LGB ALLIANCE PRESS STATEMENT 22 SEP 2020
LGB Alliance welcomes the announcement by Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities.
LGB Alliance is a group set up in October 2019 to promote the rights of LGB people; to state that biological sex is real and cannot be changed; to promote the education of the public at large around issues of sex and gender and to encourage reasoned, fact-based discussion.
Kate Harris, co-founder of LGB Alliance commented:
Today, 22 Sep 2020, will go down in history as a turning point for the rights of LGB people and women.
We established LGB Alliance to promote and defend the rights of LGB people. Just as important, LGB Alliance has always made clear that biological sex exists, that it cannot be changed under any circumstances, and that children should not be taught the fanciful and dangerous notion that everyone has a ‘gender identity’ as if it is fact. Today’s statement makes clear that the Government has recognized these facts and is determined to balance the rights of different groups fairly.
We have always supported the right of transsexuals to equality under the law and it is reassuring that the Secretary of State has listened to the concerns of transsexuals. As she has said, the key concern of transsexuals with whom she has consulted are about making the process easier and cheaper – which she has done – and even more important, focusing on the need for proper health care of those who wish to undertake this life-long process of transition.
Bev Jackson co-founder of LGB Alliance adds:
Today is a great day – it has been like the Wild West out there. Publicly funded organisations like the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Stonewall, Mermaids and others, have been spreading disinformation for a decade or more. They have been saying, and training others to say, that the characteristics which are protected in the Equality Act are gender rather than sex, and gender identity rather than gender reassignment. We are delighted that this will now have to stop. No more can groups like these advance their own version of the Equality Act. It’s going to be a big job to sort this out. We are calling on the Government Equalities Office to revise all government publications where the words “sex” and “gender” are used inaccurately.
In addition, we will be requesting a meeting with Rt Hon Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education. The majority of the materials currently being used in schools have been produced by gender identity lobby groups like Stonewall and Mermaids. These teach children aged five and above that “everyone has a gender identity”. This must now stop. The materials must be withdrawn and rewritten to conform with the Government’s own guidelines – that Relationships and Sex Education must be legally correct, and evidence based. We can no longer stand by while young children are being upset and confused by teaching which is not supported in law or biology.
Malcolm Clark from LGB Alliance said:
For too long the bureaucrats of the gender identity lobby groups have championed the idea of ‘self-ID’. They fail to acknowledge it undermines gay rights under the law, and prevents lesbians, gay men and bisexuals from defining ourselves as same-sex attracted. Self-ID is not only a ridiculous notion, it’s dangerous. It would have allowed people to rewrite the sex on their birth certificate and gain legal recognition as the opposite sex just by asking for it.
LGB Alliance was founded less than a year ago and we are proud to have played a small part in reversing the rush towards making self-ID official. We are also proud to live in a country that interrogates proposed changes in the law properly. Too many other countries have rushed to adopt self-ID without thinking through the consequences. Britain has refused to follow the crowd. Good thing too.