I’m not the only one within the LGBTQ community to have noticed there’s recently been an upsurge in hostility towards LGBTQ people & it’s pretty obvious from coverage given by the mainstream-news-media that as part of the upsurge of hostility towards LGBTQ people there’s a specific campaign of hate against trans people to have equality on par with the cisnormative majority, all of which has come about as consequence of Donald Trump being in the White House & the war his administration is waging against LGBTQ people in the United States & that war having a particular emphasis on victimising trans people. Homophobic/transphobic bigots this side of the pond feel emboldened by Trump’s war on LGBTQ, some of whom are in fact getting funding from far-right Fundamentalist-Christian & extreme social-conservative groups in the United States to ratchet up the homophobic/transphobic rhetoric amongst the mainstream political discourse in this country & the fear is how much this increase in homophobic/transphobic rhetoric will influence thinking within the ranks of the Tory Party which despite over the past 15 years making strides in being far more LGBTQ friendly still has a sizable homophobic/transphobic element amongst its membership as well as its electoral base.
On the day after the 2019 General Election when the cold hard reality of Boris & Tories having a whopping parliamentary majority was setting in for many of us in the LGBTQ community, I saw a trans activist post on Facebook that the game has changed for LGBTQ folk & now “rather than fighting for additional rights we’ll be defending what we have”. The signs do indeed look ominous for the LGBTQ community with regards to there now being a Tory government with a whopping parliamentary majority, because not only is there now a glut of homophobic & transphobic bigots on the Tory backbenches who can cheer on anti LGBTQ wankers at the heart of this rotten Tory government such as Jacob Rees Toff amongst others I could mention & now without any sense of irony Boris Johnson has appointed Caroline Nokes who voted against same-sex marriage as parliament’s new LGBTQ & equalities chief.
In response to Caroline Nokes being appointed the new LGBTQ & equalities czar despite having voted against same-sex marriage, a tory supporting trans woman said to me it might not necessarily be because Nokes is a homophobic as to why she voted against same-sex marriage, hey I don’t care what reason whether it be religious or political as to why any MP justified voting against same-sex marriage, the bottom line with me is fuck you for denying LGBTQ people the same equality as heteronormative/cisnormative society. Wake the fuck up Tory trannies! Look hard at the bigoted fucks you’re current swimming in the same political direction as & quit it with the cognitive distancing, David T.C Davies Welsh Tory MP has aligned himself with Woman’s Place UK a known transphobic hate group, Sally-Ann Hart the Tory MP for Hastings has alleged there’s a Muslim conspiracy to make people transgender, I could go on about the numerous backbench Tory MPs who are known to espouse some pretty repulsive transphobic bullshit, but I know Tory supporting trans women will say that the Labour Party is just as bad & unfortunately there is some truth in what they say, which is why I welcome leadership contenders Rebecca Long-Bailey & Lisa Nandy pledging to expel those Labour Party members who espouse transphobic bullshit.