To put it simply: trans people will no longer be covered under the equality act. If this isn’t ringing alarm bells in your head yet, let’s go through what this actually means: a revision to the Equality Act line would solidify transphobic ideals into law. It would ban trans-people from accessing bathrooms, same-sex spaces and crisis groups.
These ideas have been made palatable by opposing forces working together. Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFS) have joined forces with the conservative wing of politics and media to paint this as an issue demanding attention.
It is not. In the United Kingdom trans-people make up less than 0.1% of the population. The manufactured claims of “grooming” or “assault” are simply not true.
It is symptomatic of the wider culture war. A distraction technique to pull voters away from the realities of the cost of living crisis exacerbated by continued tory crises.
This is the challenge we face. Just gamepieces to push around the political board.
As a trans-person, I personally face the possibility of being arrested for simply using the bathroom. My rights to a peaceful existence from persecution are about to be taken away.
This is our final warning. Trans rights are under immediate threat.