There are three main factors at work – genetics, plus cultural and social factors. And it’s not possible at present to disentangle the mix.
The Minister for Women and Equalities deserves support from all who care about their safety and wellbeing of children.
The application by a 13-year-old schoolgirl could change the way in which schools and colleges apply guidance on gender identity.
With the Coronavirus engulfing parliamentary discussions, the legislation looks on hold for now.
The culture wars over sex and gender are increasingly being played out in the courts, with insufficient regard for coherence or the intentions of legislation.
My lawyer friend Victoria Hewson and I have launched a small, non-funded campaign called ‘Radical’, aimed at fighting for truth and freedom in this arena.
If we can’t think of anything that’s going to do real good, maybe we could act like true Conservatives for once – and choose to do nothing at all?
If it is framed through the prism of tolerance and anti-bullying, most people support it. But there are still political pitfalls.
This process is clearly open to abuse from violent males, many of whom will go to any lengths to reach their victims.
The era of social media and smartphones means there are new pressures on children. Promoting marriage and stability is more important than ever.
Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
With seven of their nine seats in England now held with majorities of less than eight per cent of the vote, the next election offers a chance to take them out for good.