I used to attend lesbian conferences in Europe and in recent years (noticeable up to 2014 when I stopped) became more and more uncomfortable with lesbians taking testosterone and AGP’s (autogynaephilic) in lesbian space. A new breed of ‘queers’ had arrived, with coloured hair, anarchist views and aggressive stance.
In the end the first non trans lesbian conference was held in Amsterdam in 2013 I think, and for the first time I was in lesbian company where we’d all felt the same but had not spoken up before.
I joined Twitter and became aware of Maria Maclachlin’s assault. At that point I really started to take an interest as I had feared for a few years something similar might happen.
I am under my own name on Twitter and am vocal. Sometimes I get nasty comments but nothing serious. I am a little nervous but think I need to stand up.
II, Middle aged lesbian, I’ve seen and experienced a lot, but nothing like this