The rise and fall of Stonewall

In the 31 years since Stonewall, the UK’s largest LGBT charity, was founded, it has led the charge on many campaigns for equality. It has fought for parity in the age of consent; for the right of same-sex couples to adopt; for civil partnerships; and for same-sex marriage. In many ways, it is thanks in large part to Stonewall’s efforts that it is now far more socially acceptable to be a homosexual than it is to be a homophobe.

How things have changed. Today, many lesbian, gay and bisexual people feel bitterly let down by the charity they once trusted. Stonewall stands accused of campaigning against women’s rights as defined in the Equality Act, and of bullying those with whom it disagrees out of jobs.

Read article: The Rise and Fall of Stonewall

Read more

Beware the rise of the trans-aware cops

Why are the police producing animated films about non-binary fruits?

In a media request to a British police force, I found myself typing the words ‘is the tomato character supposed to be non-binary?’. Reporting from the front line of the culture wars has brought me into the orbit of some bizarre campaigns and characters; from gender-fluid bankers to adult babies who demand the right to wear nappies to work. But asking for clarification from Devon and Cornwall Police about the supposed gender identity of a fictional tomato was a new low in what seems to be a battle against common sense.

Read article: Beware the rise of the trans-aware cops

Read more

Fair Cop?

How Stonewall turned the police into political activists

A new report by Fair Cop released this week has revealed the extent to which Stonewall has bypassed the need to change the law officially by successfully turning the police into a campaigning organisation. The boys in blue are now pushing for law changes and even enforcing things that are on Stonewall’s wish-list but not actually law, for instance treating “gender identity” as a protected characteristic.

Read article: Fair Cop?

Read more

Do you have to be woke to be a police officer?

A policewoman was told her gender-critical views are unwelcome in the force.

In the early 1970s, under pressure from terrorism and still desperate to collaborate in the containment of communism, West Germany introduced a system that came to be known as the Berufsverbot. Communist or radical sympathies could automatically make you ineligible for any state job, from civil servant to train driver. Your application for employment would be refused, and if you failed to disclose your affiliation, you could be fired.

Thankfully, the Berufsverbot was largely abandoned in Germany a few years later, and what remained of it received a substantial body blow from the European Court of Human Rights in 1995. However, something reminiscent of it seems to be rearing its head in England.

Read article: Do you have to be woke to be a police officer?

Read more

Two police forces slammed after refusing job applications to candidates with ‘gender critical’ views

  • Norfolk Constabulary told a woman enquiring about a job she was not suitable
  • ‘Gender critical’ views were deemed below the behaviour expected in the force
  • An officer who anonymously applied to 26 forces was also rejected for her views

Two police forces have been slammed after they refusing job applications from candidates who ­believe people cannot change biological sex.

A woman who enquired about a role at Norfolk Constabulary was told the job would not be suitable for her because of her ‘gender critical’ views.

Her application to another force in the southeast was unsuccessful after she made it clear she does not believe a person can physically transition to the opposite sex.

Read article: Two police forces slammed after refusing job applications to candidates with ‘gender critical’ views

Read more

British police forces not welcoming ‘gender critical’ job applications

Two police forces have been criticised for not welcoming job applications from people who believe that individuals cannot change biological sex, the Telegraph can reveal. In emails seen by this newspaper, Norfolk Constabulary told a woman inquiring about a role in the force that the job “would not be suitable” for her because of her “gender critical” views. After the candidate made clear that she did not think a person could physically transition to the opposite sex, another force in the South East said her views did not constitute “the behaviours expected” and an application “would be not successful”. It stated that her views would likely result in her failing its “behavioural competency test”.

Read article: British police forces not welcoming ‘gender critical’ job applications

Read more
+