This is the story of an escape: how one man, after a childhood ruptured by violence and abuse, ran away at the stroke of midnight on his 18th birthday. And of how, more than 30 years later, he is...
Patrick StrudwickIf you’re watching Theroux‘s film about the W Baptist Church, please know this, from what Nate Phelps told me: Fred Phelps beat his wife + children severely. Yes they’re awful, but they are also the abused. Victims, and should be seen through this prism.
Terry Sanderson charted media slurs against LGBT people from the 1980s onwards. He told BuzzFeed News how he won the first ever ruling against the press for homophobia.
Patrick StrudwickExcl: Terry Sanderson spent 25 yrs fighting homophobia in the press - before finally winning a landmark ruling. Today, he tells his story - unveiling the extent of what the papers did to gay ppl - and revealing his fears over transphobia in today’s press.
ALMOST anybody can get help for anything from psychotherapists in this country except apparently gays who do not want to be gay.
Patrick StrudwickThere is nothing new about Ann Widdecombe’s belief in “cures” for being gay. 7 years ago while I was busy getting a conversion therapist struck off - the first one ever to be kicked out of the profession - Widdecombe attacked me and praised the therapist
Mermaids UK will receive £500,000 funding, following a review of the decision sparked by anti-trans campaigners.
Patrick StrudwickBREAKING: The Lottery Fund has just announced that it *WILL* proceed with its proposed grant to Mermaids, the charity for trans children, following a review of its decision, prompted in part by anti-trans campaigners.
"My life could have been 100% different if one person would have told me the truth," Irene Kuzemko told BuzzFeed News.
Patrick StrudwickNEW: Around the world, intersex children are being operated on without any medical need or consent. It can destroy lives. But no one knows how many. The NHS couldn't tell me how many intersex children are operated on in this country. This is Irene's story.
Patrick StrudwickAround 600,000 people have now read this piece. Very sad to see some try to weaponise it against trans children. Those who do so are missing the point. 1/
The fight over transgender rights has ignored a key group: pro-trans feminists. Here, leading feminist thinkers told BuzzFeed News why feminism should include trans people.
Patrick StrudwickNEW: Rows over trans rights became a war in 2018, but a key group of women were left out: feminists who support trans rights. Here, leading feminist academics make the case for trans rights. Please RT.
Meet The Feminist Academics Championing Trans Rights