A few weeks ago Susie Green, leader of Mermaids, British 'charity' that deals with the transition of children, suddenly resigned from her post without giving any explanation. It is a sign that something is not working among the Sirens. Mermaids was founded in 1995 and composed exclusively of volunteers until 2016, when Green became president. It is based in Leeds, with an office in London, and has 44 staff members and 110 volunteers.
La Charity Commission government initiated a legal investigation into Mermaids over concerns about its management. In particular, the following would be identified 'new problems' in the 'governance and management' of the entity. In short, an attempt will be made to determine whether the governance of the charity is appropriate in relation to the activities carried out involving vulnerable children and young people, as well as their families'.
According to the Times Green resigned immediately after the same Mermaids conducted an investigation into its 'internal culture' and found 'a number of significant challenges'.
A spokesman said: 'Earlier this year Mermaids decided to make a frank and honest assessment of our internal culture and how we compare in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion'. Furthermore, a trustee of Mermaids, Dr Jacob Breslow, resigned in October after the Times revealed his speech at a conference hosted by an organisation promoting services to paedophiles.
An investigation by the Daily Telegraph has also ascertained that the Sirens sent breast compressing bands to little girls against their parents' wishes, we talked about it here. The critics of Mermaids accuse the charity of going beyond mere support by encouraging children to transition simply because they deviate from gender stereotypes and when they are too young to understand the potential consequences.
In September Mermaids had launched a appeal against the awarding of charitable status by the Charity Commission to LGB Alliance for criticising 'gender ideology'. EIt is the first time that one charity has attempted to take away the legal status of another.
It is worth remembering that Mermaids had the support from celebrities such as Emma Watson and Prince Harry, and received grants from the National Lottery and the government. Pending developments in the case a good number of organisations have severed relations with Mermaids. The National Lottery Community Fund suspended future payments and the Department for Education removed him from mental health and wellbeing counselling in schools.
In short, things are not going well at all in Mermaids.
article in The Times here