[Marxism] Open Letter In Support Of Trans Labour Members

MM marxmail00 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 16:32:41 MDT 2019


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We are members of the Labour Party expressing solidarity with trans people in the face of hate from the media and by anti-trans groups in the UK. We recognise that the UK has recently experienced a week  of coordinated pernicious attacks on trans people, including the launching of the execrable LGB Alliance and a motion passed at Hornsey & Wood Green General Meeting in support of Womans Place UK. The failure of the Labour Party on this issue is a deep wound to the principles of equality the Party is supposed to stand for.

Let us be under no illusions. The motion passed at Hornsey & Wood Green supports a transphobic organisation:

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/04/25/university-of-oxford-protest-transgender-feminism-womans-place/

https://clareflourish.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/womans-place-uk-transphobic/

https://www.oxfordstudent.com/2019/10/23/trans-exclusionary-group-womans-place-uk-set-to-hold-a-panel-in-oxford/

Failure of the General Secretary's office to rule the motion out of order in the first place is hard to comprehend but to still have failed to intervene to rule it out now that it has received some publicity and is going to Tottenham CLP is unconscionable. Our confidence in the Labour Party's commitment to protect trans members is shaken. Action must be taken.


Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfb0_wA_hDX-iq5scn-L2OqrnwkfpklSptSQFJFovRJMizcQw/viewform 

More than 500 signatures so far.



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