In the magazine this month

February 2019

What lies behind the troubling rise in gender dysphoria among teenagers? And should we separate the “T” from LGBT?
Last November, a school in Brighton called Dorothy Stringer made the news when it was revealed that 76 of its pupils are either transgender or gender-non-conforming (TGNC). This isn’t as unusual as you might think. At another school, which also hit the headlines last year, 17 pupils are in the process of changing gender and many schools now have policies in place to support pupils who identify as TGNC, including more than 80 with “gender neutral” uniforms. Referrals to the Tavistock, Britain’s only NHS clinic specialising in children and young people who are TGNC, jumped from 697 in 2014-15 to 2,016 in 2016-17, an increase of 289 per cent.
BLANCHE GIROUARD
'All my life I have been accused of being masculine. “You’re really a man, aren’t you?” one particularly unpleasant ex-boyfriend joked.'
JAMES INNES-SMITH
It may be time for the government to consider an all-out ban on online pornography, or at the very least health warnings on hardcore websites
DANIEL JOHNSON
Our founding editor looks back on a decade in which Standpoint sought to uphold the highest political and cultural values
 
STEPHEN GLOVER
'The brilliance of Daniel’s Standpoint was that it was serious and readable'
GILES UDY
The Labour leader’s inner circle have detailed plans to turn the UK into a hardline socialist state which ruthlessly suppresses its opponents