Pride in London sorry after anti-trans protest

Elias Hubbard
July 10, 2018

Back in 2012, as part of the government's Sport Charter to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport, a number of sporting national governing bodies - led by the RFL and including the European Central Bank - did march together in London's Pride parade as part of a Government-led campaign, but previously no governing body has taken part as an individual organisation. Who are they and what do they stand for? If a group had protested any other part of the acronym, the G, the L or the B, it is hard to believe that Pride in London would let them "move ahead" whatever the weather. They started demanding that activists take the "T" out of "LGBT", but settled for opting out themselves, demanding the "L" be removed.

It said they could not forcibly remove the small group because their protest was not a criminal offence, adding "we are sorry" but the "actions of eight people did not stop the joy and love". Then five of them laid down on the road in front of the parade and draped a banner over them. Cisgendered people are those whose outward gender expression matches the sex they were assigned at birth by their parents and medical professions.

In a statement, Pride in London organisers said: "Every year, Pride is attended by hundreds of thousands of people who demonstrate that Pride still matters". They then blocked the parade route for about 10 minutes.

Pride apologized for the "disgusting" behavior by the protest group and said in a statement: "The protest group showed a level of bigotry, ignorance and hate that is unacceptable. They do not share our values, which are about inclusion and respect and support for the most marginalized parts of our community".

GTLO says that they,"believe that lesbian rights are under attack by the trans movement and we encourage lesbians everywhere to leave the LGBT and form their own independent movement, as well as to be vocal and take action against the proposed changes to the General Recognition Act".

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