What’s Current: Crown Prosecution Service pulls LGBT hate crime guidance directing schools to allow males to use female washrooms after a 14-year-old girl mounts legal challenge

  • A 14-year-old girl’s legal challenge against LGBT+ hate crime guidance for schools, which threatens legal action if transgender pupils are barred from using their preferred toilets, has led Crown Prosecution Services to pull the guidance.
  • The eighth request to stop the extradition of trans-identified male inmate Haedyn-Khris Beaumann, also known as Kevin Patterson, is denied by a BC appeals court. Patterson is charged with first degree murder in Washington state, arguing since 2015 that he will be unable to access hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery if extradited.
  • US Presidential candidate Joe Biden denies sexually assaulting former staff assistant Tara Reade 30 years ago, claiming it “never happened” in a television interview.
  • A New York landlord has been caught offering free rent in exchange for sexual favors after advertising a “Room Share for Submissive Female” on Craigslist.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.