Football’s first ever transgender referee takes to the pitch for first time under new identity

Football’s only transgender referee will take to the pitch on Sunday afternoon for the first time under her new identity.

Lucy Clark, 46, has been known as Nick in the world of soccer for years and admits being nervous about fans’ reaction tomorrow.

But she tells the Sunday Mirror: “I hope the world accepts me for the person I am.”

Happily married and with three children, Lucy adds: “I have kept this secret hidden away most of my life. Now is the time to be ME.


‘Sassy’ eight-year-old boy who spends hours dressing up in heels and makeup as drag queen alter ego Francesca tells bullies who don’t like his look to ‘go away’

Fabian Butler, from Gwent, Wales, started wearing dresses and make-up after being inspired by the hit TV show and telling his mum: ‘I want to be like that’.

The natural performer gets dressed up as ‘Francesca’ whenever he can, and despite being called ‘dyke’ and ‘lesbian’ by other children he happily tells bullies to ‘go away’.

The youngster, who describes himself as a ‘a boy who likes girls’ clothes’, has even won praise from one of his idols, drag queen Courtney Act.

Fabian’s mother Rachel Butler, 44, said she couldn’t be prouder of her son and loves telling him ‘babe that looks great’ when he experiments with his outfits.


Scotland: Schools to Tell Five-Year-Olds They Can ‘Choose’ Their Gender

Children in Scotland are set to be told that “your gender is what you decide” from their first year at primary school under draft education guidelines.

Drawn up by the left-liberal Scottish National Party (SNP) government, Education Scotland, and regional National Health Service (NHS) boards, the guidelines will be part of a teaching resource to be used in Relationships, Sexual Health, and Parenthood lessons, which schools must provide as a “core” subject from early years alongside literacy and numeracy.


Thirty LGBT activists arrested in St Petersburg for breaking controversial Russian ban on ‘homosexual propaganda’ by holding a Pride demonstration

Around 60 people with placards calling for LGBT rights to be respected and waving rainbow-coloured flags had gathered in the city centre, said activist and co-organiser Aleksei Nazarov.

Each participant demonstrated alone, a ruse to avoid the protest being classified as a gathering, which would have made it subject to the city’s prior approval.

‘In total, 30 people were arrested,’ said Nazarov, adding that he himself was being held in a police van together with one other demonstrator.


Britain’s first official transgender student officer suspended over claims ‘she’ posted explicit photographs of a person flashing in a train carriage and public park to her online blog

Jess Bradley, who was born male but refers to herself as a ‘nonbinary trans woman’, was the first person to be elected to the full-time paid role by the National Union of Students (NUS).

But she was suspended from her post last week while the NUS carries out an internal investigation into claims that she published pictures of male genitalia under the headline Exhibitionizm on her personal blog.


I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda (And I’m Not a Bit Sorry)

This tranny Jew needs ovening.

‘As a young queer activist, full of teenage certainty (and angst, and hormones), I used to bristle and complain at a lot of the things said about those of us who were doing the work of LGBTQ equity and inclusion. By far, with a bullet, my number one upset was with the people who accused us of recruiting. “You can’t reproduce, you have to recruit!” shrieked one memorable fellow.

The first time I was introduced to this idea of reproduction and recruitment as the two paths to Being All The Homosexual I Could Be, I had two very strong reactions. I felt the revulsion of denial, of course — we were not recruiting, and certainly not in the way that this asshole was suggesting we were. At the same time, I experienced a delicious fantasy in which I was in fact recruited and chosen to be queer. In it, I was ushered into the world of queerness with care and tenderness by experienced homos and trans people (in my imagination they were like very fabulous versions of my favorite camp counselors from childhood). I would be issued my leather jacket and my protest pins, my safer sex supplies and a hotline of some kind I could call if I needed it. As a teenaged homo trying to piece together strained relationships with my family or origin, it was a really nice idea’