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April 15, 2012

DJ setlist: DYB @ Taylor John's House, Coventry (14/4/12)

DYB was absolutely fantastic tonight. Wonderful music from two utter fabulous live acts, a great and totally eccentric set from fellow DJ Rachel Butt, and a dancefloor full of people who were well up for it. I can't wait for the next one! In the meantime, why not join the DYB Facebook page to keep up with Coventry's alternative feminist night?

Anyways, here's what I played:

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Doves - Black and White Town
Howling Bells - Into The Sky
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill

[DJ SET: Lucy Hayton]

[LIVE SET: Little Annie and Baby Dee]

Dresden Dolls - Half Jack
Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl
No Doubt - Just a Girl
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
The Ramones - Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
Bikini Kill - New Radio
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
Huggy Bear - Herjazz
Captain Ska - Liar Liar
The Selecter - Missing Words
The Specials - A Message To You Rudy
L7 - Fuel My Fire
Hedwig & the Angry Inch - Angry Inch
Skunk Anansie - Weak
Kate Bush - Babooshka
Florence + The Machine - Heartlines
Basement Jaxx - Good Luck
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Sleater-Kinney - Jumpers
The Raincoats - Lola
The Suffrajets - Suffragette City
Nerf Herder - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Björk - It's Oh So Quiet
Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff
Blondie - Call Me

[DJ SET: Butt Seriously]

Salt N' Pepa - Push It
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me
Athens Boys Choir - Fagette
Garbage - Stupid Girl
Republica - Ready to Go
Peaches - Mommy Complex
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With The Night
The Breeders - Cannonball
Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart
Eurythmics & Arethra Franklin - Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves


April 10, 2012

Judicial review for zombie flashmob arrestees

Just under a year ago I wrote a report for Lesbilicious on the alleged sexual assault of two trans people following their arrest. They were apparently detained for the crime of carrying facepaint and flyers within just over a kilometre of the Royal Wedding.

It has been announced that the pair – along with others who were arrested on the day ahead of a planned “zombie flashmob” in Soho Square – are now pursuing legal action. They are seeking to bring sexual assault charges against the officers involved, and have also been awarded a judicial review.

>>>Read more at Trans Activist.


April 02, 2012

Gender statistic guidelines revised by HESA

The Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) have announced a welcome revision of their new gender and sex categories for student records within Higher Education.

I originally posted about this issue after HESA’s original proposed revisions – which appeared to ask about “legal” or “birth” sex and removed any possibility for the recognition of non-binary genders and intersex bodies – caused confusion and concern.

An impressive lobbying campaign in which trans people and allies emailed and tweeted HESA to explain our concerns has now led to a change in policy.

>>>Read more at Trans Activist.


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