Stonewall and Transphobia

Stonewall has created a storm by announcing that Julie Bindell has been shortlisted for the award of Journalist of the Year for an awards ceremenony on 6th November 2008 at the V&A in London.  Bindell’s writing has long been criticised by the trans community, and for views which many trans people believe to be transphobic, such as an infamous article in the Guardian in which she said of trans women “I don’t have a problem with men disposing of their genitals, but it does not make them women”.

Particular anger has been directed at Stonewall over this move because of Stonewall’s stance in relating to homophobic writings and song lyrics.  There is a strong feeling that Stonewall ought to know better.

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Filed under Equality, Homophobia, Transphobia

2 responses to “Stonewall and Transphobia

  1. IndyMedia UK: Queer Youth Network has spoken out about its “disappointment” at the nomination of Guardian Journalist Julie Bindel for a Stonewall Award, a gay equivalent of the “Oscars”.

    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/10/411093.html

    Trans Youth Network is a UK-wide, long-term project to provide advocacy, support, social, empowerment, signposting and training opportunities to young trans people and young people unsure of, questioning, and generally exploring their biological sex, gender or gender identity in any way at all. The project is led by young people for young people as well as all professionals working with young people, their peer supporters, friends, families, partners, allies and supporters of our aims and objectives.

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