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Trans rights activists

Female female female

As a female woman I care because of my own personal experiences. When I was 25 I became close personal friends with a person calling themselves Emily. We shared all our experiences and secrets together. However one day we were sitting together in the sun enjoying Prosecco when I saw on her arm a single black hair. I was shocked. I had read about transgendereds in the Daily Mail once and I was utterly shocked to see that someone who I had thought was my friend was displaying such obvious symptoms of Maleness. I cut ties immediately and never spoke to her again. Now I can never talk to another person for fear they may transgender my children. I don’t have any children but what if I did.

I have read numerous blog posts and replied to random 19 year olds on twitter with the words “PENIS” over and over. I am fighting the good fight.

Once I was on twitter posting “PENIS PENIS PENIS” as I am wont to do and a close personal friend of mine replied, and I quote, “this seems quite rude”. This is exactly as bad as racism.

Marcie, female female female woman female woman female female woman woman female XX female woman woman female female woman woman woman,

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Trans rights activists

I have spoken out against opinions and beliefs that Judge James Taylor ruled are not worthy of respect

I care because my opinions and beliefs are worthy on respect in a democratic society.

I have spoken out against opinions and beliefs that Judge James Taylor ruled are not worthy of respect in a democratic society.

I have received abuse and harassment from those who hold beliefs and opinions that are not worthy of respect in a democratic society.

A

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Lesbians

Trans is pure homophobia

I’m a life-long lesbian in her 50s. Trans is pure homophobia and misogyny. I’m a UK RadFem Activist.

I’ve organised opposition, recruited, educated, been on the front-line in demos, protested Prides last year. Direct action including putting Adult Human Female t shirts on five statues in Manchester Piccadilly last year, with one other woman.

I’ve been shunned and ostracised by my local community which is full of woke trans allies. I’ve been physically threatened by a local transwoman, banned from my pub, banned from all Prides, silenced on social media. I’ve had my Medium account permanently suspended.

Belstaffie, UK RadFem writer and activist

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Trans rights activists

Because y’all backwards af white feminists are making life harder for the most vulnerable people in our society

Why I care – Because y’all backwards af white feminists are making life harder for the most vulnerable people in our society.

What action have you taken? This.

Have you experienced any consequences? Probably

Loki, You are nuts, USA

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Trans rights activists

I have written articles from the Daily Telegraph and even a book

I care about this issue because trans rights are important. Back in the 90s trans people had very few rights even in employment until P v S and Cornwall Country Council ruled that you couldn’t discriminate against trans people, then later the ECHR in 2002 ruled that not allowing trans people to be legally recognised in law as the sex they now presented as was in breach of their human rights leading to the GRA in 2004. Then in 2010 all the existing anti discrimination legislation was amalgamated into the Equality Act …

Then just this year a judge ruled that when someone was trying to be transphobic it was and I quote… “I conclude from … the totality of the evidence, that [Forstater] is absolutist in her view of sex and it is a core component of her belief that she will refer to a person by the sex she considered appropriate even if it violates their dignity and/or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. The approach is not worthy of respect in a democratic society.”

I had stood up and addressed a Union conference, I have marched in parades, I have spoken to many levels of government in multiple countries, I have written articles from the Daily Telegraph and even a book.

No negative consequences, because I’m not a bigot.

A N Other, No a bigot

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Trans rights activists

I have come out at work as a trans man

Quite simply, I care about all people being treated with respect. I care about the facts being shared, children brought up to be free to make their own choices, and adults able to access public spaces without fear.

I have come out at work as a trans man. I have helped to design and run training sessions for colleagues on LGBT equality, where we have shared the facts about life as an LGBT person, what rights we have, and what discrimination we face in society. This has helped to dispel myths, and create an atmosphere where people of all gender identities and sexual orientation feel safe and happy in the workplace.

I have participated in the GRA consultation and shared facts about being trans on social media. I have attended Pride and marched proudly as a gay trans man.

I have received negative, nasty comments on social media from opponents of trans equality. I have had to read that people like me are “groomers”, are sex offenders, are dangers to others. This has taken a huge toll on my mental health but I have continued to speak out as it is so important to help my fellow trans people be treated with dignity and respect.

Harry , Gay trans man passionate about equality for all

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Trans rights activists

This matters to me because I believe in equal rights for members of the trans community

This matters to me because I believe in equal rights for members of the trans community.

I have engaged in debate, done research to back my statements, and defended trans people.

I have been harassed, declared ‘gay’, and insulted.

Kit, Writer, Canada

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Education

As a former teacher and headteacher I am appalled at the number of girls getting drawn in

I’m a lifelong feminist (first) and lesbian (second). Also, as a former teacher and headteacher I am appalled at the number of girls getting drawn in to the idea that they are in the wrong body.

EJW, Former secondary headteacher

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Healthcare Men

Initially I heard about GRA reform and thought it sounded a progressive change

I am conscious that I have a privileged background as white, male, heterosexual and well educated.  I believe that I have a responsibility to care about others’ rights, too. Initially I heard about GRA reform and thought it sounded a progressive change but I have listened to other viewpoints and realise that some aspects of the proposals threaten the rights of women and children.

I engage as politely and respectfully as I can with a range of people on Twitter and within my political party to learn what they think and why.  I have discussed issues with family, friends and colleagues (when I was a teacher).  I anticipate engaging in debate politically to persuade my party (SNP) to review it’s policy.

There have been few consequences to date, although some relationships with fellow activists have been strained.  Still, I know that open dialogue is essential even while it may not be easy.

John, Retired teacher, Christian, SNP member

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Education

I won’t lie and deny material reality and biology to avoid hurting a man’s feelings

This matters to me because women’s  sex-based rights, always so fragile, are being eroded in the name of identity politics; because trans rights activism is mens’ rights activism in a dress; because I won’t  lie and deny material reality and biology to avoid hurting a man’s  feelings, or to pander to his fetish.

I am vocal on Twitter, mainly, also Facebook, I have attended women’s group meetings, eg WPUK (Woman’s Place UK) sent letters/emails, handed out leaflets and spread the word amongst family and friends.

Some people think I’m weird and obsessed, I have had abuse on Twitter and two short term bans. None of this bothers me, I am retired and financially secure and don’t care what anyone thinks if me. I would feel physically intimidated  by TRAs in person, fortunately have not run into any outside meetings or on the street.

Jane Loe, Retired teacher, mother, grandmother, adult human female