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A Mermaid’s Tale

The CEO of Mermaids, a transgender charity in the U.K., stepped down abruptly on Friday after six years. She was a very public face of this charity. She gave a TED Talk about her journey in 2017.

Mermaids has come under fire in recent weeks because The Guardian published an investigation claiming that the charity was offering to send children breast binders and hide them from parents, among other things. The British government launched an investigation into the charity. Meanwhile, Mermaids has been trying to get another charity, the LGB Alliance, disbanded from its charity status because Mermaids found the idea of gay people who want single-sex spaces as offensive. This was the first time one charity tried to strip legal status from another. The appeal is still with the courts.

Mermaids says that it will appoint an interim CEO.

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