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Lucy Meadows coroner rebuked by complaints office for criticising transphobic press

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  1. “I want Britain to be seen as a beacon of hope on LGBT equality”

    Not much hope for that while Stonewall only supports LGB’s!

    1. Stonewall are about as useful as a chocolate fireguard regardless of which letter of the alphabet represents you. They have almost nothing in common with their namesake, and the fact they see no irony in not representing trans people implies they’re a bunch of humourless fools.

      Having said that I thought Stonewall Scotland did include the T and Britain does include Scotland. Don’t do to the Scots what Stonewall England and Cymru does to you

    2. duke of stonewall mr summerskill, establishment’s puppet

  2. Trans people continue to be heavily prejudiced against in this country, which makes me sad. Britain won’t be a beacon of hope for us for a long time.

    I’ve been going through name changes lately, and HSBC were caring and kind, a well known Pro-LGBT company. Their advisors correctly gendered me and used my new name even before I changed my paperwork. All I needed was a letter from my doctor and my Deed Poll and they changed my name right away.

    However a hurdle I hadn’t expected presented itself in Orange, who asked me for an official gender recognition certificate as well as my Deed Poll signed by a solicitor. If I wasn’t trans, I would not have needed so much proof just to change the name on my monthly phone bill, things not even the DVLA or Student Finance have asked from me. I felt alienated. My experience has been very mild compared to what Lucy Meadows went through but it feels like prejudice all the same.

    Now Equal Marriage is almost done, let’s focus on the T, please.

  3. NEVER forget the T in LGBT ! We have a duty to fight for our trans friends, lets work hard to make society a safer place for everyone.

    Mr. Pink

  4. So the daily mail attack the coroner who reprimanded them?

    I’ll wait for a conformation from the OJC before I trust Daily Mail “sources”, which are largely the voices they hear in their heads

  5. ‘…However, the Daily Mail has reported that Mr Singleton was given an official rebuke after his handling of the hearing was referred to the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC)…’

    it looks like daily hate lets loose its lawyers to harass the public officials

  6. Mercia McMahon 2 Aug 2013, 8:55pm

    Kindly Trans Media Watch in their efforts to defend the coroner have confirmed that he was advised informally of his failings, but not rebuked. The Daily Mail lifted the story from a complainant’s blog http://blog.drake-comms.co.uk/2013/08/01/coroner-rebuked-for-shame-on-media-comments-at-lucy-meadows-inquest/

  7. thelostdot 2 Aug 2013, 9:39pm

    Most right minded people have very low regard for the DM.

  8. Carol Uren 3 Aug 2013, 1:08pm

    I have myself written to the OJC for clarification as there are conflicting reports about this and if these are correct, then no official rebuke has been issued.
    It would appear that the Daily Mail, Telegraph (and others) have jumped the gun on this one in an attempt to exonerate themselves of any blame caused by their vile reporting on Lucy Meadows’ tragic death.
    Once I get clarification from the OJC about this, if no official rebuke has been issued, then I will be reporting them to that toothless puppet of the press, the PCC.

  9. Carol Uren 5 Aug 2013, 12:12pm

    I have now had clarification from the OJC and can confirm that the case against Mr. Singleton was dismissed by the OJC and there was no official rebuke by the Office of Judicial Complaints on Mr. Singleton

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