First trans student to run for women’s officer stands up to backlash

Anna Lee, who calls herself a ‘queer trans disabled lesbian woman’, says online trolling and personal abuse highlight the importance of her campaign Anna Lee, giving evidence at a transgender equality inquiry in parliament last year. Photograph: Anna Lee The first “queer trans disabled lesbian woman” to run for women’s officer at the National Union of Students (NUS), Anna Lee, celebrated her birthday on Tuesday by giving herself a rest from interacting with online abusers, trolls and transphobes. Since announcing late last week on Facebook that she would run for…

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Islamic State claims killing of retired Saudi officer

A retired security officer in southern Saudi Arabia has been shot dead in an attack claimed Monday by the Islamic State group. Police spokesman Colonel Mohammed al-Harbi said that a man in the Abu Arish area of Jazan region, bordering Yemen, reported at about 2:30 am (1130 GMT Sunday) that his father “was being shot at from an unknown source at his farm”. Police did not identify the victim or give further details of his former security duties. They said a “criminal investigation” was under way into the killing. Usually…

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