UK, the Equality and Human Rights Commission ends relations with Stonewall's LGBTs
Human rights apply to everyone, not just to LGBT people, starting with freedom of speech: the Equality Commission breaks with Stonewall and says enough to censorship and single thinking. Another blow to transcult in Britain

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In a  letter  to the group “Sex Matters” Kishwer Falkner, president of EHRC - Commission for Equality and Human Rights - body that monitors equal opportunities in the UK, announced that he has ended his relationship with Stonewall, the largest LGBT organisation.

As a publicly funded organisation, we need to ensure we are making the best choices when it comes to our budget and we have recently reviewed all our agreements” Falkner said.

For many years Stonewall has strongly influenced British public policies on equality and human rights, he imposed his point of view on issues such as the use of spaces, bathrooms and changing rooms, the language to use when talking about men and women, mandatory trans-inclusivity, with lots of imposition of rainbow ribbons on public administration personnel

"The program Stonewall Diversity encourages its members to control the thoughts and words of employees to an unacceptable extent” said the co-founder of Sex Matters Maya Forstater.

The news of the EHRC's exit from the Stonewall program comes the same week as theUniversity of Essex published the “Reindorf Review” investigation on non-platforming (ban on speech) for two feminist academics. According to attorney Akua Reindorf, the university has adopted policies that reflect “the law as Stonewall would prefer it to be, rather than the law as it is,” creating a “culture of fear”.

Defending the right of gender-critical people to express their point of view, the EHRC president added that the courts must protect freedom of religion or opinion even in the case of "highly contested beliefs". Otherwise we would risk "leaving people unprotected from discrimination and harassment, with a restriction of free speech in debates on transgender rights, on the reform of the Gender Recognition Act and on the definitions of 'woman' and 'man'”.

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Meanwhile in a article about The Times, titled Stonewall should stay out of the war over trans rights Matthew Parris, one of the 14 founders of the organization, argued that the reality he helped found has been lost since gay rights were obtained, getting bogged down in an issue that doesn't concern her. Parris claims that life for gays and lesbians has really changed in the last thirty years society is no longer homophobic and that there are no longer reasons to feel like victims. However, it may be that there is still a need to support gay rights, and up until last year Parris says he did so in Stonewall.

But today, he says, “Stonewall has lost its way. The sun we all thought we had seen was lost behind clouds of anger, intolerance and partisanship. The organization is embroiled in the trans issue, cornered into an extremist position on a debate into which a charity formed to help gay men, lesbian and bisexual women should never have entered…. Now the charity I helped found has me involved in the attempt to deny free speech at a university?”.

There's something perverse about it” Parris continues “in connecting gays to trans. Gay men don't want to be women. We like being men. I doubt that being a lesbian means you don't want to be a woman. Our problems have nothing to do with identifying or changing our bodies: we know what we are and no one questions it. Most gay men would strongly resist the suggestion that we are boys who want to be girls. I can't think of anything I'd like less. The only thing that connects gays and lesbians with trans people is empathy for anyone who is excluded, oppressed, marginalized or rejected.

 “Stonewall should have stood” continues Parris. “He now appears to have immersed himself in the judicial question of whether or not would-be transsexual children can consent to chemical or surgical intervention. But this is not something that gays, lesbians or bisexuals can speak about with more authority than any other citizen. I repeat: it has nothing to do with us.

Perhaps the truth is that, after success in our great campaign for equality, Stonewall was left with an admirable staff, CEO and fundraising team and, unconsciously, dhe longed for another great cause worthy of note. Well, sometimes a large army that only has small battles to fight would be better off downsizing. I know that many gay men are embarrassed by Stonewall and I see the paradox that some of its activities are actually damaging the standing of the gay community. We don't want to be associated with forays into trans wars. We want to feel proud, not hurt, not victims. Trans people need a support group. But this is their thing. Gays shouldn't colonize their problems. O gods, how did we get here?”.

here entire article by Matthew Parris

translation by Marina Terragni

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