Meanwhile in #NorthernIreland, the @SDLPlive's @BrianTierney09 championed the new rainbow crossing in #Derry that apparently cost ratepayers £22k. Yet another example of ill-thought out gesture politics that actual causes harm. In this case, visually impaired people, inc LGB+T.
@SDLPlive @BrianTierney09 £22k, @BrianTierney09 @columeastwood? Did you consult with @RNIBNI @guidedogsni before installing crossings that are confusing to guide dogs, putting visually impaired pedestrians in danger? Where was the due diligence?
"Rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossings are not safe for disabled people, older people or children and could exacerbate hallucinatory conditions, including for those with psychosis, campaigners warn." Not so 'welcoming' after all. #gesturepolitics…
The LGB people in our network do not feel that a painted crossing helps them feel welcome, when they're being booted out of LGB+T (and women's orgs) in NI for saying they're same-sex attracted, not same-gender attracted. This crossing does nothing to fix the #newhomophobia in NI.

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13 Oct
@StephenNolan Big relief! This account was set up to amplify concerns about replacing 'sex' (a material fact) with 'gender identity' (an untestable claim in law). We were slurred as a 'hate group' by @SeamasBelfast, who went on to block women who said we aren't a hate group & they support us.
@StephenNolan @SeamasBelfast We shared photos of pro-women stickers people have been putting up around NI, and @TRPNI put out baseless claims there were razor blades underneath them. Very distressing to young people they're meant to support. @AntoFlynnser @AllianceLGBT @KateNicholl @GerryCarrollPBP RTed
@StephenNolan @SeamasBelfast @TRPNI @AntoFlynnser @AllianceLGBT @KateNicholl @GerryCarrollPBP We contacted the PSNI and got confirmation not only had none been found, but none had even be reported, leading us to suspect it was the decades-old smear tactic used to distract from the message of the stickers. We shared this, but they left the baseless claims up. #razorgate
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This a/c was created from a large group of NI people of all backgrounds & sectors of NI. Many anonymous for fear of job loss, bullying at work, their kids being targeted. @ClaireHanna your comms officer is blocking women for speaking up #SeamasBlocksWomen
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Good old #StreisandEffect, well done S! NI, this is the cadre of our politicians: Defending #childsafeguarding, women's rights & laws based on sci evidence rather than #newcreationism of gender ideology gets you branded a 'hate group'. #BigSeamasIsWatchingYou #AskHimWhatAWomanIs
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With the mental health of NI young people, including gender confused young people, being such a serious issue of concern, it is highly irresponsible to spread unsubstantiated rumours of violent acts, certain to cause distress.
We would hope that the @SDLPlive and other parties/MLAs (@duponline @GreenPartyNI @sinnfeinireland @UUPonline @TUVonline @clairesugden) would agree. Also that they're aware of this breaking scandal of harm done to NI young people:
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