially as the passenger concerned was in the UK at the time.

It’s a cautionary tale for any transgender traveler that, despite what you may think, your rights can still be denied at any time.

If I’d spotted it yesterday at the time it happened I would have suggested she get the police involved.

Hillsborough: The truth is out

It has taken 27 years for the truth to be told about that fateful day when 96 innocent football fans lost their lives on a afternoon which should have full of joy and excitement.

My tears today are for the 96 those who were lost, their families and friends, and for all of us around the world who have lived with the memories.

They will never walk alone.

The abomination that is the “Gay and Trans Panic Defense” when killing someone

Once again I find myself changing the theme of today’s post after having read something elsewhere that just riles me so much.

This post¬†about the “Gay and Trans Panic Defense” which is available over most of the USA made me absolutely furious.

Not being an American I’d not heard of the “Panic Defense” before, and what an utter abomination of the legal system it is!

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