School Head Recognises Gender Is a Choice

Schools OUT UK has welcomed a decision by a the head of a private girls’ school to let pupils choose their gender identity. St Pauls School in West London is to consider applications from pupils over 16 to be known as boys or gender neutral. Putting the child at the centre when it comes to gender […]

DfE and Capita Clash over Gender on School Census

The Department for Education and Capita, who run the schools’ managements information systems (SIMS) seem to have clashed over how to record the gender of transitioning or non-binary pupils on their census returns, which have to be completed by October the 6th. For the Government Department advises that the gender recorded for pupils should be […]

Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex

Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex – A good read is just that. Ask any child, regardless of gender, says IoS literary editor Katy Guest

Germany Challenges Binary Gender Definition

This autumn Germany will become the first European country to offer three options on a child’s birth certificate. According to Spiegel Online International, German Birth Certificates from November 1st  will have three options: the traditional ‘male’ and ‘female’ and a ‘blank’ option. The additional choice permits children born with both male and female traits to choose […]

Intersex Awareness Day

October the 26th is Intersex Awareness Day. ILGA Europe has released the following statement: Today, ILGA-Europe joins intersex organisations around the world to mark the Intersex Awareness Day. ILGA-Europe believes that this day is a great opportunity for the raising of awareness on intersex issues, generate greater understanding and call for the elaboration of human rights […]

IoS Reports on Swedish Gender Free Kindergarten

At the Egalia pre-school, staff avoid using words such as “him” or “her” and address the 33 youngsters as “friends” rather than girls and boys. From the colour and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail is planned to make sure the children are not exposed to sexual stereotypes.   The taxpayer-funded […]