Author: tovaleigh1

NOT EVERYONE WAS KIND

Written By Dino Zelenika I was number 84667/A on my first birthday, spent in a refugee camp. Although I live in England, many people don’t realise that I started my life in a distant country, speaking a different language and surrounded by many relatives and friends. In April 1992 tank shells and rockets began to fall on my home town, Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Suddenly there was panic, explosions, screams. My mother, 22 at the time, decided to leave. She took me, my grandmother and some belongings before droving us to Makarska, in neighbouring Croatia. We checked into...

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TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

The New York Times reported on Sunday that the US government is weighing a move to define gender as strictly biological, denying the very basis of transgender identity. This is not a political post (though I am expecting many people to take it as such), this is a human’s rights post. To sum things up for you: Previously, the US goverment had taken an opposite approach, allowing people to identify with a gender not defined at birth. The Department of Health and Human Services is now spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the...

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