Reinstate Professor Allyn Walker

Reinstate Professor Allyn Walker

On November 16, 2021, Professor Allyn Walker was placed on administrative leave from their position as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University…

…These attacks against a well-known and widely-respected member of the child sexual abuse prevention community are based on nothing more than misinformation and stigma, all fueled by some individuals’ desire to virtue-signal their hatred of pedophilia rather than support evidence-backed child protection initiatives and research. As a result, many members of the prevention community have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at how the students and administrators at Old Dominion University handled the situation.

Patricia, at peace: the 79-year-old transgender woman who waited her whole life to be herself

Patricia, at peace: the 79-year-old transgender woman who waited her whole life to be herself

For 79 years, Patricia Hailes lived life as a man. She often kept a dress with her, to slip into when no-one was watching. But, nearing the end of her life, she decided it was time to stop hiding. Approaching her ninth decade, she tells HANNA McCALLUM how she finally found the courage to embrace her true self.

Minneapolis schools are spying on queer students & outing them to teachers and parents

The software has outed one student and also incorrectly notified a transgender teen’s parents after they wrote about their past suicidal thoughts.

Minneapolis schools are spying on queer students & outing them to teachers and parents

Since spring 2020, Minneapolis schools have been using an online surveillance application called Gaggle to spy on students’ online activity. The software flags LGBTQ-related terms and has already reported outed at least one LGBTQ student to their parents.

Gaggle monitors students’ online behavior 24 hours a day and seven days a week, by tracking their school-issued Google and Microsoft accounts. Such accounts are likely to be used more often by poor students who lack personal home computers.

America’s most-banned book is a kids’ story about a trans girl – for the third year running

America’s most-banned book is a kids’ story about a trans girl – for the third year running

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) tracks and collates an annual list of the most commonly banned and challenged books at libraries, schools and bookstores in the US, celebrating them each year during Banned Books Week.