A piece of the PIE

Was lowering the age of consent always the endgame?

A leading international LGBTI organisation is trying to erase child protection policies and lower the age of consent for minors.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s an organisation called the Paedophile Information Exchange, better known as PIE, managed to infiltrate mainstream liberal and LGB organisations in order to advance its own agenda. Its key aim was to lower the age of consent and normalise adults ‘having relationships with’ (ie abusing) children. PIE’s main tactics involved presenting its cause as youth sexual liberation and conflating its aims with those of the gay liberation movement.

Could history be repeating itself?

ILGA World is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. It was originally founded in 1978 to campaign for the rights and equality of gay men but has since grown to become a hugely influential global federation of more than 1,600 LGBTIQ+ affiliates from over 150 countries and territories.

ILGA boasts an impressive list of member organisations. The lengthy list of UK members alone includes some noteworthy organisations; Unison, Unite, Mermaids, the University and College Union, London Councils, LGBT Labour, and the Proud Trust (which, you may recall, produced a sexually explicit ‘dice game’ for school children).

ILGA is currently lobbying governments to dispense with child safeguarding legislation and to lower the age of consent. And it is using ‘gender equality’ as a cloak under which to do so.

On 9th March governments at a session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women made the annual commitment to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the foundational global document on gender equality.

In response, ILGA claimed that this “Fell short of committing to the transformative steps necessary”. Furthermore, it is throwing its weight behind a “Feminist Declaration” which it wants to see governments co-opt in preference to the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Over 200 different organisations have signed up to this declaration.

The Feminist Declaration outlines a bold and urgent agenda for gender equality and the human rights of all women and girls, and centres the critical role of civil society organizations advocating for accountability in policy and programs meant to promote, protect, and fulfil human rights for all.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

However, on closer examination, there are some very alarming inclusions hidden deep within the 16 page document. Items 14a and 14g are of particular concern.

According to its own website, ILGA was excluded from United Nation’s ECOSOC status until about 10 years ago because of its past links with several paedophile organisations, including the infamous NAMBLA (“North American Man/Boy Love Association”). And now it’s campaigning for the very agenda PIE tried to push several decades ago.