All the usual UK "Gender Criticals", including the founder of TransgenderTrend, have signed a letter against trans women getting writing awards alongside some dead authors, including Aphra Behn who died in 1689 and Mary Ann Evans who died in 1880
The anti-LGBT crew are really trying to push this "reasonable" angle to opposing a #ConversionTherapyBan. Don't let them get away with it
Giving people space to fully explore isn't even arguably at risk from a CT ban. That's literally part of the model LGBT people support
Conversion Therapy is clearly defined and covers things we know for a fact hurt people and have bad intentions. Their strategy here is to try and phrase what they want as reasonable and as if normal therapy pushes people to be LGBT. It's bullshit word games
They are relying on people not really knowing what CT is. Giving people space to work out who they are is normal therapy, and absolutely is not part of what we want to ban. Also it's not actually what these anti-ban types want to do. Don't let them trick people
I messed up on the planning pretty badly, as quite a few of you have rightly pointed out the first announcement of guests was all white people and I agree with you I just don't think that's good enough
What lead to this was just...
me being a noob. I sent out a lot of invites and when I got a few back I thought I would announce with a partial guest list and then fill in the rest as they came back. I haven't organised anything like this before and was just excited with the replies I had got and didn't...
think. I did of course invite POC and some exciting and lovely people have since confirmed, but clearly this was a really crap way of doing things, and it was wrong to announce how I did. That's not remotely an excuse, just a reason