What’s Current: Stephanie Davies-Arai receives a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Stephanie Davies-Arai Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
  • Stephanie Davies-Arai, the founder and director of Transgender Trend, has received a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. On Wednesday, Davies-Arai said:

“I’m really honoured and thrilled to be recognised for my work. It is a huge honour and I’m quite knocked out by it and very grateful to everyone who nominated me.

I hope it indicates a change in opinion about the treatment of children with gender dysphoria and is a recognition of my work, which has been wrongly called transphobic or bigoted.

What I saw was a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with these children, which risks sending them towards a medical pathway.

One of my concerns was the alternative wasn’t talked about. Everyone should be open to debate; it’s healthy. Silencing debate by calling evidence-based approaches ‘bigoted or transphobic’ is very dangerous.”

  • Twitter officially adds “misgendering” and “deadnaming” as options for reportable offenses.
  • The Daily Wire was subjected to a DDoS attack intended to disrupt the premiere of “What is a Woman?”
  • Kellie-Jay Keene (aka Posie Parker) will be joining “Women Leaving the Left,” a panel discussing women’s rights, bodily autonomy, free speech, and women’s alienation from the left, on Friday June 10th at the Austin Central Library. Get tickets via Eventbrite.
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