Shame On You, Coroner

  Michael Singleton, the coroner who presided over the inquest into the death of Lucy Meadows has been informally advised of his failings by the Office For Judicial Complaints. This informal advice has been notified to a journalist, Gavin Drake, who complained about his closing comments to the press gallery, “Shame on you all.” The…

Spotlights shining on astronomical stars

I Am Not a Trans Star

Jargon evolves quickly in the trans community, or should that be the transgender, gender variant, gender non-conforming, or gender minority, community. What it certainly should not be is the trans* community. Trans* is a term that has been gaining traction within (but not outside) the trans community. It is a well-meaning attempt to bring to…

Justine Judgement

The Court of Appeal on 27th June 2013 issued the written judgement on why it reduced the sentence on Justine McNally, but did not doubt the soundness of the original conviction. Already there are social media murmurings of this meaning that trans people who are not open about their status cannot have sex without breaking…