The plan is for an update to the law, to allow those who want to change gender to do so without having to go through the current protracted process.
You can use it to do research for school, find out what movie is playing near you (and whether people like it), check out a college you’re thinking about, or find a job or volunteer opportunity.
’Controversially, parents of Guides as young as five would not automatically be told if their daughter was sharing facilities with a boy who thinks that they are the wrong gender.
Last night critics warned that allowing transgender Guides, particularly those in their teens, to share accommodation and personal facilities on trips posed a threat to the safety and privacy of girls.
David Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth in South Wales, said: ‘If transgender girls who are physically male are going to be sharing facilities, it’s going to make some girls threatened and uncomfortable and the Guides shouldn’t be doing that.’Left-wing feminist campaigner Julie Bindel added: ‘This is not a moral panic.
The concern that I and many feminists have about boys invading bedrooms, tents and showers, is that disproportionately the victims of sexual violence are girls and women, and overwhelmingly, the perpetrators are boys and men.
The controversial move comes after the group, formerly the Girl Guides Association, changed its ‘girls only’ rule to allow transgender girls born male to join.
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About a quarter of a million will attend over two weekends in April 2018.
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Set up in 1910, the charity has no official link with any religion but its values have been widely seen as broadly Christian, and many of its leaders are Christians who hold meetings in church halls.
Critics reacted with fury to the advice, with one former Guide leader saying it would have ‘devastated’ the Christian founders of the movement, Lord Baden-Powell and his wife Olave.