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11 post(s) in Lesbian Erasure

Womens Rights Are Human Rights

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Progressive folk should surely celebrate when a charity promotes the ‘human rights (as set out in the universal declaration of human rights and subsequent united nations conventions and declarations) of people whose experience of sex, gender, sexual orientation and/or sexuality does not align, in whole or in part, with dominant cultural ...

Enforcing men’s sexual rights in international human rights law

Sheila Jeffreys We Need to Talk Event June 2018 London Download PDF Why International? I am going to talk today about why it is important to think internationally when dealing with the threat posed by men’s crossdressing activism (commonly called the transgender rights movement) to women’s human rights. In the UK the feminist resistance has been growing exponentially ...

Lesbians are being excluded from the Vancouver Dyke March in the name of ‘inclusivity’

Lesbians are being harassed and bullied out of their own spaces and events by trans activists and their allies by Danielle Cormier We arrived at the 2018 Vancouver Dyke March in superhero costumes and t-shirts with the word “Lesbian” written overtop a drawing of a uterus shaped like a superhero crest.Having chosen “lesbian heroes” as our theme ...

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 The GRA legislation provides a mechanism to allow trans people to obtain recognition for all legal purposes to their preferred gender role (man/woman). There are 4 elements that require compliance to succeed in an application: 1. Been living permanently in their preferred gender role for at least 2 years, and, 2. Have been under medical supervision and assessed as having gender ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gender identity: What do legal changes have to do with women’s rights?

Trans activists have welcomed moves from the government to "streamline and de-medicalise the process" of changing legal gender. But some women are worried about the potential impact on their own legal rights. Today, anyone who wants to legally change their gender in the UK has to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). Many don't though, ...