Once lauded comedy writer Graham Linehan decided a few years ago to put his successful and lucrative career as the creator of Father Ted on the back burner to concentrate on spreading transphobic rhetoric full time.
After being permanently banned from Twitter for last year for consistently breaking their rules on hate speech, the disgraced writer proved again this week what lengths he’s prepared to go to further shame shame himself.
Not content with an already tarnished repatriation having accused an LGBT+ organisation of ‘grooming’, he joined queer women’s dating app HER claiming he identified as ‘lesbian/queer/questioning’. He then proceeded to post screenshots of at least 20 different profiles insisting that they didn’t belong on the app because they were trans or non-binary and ‘not lesbians’.
Quite what this has to do with Graham is anyone’s guess but maybe if he had done perhaps an iota of research he would have discovered that HER isn’t just for who he decides is a lesbian.
The app said on Twitter ‘HER is an app for ALL WOMEN and queer folx. It is not our, not anyone else’s place to question or invalidate another’s identity. We are here for ALL WOMEN, including the trans community.’
Maybe Graham needs to remember that when he comes for the trans community, he comes for ALL the LGBTQ+ community.