Controversial ‘trans-exclusionary’ group LGB Alliance has one of its branches added to ‘extremist hate group’ list

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Trans-exclusionary group the LGB Alliance has been listed a “far-right hate and extremist group” in Ireland, by Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE), joining the like of Proud Boys and other controversial organisations.

LGB Alliance Ireland is a small Ireland-based arm of the main UK group, which purports to advocate for ‘same-sex attracted people’.

 

Controversial trans-exclusionary pressure group the LGB Alliance has had its Irish branch listed as a hate group, just days after its Germany-based fraction was suspended from Twitter for ‘violating Twitter rules’ (image at the bottom of this article).

 

The report, shared Sunday (August 21) was issued via the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE) and lists the organisation, along with 11 other groups, with fractions based out of Ireland.

 

The entry notes that:  ‘LGBA describes its objective as “asserting the right of lesbians, bisexuals and gay men to define themselves as same-sex attracted,” and states that such a right is threatened by “attempts to introduce confusion between biological sex and the notion of gender.”’

 

‘Jackson [a co-founder] has said that lesbians are in danger of extinction due to a disproportionate focus on trans issues in schools, saying, “At school, in university, it is so uncommon, it is the bottom of the heap. Becoming trans is now considered the brave option.”

 

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via Twitter: @andrew_b72

 

Sitting alongside LGB Alliance Ireland, the report names four groups as “white nationalist”, including the National Party, as well as other groups deemed anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBTQ+, conspiracy theorists, and anti-woman groups.

 

GPAHE goes on to detail that the UK’s LGB Alliance has claimed:

“adding the plus to LGB gives the green light to paraphilias like bestiality” (that now-deleted tweet is below).

 

 

Old LGB Alliance tweet, reshared in April

 

More background/ controversy.

 

The LGB Alliance, despite the aggressive exclusion of trans people from its agenda, was controversially awarded charity status by the UK Charity Commission in April last year, sparking a strong backlash from the wider LGBTQ+ community and supporters. 

 

Mermaids, the trans youth charity, set out to appeal the decision, along with the support of several LGBTQ+ groups including LGBT+ Consortium, Gendered Intelligence, LGBT Foundation and TransActual.  A full hearing is scheduled for September. 

 

In June, it was revealed that National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) in the UK had approved funding for the LGB Alliance which, given its aggressively non-inclusive position with regards to trans people, caused major backlash online.

 

The announcement that Ireland’s arm of the LGB Alliance has been given hate group status has prompted many on social media (below) to demand NLFC reconsider its position

 

Social media users have been left wondering about the vetting process for the communities it funds

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n July, one LGB Alliance co-founder, Allison Bailey, lost a high-profile legal claim brought against LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall, which claimed, among other things, that the charity is “policing free speech via its Diversity Champions Scheme”, a workplace-inclusion scheme that employers use to ensure they operate LGBT+ friendly workplaces.

 

The action, which was paid for largely with donations from the public, became a high-profile talking point online, having received endorsements from the likes of JK Rowling.

 

Bailey, a lesbian barrister, claimed her so-called ‘gender-critical’ views wrongly resulted in her being labelled as transphobic claimed she had been discriminated against for her views, and lost work and income due to her protest over the partnership between her then-employer and Stonewall.

 

While Bailey was successful in one separate fraction of the suit, against her former employer, her claim that “Stonewall instructed, induced or caused, or attempted to induce or cause detriment” failed and was ultimately rejected, vindicating the charity following months of online trolling from anti-trans users on social media.

 

Bailey’s crowdfunder had numerous promoters on socials, particularly Twitter, ranging from the LGB Alliance to JK Rowling, and amassed a staggering £551,262 in public donations to fund her legal case.

The Employment Tribunal awarded Bailey £22,000 in damages (around 1/25th of the public money donated) for injury to feelings in the employment aspect of the trial that she won.

 

 

Here is some comments from LGBTQ+ folk on Twitter following the updated Irish classification:

 

 

More: Shocking video surfaces showing trans comedian being verbally attacked at an LGB Alliance conference.