THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A Scottish trans man faces jail time after admitting to ‘obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud’. Chris Wilson supposedly ‘did not tell his girlfriends he was trans’ before getting intimate with them and misrepresented his age, telling them he was 17 when he was actually was much older. Complicating the matter further is the possibility one of the girls wasn’t truthful about her age either. Either way, he is now on the sex offenders’ register and may be jailed.
The Scottish Transgender Alliance’s Nathan Gale told the Gay Star News: ‘We are very concerned for trans people because it could set a precedent forcing them to reveal their gender history to new sexual partners.’
Transgender activist Jane Fae, also speaking to Gay Star News, said her previous conversations with the prosecution (Crown Prosecution Service) following an earlier case somewhat similar to this one has her concerned that ‘in practice any trans man or trans woman who keeps their gender identity to themselves runs the risk of being charged’.
Clearly, there should never be a law where a trans person is required to reveal to their sexual partner their gender ID history. This case, however, is complicated with age misrepresentation — people may or may not have been of legal age to have an intimate relationship and this ought to be the primary focus here. I do agree with Ms. Fae who has stated that an incident like this is a ‘time bomb waiting to explode.’
This issue is being closely monitored and discussed on Trans Media Watch: http://www.facebook.com/groups/transmediawatch/
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