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The Cuckoo in the Nest

by Astroterf “It doesn’t make any difference what genitals someone has!” A very sneery teenager barked this statement at me during a discussion on gender identity and the recent London Pride parade. We were referencing a group of women who had moved to the front of the parade and carried banners protesting lesbian erasure from the ...

Lesbian fury at Stonewall over ‘trans agenda’

The Lesbian Rights Alliance has asked Stonewall to take the L out of LGBTQ Lesbians have accused Stonewall, the gay rights organisation, of erasing biological women by saying that “male-bodied persons with penises” can be lesbians. The Lesbian Rights Alliance (LRA) has sent an open letter to Stonewall demanding that it take the L out of LGBTQ ...

Why were lesbians protesting at Pride?

  Why were lesbians protesting at Pride? Because the LGBT coalition leaves women behind Misogyny doesn’t vanish at the flicker of a rainbow. The LGBT campaign group Stonewall had harsh words for the annual Pride march through London, which took place on 7 July. The parade, said Stonewall, was too white; it would not be attending this year. ...

Open Letter to Stonewall

Dear Ruth Hunt, Remove the L from LGBT We demand that Stonewall removes lesbians from the list of groups you claim to represent as a national LGBT organisation. Since its foundation, Stonewall has rarely represented our interests. Now, in your single-minded campaign to promote the trans political and ideological agenda, you not only fail to represent us, but ...

Lesbian Rights Alliance

Defending Lesbian Rights The Lesbian (Rights) Alliance consists of many individual lesbians, lesbian groups and lesbian networks across England and Wales. Lesbian Equality and Human Rights are under attack from the Transgender Political Lobby. Since lesbian rights are not being defended by LGBT organisations, we have set up this alliance to defend our rights to: have same ...

Lesbians Accused Of Hate Crimes For Objecting To Transgenderism At London Pride Festival

If lesbians marching in an LGBT Pride parade can be viewed as a dangerous threat requiring denunciation from authorities, what chance is there to have an honest conversation? London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned an “anti-transgender group” for “hijacking” the July 7 London Pride parade. The mayor’s spokesperson told Pink News UK, “Pride is about celebrating difference ...

Lesbian Pride, Lesbian Protest

by Jo Bartosch Yesterday I counted the women on the 2018 Pride in London website, the actual women — not the diva drag queens. In a tableau of thirteen images, there was one with some women volunteers, that’s a worse male to female ratio than the House of Lords. Pride is no more than corporate willy-waving; a chance ...

This gender battle is harder to solve than Brexit

Janice Turner Long-promised consultation on trans rights will show how fierce the arguments are and how vulnerable both sides feel If Brexit is the most divisive issue in British politics, requiring a talent for squaring ideological circles and cajoling compromises from bitter enemies, reform of the 2004 Gender Recognition Act (GRA) runs it a close second. The ...

Transgenderism and Lesbian Erasure

What are the implications and consequences of transgenderism for lesbians? The acronym ‘LGBT’ suggests a common interest between lesbians and those identifying as transgender, but is this really the case? Recent developments such as the dramatic rise in young women presenting at Gender Identity Clinics, the erasure of women-only spaces and the pressure on lesbians to ...

Transgender activists and the real war on women

A dispatch from the new front line in free speech by Judith Green How hard is it for women to talk freely about sex, gender and the law? Not very, I used to think. I’d heard about a few no-platforming incidents on campuses, where speakers including Germaine Greer were blocked from appearing because of their views. ...

Even a party for women won’t take on trans lobby

By Janice Turner On Tuesday I attended a meeting on the Gender Recognition Act by a group called A Woman’s Place. The venue wasn’t announced until that morning as trans activists had disrupted previous events. But 400 women turned up on an Arctic night, galvanised by moves to allow men who self-identify as women into female ...

Most children and teens with gender dysphoria also have multiple other psychological issues

By Alex Fradera New research on gender identity disorder (also known as gender dysphoria, in which a person does not identify with their biological sex) questions how best to handle the condition when it arises in children and adolescents. Should biological treatments be used as early as possible to help a young client transition, or is caution ...

How transgender identity self declaration erases women’s rights

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans Discussion of the Gender Recognition Act at the Grand Central Glasgow Hotel on Wednesday 10th January 7-10pm From the Let’s Talk About Gender Series by Venice Allan [vlt_video_link title="How transgender identity self declaration erases women's rights: Heather Brunskell Evans" url="https://youtu.be/AbstRHdU72U" css=".vc_custom_1534500851183{background-color: #ededed !important;}"]

Ma Vie En Rose: Ruth Hunt’s Rose-Tinted Trans*Goggles and the anti-Woman Politics of Stonewall

by Miranda Yardley I first spoke with Stonewall’s Ruth Hunt just over three years ago when the organisation announced it would be engaging with the transgender community. This resulted in the forming of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group, you know that motley crew of transgender tyrants, including the self-styled (styled as if it were 1973) answer ...