Last year anti-transgender protesters took front and center at pride parades across the world. Uninvited and unregistered these TERFs confounded parade officials with a blitzkrieg of transphobic banners.
Refusing to yield the lead spot in many parades they hijacked our celebration of diversity throwing many into a downward spiral of confusion and despair. This cabal was highly successful in that their coordinated attacks most notably in London allowing them to spread their divisive message, ‘get the L out’ far and wide.
TERFs were, in essence, trying to gain enough leverage to make credible the implied threat that if transgender people remained in the community Lesbians would leave en masse. But ultimately that where they were bound to fail.
Bewildered people of good intention from all parts of the LGBT community regrouped and promised that this would never happen again. And as we can see transgender people marched at front of the London Pride Parade but they weren’t alone.
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) July 6, 2019
LGBT people marched today chanting keep the L with the T. Indeed.
— #LwiththeT (@LwiththeT) July 6, 2019
The fabulous Mermaids were cheered and loved all day’
— Jon Holmes (@jonboy79) July 6, 2019
So where were the TERFs now that they weren’t allowed hijack Pride? Attacking gender diversity in children.
What 5,000 twitter accounts look like pic.twitter.com/Mg7p7VAp9W
— ((( Posie Strimstvo ))) (@BregovicMia) July 6, 2019
The bodily integrity/autonomy movement has rightly condemned anti-choice protesters for their use of shock graphics and gore to forward their message to the general public.
Be under no illusion – anti-trans campaigners in the UK have learned from the best and are doing the same: pic.twitter.com/Orn2jQggZT
— Ellen Murray (@ellenfromnowon) July 5, 2019
TERFs have failed to split the L and the T from the LGBT. They have also miserably failed in weaponizing the gender recognition act. It would be fair to say that TERFs have completely failed in all aspects but don’t sell them short. As long as there is a single transgender child in this world there will be a TERF trying to do her harm.
Transphobia and bigotry cannot play a part in the conversation around GRA reform. Let’s keep it respectful. ?✌️And for those with autoplay turned off – sorry for the scary face in the thumbnail. ?And a big thanks to @PoliticsJOE_UK for having me. pic.twitter.com/plX6O8X7lN
— Mhairi Black MP ?️? (@MhairiBlack) July 3, 2019