No Pride In The New Woke Homophobia
When a gay man needs a police escort at Manchester Pride, something has gone horribly wrong
It was Manchester Pride this weekend. On Saturday, a young gay man in attendance suffered abuse and damage to his property and had to be escorted from the event by police for his own safety. All because his LGB Alliance hat and t-shirt upset a vituperative gang of woke Stasi.
Alexander Braham was at Manchester Pride, wearing a hat and t-shirt bearing the LGB Alliance logo. While he was attending a march to protest cuts to LGB+ charities, his hat was stolen and he was abused and attacked to such an extent that police had to remove him for his own safety.
All over Twitter, people were congratulating themselves that a gay man was subjected to this violent and abusive behaviour and forced to leave a Pride event.
So a straight woman succeeded in bullying a gay man from a Pride march.
She describes herself as a feminist and her official bio contains plenty of blether about mentoring and working on behalf of ‘marginalised women’. But her Twitter feed tells a different story.
Indeed, she actively campaigns to remove women’s legal right to single-sex spaces. Earlier this year she authored an open letter about trans rights in which she stated, “Any suggestion that trans women be segregated or restricted on the basis of their trans identity is a transphobic one… Trans women have the same right to exist in women’s spaces as any other woman.”
Her concern for ‘marginalised women’ clearly doesn’t extend to the women in prison, the women in domestic violence refuges or the women in rape crisis centres who desperately need single-sex spaces. Nor does it extend to the women whose faith or culture makes it impossible for them to share intimate spaces with males.
And her brand of ‘inclusivity’ involves verbally abusing a gay man for wearing a t-shirt of which she does not approve.
The Lib Dems have previous for hounding people over a t-shirt. Domestic abuse survivor, Natalie Bird, was investigated and subsequently barred from holding party office for wearing a t-shirt that read ‘Woman: Adult human female’.
Party leader, Ed Davey, shares April’s ambition to erase women’s single-sex spaces.
Furthermore, the party accepted substantial donations from Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a company that manufactures puberty blockers.
No wonder April feels like she can behave with impunity.
Misgendering is literal violence but attacking a gay man and forcing him out of a Pride event is totally fine. Welcome to the new homophobia.
We stand with you, Alexander.