Debbie Hayton Debbie Hayton

Mermaids’ loss is a victory for a free society

This morning’s news that the LGB Alliance has won its case to retain its charitable status is a victory and a relief for everyone who wants to live in a free and progressive society. That status was challenged by Mermaids and Jolyon Maugham’s so-called Good Law Project. Their argument seemed to be that it was not acceptable for gay and lesbian people to set up a charity to promote gay and lesbian rights. If LGB Alliance had lost, we might as well have returned to the 1950s when same-sex attraction was practically unspeakable.

The incessant attempts to publicly shame LGB Alliance have been both astonishing and appalling

This dreadful case might hopefully mark a turning point against so-called Queer campaigners. Their aim, it seems, has been to hijack groups they can take advantage of in order to drive their own agenda. In their fantasy world, biological sex is a minor inconvenience that can be ignored at will.

For too long those fantasists or fanatics – call them whatever you will – have been imposing their will on the rest of the world. Witness the Holy Month of Pride that has just finished. Corporations were falling over themselves to put up the most rainbow flags and be the best LGBQIA+ allies. But behind the sparkles and rainbows there is a sinister movement that is a danger to some of the most vulnerable groups in society. Women and children are two of them, but lesbian and gay people are another.

The incessant attempts to publicly shame LGB Alliance have been both astonishing and appalling. How dare they exclude the T from the charity, we are told. Well I am a T – a transsexual who transitioned over ten years ago. I support LGB Alliance. I do not need it to campaign for trans rights, there are plenty of transgender organisations fulfilling that role, who don’t put same-sex attracted people at the top of their agenda.

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