LGB Alliance

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LGB Alliance
AbbreviationLBG
Formation2019 (2019)
FounderBev Jackson
Founded atUnited Kingdom
Legal statusActive
PurposeLesbian, gay, and bisexual advocacy
Website{{URL|example.com|optional display text}}

The LGB Alliance is an advocacy group in the United Kingdom, which has carried out a number of campaigns since being founded in 2019. Their website describes their aims as to advance LGB (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) rights.[1] They have been described by LGBT organizations as trans-exclusionary and transphobic.[2][3][4][5][6]

History[edit]

The group was founded in 2019 by Bev Jackson.[7]

Media coverage and criticism[edit]

In November 2020, Bev Jackson of the LGB Alliance was quoted in a BBC story about delays in access to gender reassignment treatment.[8] In December 2020 Melanie Dawes, chief exective of Ofcom, speaking to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said that it was absurd for the BBC to rely on "transphobic groups like the so-called LGB Alliance" to give balance on reports about trans issues, saying “you would never do a report on racism, for example, and call in a racist organisation to say that they don’t think black people have a right to equality".[9]

Campaigns[edit]

Scotland Gender Recognition Act[edit]

The group took out adverts in Scotland to campaign against the Scottish government’s plan to reform the Gender Recognition Act, to demedicalise the process and reduce the age of access from 18 to 16. The group adverts stated the GRA reform would create a “gender free-for-all” and is “a law that could be exploited by predatory men who wish to hurt women and girls”.[10] Following receipt of complaints, the UK’s advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) issued the group with an ‘Advice Notice’, advising that the messages could be “potentially misleading”, although they did not consider that the issues raised within the complaints warranted a formal investigation.[10]

Opposing LGBT+ education in schools[edit]

The group have also said that lesbians face “extinction” because of “disproportionate focus on transgenderism in schools".[11]

Opposing pharmaceutical treatment or surgery for children[edit]

The group opposes pharmaceutical treatment of children with gender dysphoria who are patients of The Gender Clinic at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust which offers Gender Identity Development Services (GIDS) to children. The group's opposition is about child safety concerns and accuses the clinic of “transing out the gay”.[12][11]

References[edit]

  1. "About". LGB Alliance. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  2. "'LGB Alliance' group faces criticism for being transphobic". The Independent. 2019-10-24. Retrieved 2021-01-27. A new lesbian, gay and bisexual alliance group has been heavily criticised for excluding the transgender community, prompting people to label it transphobic. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Bisexual woman claims Glasgow queer bar kicked her out for wearing LGB Alliance T-shirt". PinkNews - Gay news, reviews and comment from the world's most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service. 2020-01-19. Retrieved 2021-01-27. The LGB Alliance is an anti-trans groups whose mission statement explicitly seeks to remove the “T” from “LGBT”. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Weaver, Matthew (2020-02-13). "Labour leadership contenders split over trans group pledge card". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2021-01-27. Lisa Nandy has joined Rebecca Long-Bailey in signing the 12-point pledge card by the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights (LCTR) that also describes some organisations including Woman’s Place UK as “trans-exclusionist hate groups”. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Lesbians facing 'extinction' as transgenderism becomes pervasive, campaigners warn". 2021-01-07. Archived from the original on 2021-01-07. Retrieved 2021-01-27. The LGB Alliance, which has been branded a “trans hate group” by Pink News and other vocal critics, was set up in October 2019 amid concerns that Stonewall, the UK’s leading gay rights charity, had become too fixated on gender identity. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "'Entirely inappropriate' to quote LGB Alliance on trans issues, says Ofcom chief". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2021-01-29. several high-profile LGBT+ campaigners have labelled the LGB Alliance a hate group Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Parsons, Vic (August 21, 2020). "LGB Alliance founder defends working with anti-abortion, anti-LGBT+ Heritage Foundation in resurfaced tweets". Pink News. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  8. "Trans teen in legal action over gender clinic wait". BBC News. 2020-11-23. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  9. "'Entirely inappropriate' to quote LGB Alliance on trans issues, says Ofcom chief". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "LGB Alliance warned by advertising watchdog over 'potentially misleading' claims about gender recognition laws". PinkNews - Gay news, reviews and comment from the world's most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service. 2020-02-06. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Tominey, Camilla (2020-12-25). "Lesbians facing 'extinction' as transgenderism becomes pervasive, campaigners warn". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  12. "Trans teen in legal action over gender clinic wait". BBC News. 2020-11-23. Retrieved 2021-01-04.

External links[edit]

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