I care about this issue because women, especially lesbians, are being erased. I’m a lesbian feminist with a degree in Women’s Studies. In the 90’s I ran a women only night in the Gay Village in Manchester. I had to fight to keep it women only (one night out of 7 nights on the top floor of a club that was mainly male on the other two floors). This is not what I fought for, this is not what I marched for. It’s corruption and misogyny and it terrifies me.
I’ve spoken out with friends and anyone who knows me will know my position. I also donate and try and bring the issue out into the conversation in my sad attempt to get friends and family to take notice. But that’s it because I work in media and currently looking for a job. I will not get hired. It’s f*cking insane.
Friends for decades are gone. I don’t miss them.