Stonewall 'backing transgender bullies' by Lucy Bannerman in the Times 04.10.18 | Peak Trans
The original article is here. Stonewall, the country's most prominent gay rights charity, has come under fire from well-known supporters for "demonising" anyone who speaks out about transgender issues. Leading members of the lesbian, gay, transsexual and intersex community have started a petition urging the charity to rethink its transgender policy, saying that they are fed up with its refusal to recognise other viewpoints. In a letter published in The Times today, they said that Stonewall's advocacy of extreme transgender politics was threatening women's rights, undermining gay and lesbian identity and stifling freedom of speech. They accused Stonewall of refusing to recognise LGBT people who oppose the hostile tactics of transgender activists. Transgender campaigners say that they represent a vulnerable, marginalised group but critics accuse them of bullying opponents. Signatories include Alison Moyet, the singer and longtime advocate of gay rights; Jonathan Best, former director of