A Change.org page called “Drop the T” has been doing the rounds for the last few days, brought to prominence after I tweeted it. The petition makes a compelling case for the expulsion of the transsexual lobby from the LGBT umbrella. It asks that gay rights organisations “stop representing the transgender community as we feel their ideology is not only completely different from that promoted by the LGB community … but is ultimately regressive and actually hostile to the goals of women and gay men.”
I agree, and I’m deeply sympathetic to gay men who are mystified by supposedly gay organisations who do nothing these days except bang on about trans pronouns, despite the fact that HIV infections are on the rise again. Feminists are getting braver about explaining how the transgender lobby is riding roughshod over women’s rights and how it is damaging young children. It’s time gay men stood up to the plate as well.
Before I’m branded transphobic again by the screeching progressive Left for even linking to the petition, I urge you to take a look at it, and read the full text. I promise, they’ll still be angry when you get back. read more