One of the co-founders of the far-left LGBTQ charity Stonewall accused the group of discrediting equal rights activism by embracing far-left ideology about transgenderism, such as claiming there is no difference between male and female bodies.
LGBTQ activists at Stonewall have lost their minds, according to Simon Fanshawe OBE, who was one of the group’s six founders in 1989. Fanshawe, an openly gay man who spent decades campaigning for equal rights in Britain, said he and others did win by associating with others of different opinions.
In contrast, the Stonewall co-founder accused the current group of trans activists of treating his ideology as “non-negotiable.”
“All of that work is now in danger of being ruined, Stonewall’s reputation discredited and its credibility squandered by trans activists – not all trans people, I hasten to add – who believe they can dictate what everyone can say and think.” Fanshawe wrote in the daily mail.
“A small minority of activists, including those who have taken over Stonewall, do not want to extend that decency and tolerance to the rest of the population,” he said.
“Equality, for them, means imposing their views on everyone else, without debate. That should worry anyone who believes free speech is sacrosanct.”
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Fanshawe said her ‘jaw hit the ground’ when Stonewall’s ‘Head of Trans Inclusion’, Kirrin Medcalf, 24, said in court on Tuesday that “bodies are not inherently male or female. It’s just their bodies.”
The activist made the statement during a discrimination case brought against the LGBTQ charity by lawyer Allison Bailey, who has alleged that her office, Garden Court, has been influenced by Stonewall, who serves as counsel to the law firm, to reduce her salary. her and work after criticizing transgender ideology.
Medcalf, 24, who earlier this week refused to testify without her mother and a “support dog” present, said Bailey’s opposition to transgender ideology puts trans people “at risk of harm.” physical”.
The Stonewall co-founder responded to the claim saying that “[p]People like Kirrin Medcalf imagine that reality can be changed to suit their needs.
“A difference of opinion is painted as a physical threat. According to Medcalf, any trans person who comes across Bailey is at risk of attack. This is a completely imaginary scenario.”
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In May last year, then-Equality Minister Liz Truss, now Foreign Secretary, called on the government to end its relationship with Stonewall over his increasingly radical positions on transgenderism.
Despite being governed by the so-called Conservative Party, some 250 government agencies had paid Stonewall to “educate” them on issues such as gender pronouns.
Despite Truss’s call to stop funding the far-left charity, it was discovered in January that the Foreign Office he now heads had given Stonewall more than three-quarters of a million pounds between 2020 and 2021.
In total, the government provided the charity with £1.2 million in taxpayer money during this time period.
The LGBTQ activist organization has frequently found itself at odds with other seemingly progressive voices in Britain, such as Harry Potter author JK Rowling, on women’s issues, with Stonewall ridiculing critics like TERF (trans-exclusive radical feminists).
Simon Fanshawe argued that Stonewall should not minimize the concerns of women who are opposed to transgender people competing in women-only sports or are opposed to allowing biological men into women-only spaces such as locker rooms and bathrooms.
“Women who speak out, even those as respected as JK Rowling or Martina Navratilova, are vehemently told to shut up,” Fanshawe wrote.
“It often feels like the trans debate has plunged us into an era before feminism, when women were often treated as airheads with nothing to contribute to social discourse.”
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