Fuck The British Pub

The other night I was vegging out surfacing the BBC iPlayer looking for something interesting to watch & I came across The Hairy Bikers’ Pubs That Built Britain which remind me that every time my girlfriend comes over to stay she’s always suggesting going down the local pub & I always firmly say no thanks & here’s why…

I know many people have this romantically idealised vision of the British pub being some country establishment having patrons who are interesting eccentric characters & sell real ale produced by microbreweries etc, when the reality of the British pub is the local Wetherspoons on a Friday night jammed pack full of rowdy drunken bigoted gammon thugs getting wasted on chemically enthused pints of wife beater lager who’ll glass you if you dare glance at them & even if you don’t accidently lock glances with some drunken gammon thug then you could still find yourself bloodied from having a beer glass lodged in the side of your head whilst having a quiet pint (this actually has happened to a couple of people I know).

If you’re a socialist trans woman you quickly discover more than any other group of people your average British pub in any leafy provincial suburbanite area of this country is no bastion of acceptance & tolerance despite how much this country loves to smugly pat itself on the back about how tolerant it now is of the LGBTQ community. Every since the public smoking ban came into enforce, trans women don’t actually have to go into a pub to be subjected to a barrage of drunken transphobic abuse, because you’ve now have gammon with their arses parked outside the pub with beer & cigarettes drunkenly subjecting you to abuse as walk by minding your own fucking business, believe me I’ve been subjected to transphobic abuse from gammon bigots in freezing December rain as I walk past the local Wetherspoons. Sure there are LGBTQ friendly pubs in cities such as London & Brighton I might frequent when out with friends wanting to frequent those pubs, but whether or not pubs are LGBTQ friendly it’s the fact they all have yucky brownish décor which is the major reason as to why I absolutely detest the archetypical British pub.

your typical pub clientele

No matter where a pub is situated in Britain I guarantee its interior will be dimly lit with an overwhelming brownish décor with possibly dark green seat cushions & carpeting, I know people will say this is because it’s how pubs have been traditionally decorated, yes & it use to be traditional to burn witches at the stake but we no longer do so & thus why can’t we see pubs with décor which is far brighter with the windows actually letting in sunlight & don’t leave the staff working there with a Vitamin D deficiency, oh I forgot the dark brown & green decors in pubs help hide the beer stains & the puke stains & the piss & blood stains.

Back in the 1990s before I came out as a trans woman, I spent a lot of time in pubs, in fact I spent way too much time in pubs sinking to the bottle as means of not having to deal with being trans & so I know all about dealing with denial. You tend to find a lot of alcoholics in pubs particularly pubs selling beer at rock bottom prices such as Wetherspoons, yeah like turds attracting flies etc. It’s not the slurred speech or stumbling over themselves when they try to walk or bursting out into song or even the aggression & violence you get with alcoholics which annoys me the most about alcoholics, it’s that they’ll go on & on & on & on & on boring the shit out of you about how they’re not an alcoholic because they know some other guy who drinks far much more hard liquor then they do or they’re not an alcoholic because they can go without a drink for more then 5 minutes, blahdy bullshit blah. I use to smoke but I didn’t endlessly go on boring every fucker about fucking smoking, I just got on with feeding my addiction by lighting up another Marlboro, if alcoholics want to drink themselves to death they can fill their boots as much as they fucking want in doing so as far as I’m concerned & alternatively if they want to seek help to stop them from boozing then that help should be readily available to help them do so, but please stop boring all & sundry shitless about alcohol this & alcohol that & that you’re not an alcoholic because…

I read that pubs were closing down at the rate one every 12 hours during the second half of 2019, sadly the rate of pub closures has slowed as compared to previous years, yeah I’m not weepy at all that pub trade has been in serious decline over the past decade, okay I feel sorry for those losing their jobs as a consequence, but bigoted gammon & other assorted alcoholic lowlife will just find another pub to park their arses & taunt any civilised intelligent person who dared to wonder into that pub for a quiet drink.

I know some people will say in response to me writing this that I’ve just had the misfortune of having frequented some pretty shitty pubs & there are decent pubs in this country. Hey if anybody wants to take me to what they claim is a decent pub which is gammon free then give me a call, but I don’t believe there is any pub in Britain free from gammon bigots spouting bigoted misogynistic or racist or homophobic bullshit, I maintain every pub in this country has a barstool bigot loudmouth who reckons its okay to give women a slap & all immigrants should fuck off back from whence they came.

I know there will be some who’ll allege the reason I hate pubs is because I’m some kind of new age vegan teetotaller, when in fact I’m a meat-eating atheist who loves scrumpy cider. I know when you criticise the local pub in the earshot of some people, it’s like say what you want about the church & the monarchy but don’t dare ever say anything bad about the traditional British pub because these people still have romantic notions about the local pub still being a cornerstone of the local community, Jesus fucking wept what reality do these kind of people live in because the reality I live in is where just about every pub is a gammon infested hellholes.

I know some people will say I don’t like Wetherspoons because Tim Martin is a Brexiter & on that one you’d be absolutely right.

Jess Phillips Might Be Pulling Out Of The Labour Leadership Election But Whatever I Owe Her An Unreserved Apology

There’s currently a great deal of speculation that Jess Phillips is about to withdraw from the 2020 Labour leadership election as word out of her campaign is she’ll be releasing a statement later on today concerning the future of her bid to be elected Labour leader after having failed to attend a leadership hustings organised by the GMB union.

It’s not exactly any great surprise if Phillips pulls out of the Labour leadership contest, the majority of political pundits thought it would be over for Jess Phillips come the second of nominations & well she’s secured no trade union or affiliate endorsements & highly unlikely to secure the requisite amount of endorsements from Constituent Labour Parties due to her continuous gobshiteness over the past few years directed at Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour leadership, oh & then was her woeful performance this past weekend at the Labour leadership election hustings in Liverpool where the response was generally yeah she’s a bit of gobshite & somewhat out of her depth.

Jess Phillips might have very well have officially withdrawn from the current Labour leadership election by the time I post this article, but I still owe her an unreserved apology not for calling her a Brummie gobshite but having accused her for being TERF. A Bonafide TERF Has Entered The Labour Leadership Election… is the most read article on this blog so far this year by some margin & it’s the article in which I accused Jess Phillips of being a TERF (hence the title) based on the knowledge I had had at that time of what Jess Phillips had previously said concerning TERFs versus trans people, however since I wrote that article Jess Phillips has gone on the record categorically stating trans women are women & she didn’t just say this in response to a question being asked by any trans activist or LGBTQ journalist but when participating in a Q&A on Mumsnet which as any trans woman will tell you is a central online nexus for TERFs to propagate transphobic hate (they even have a thread dedicated to hating yours truly). The fact Jess Phillips took on the hub for militant TERF bigots in sticking up for trans women means I got it badly wrong in accusing Jess of being TERF & owe her an unreserved apology for having done so because I’m never too big to admit publicly that I sometimes get shit wrong, I did think about pulling the article in which I accused Jess inaccurately of being a TERF bigot there is however other stuff contained in that particular article I do believe to be accurate & worthwhile, so what I will do is insert an author’s note at the top of that article directing people to this article rectifying my shameful inaccuracy because I’m not fucking Alex Jones, I’m not a purveyor of fake news!

There have been a couple of leftwing activists who’ve been somewhat cynical in expressing suspicions in response to Jess Phillips going on the record in support of trans people & accusing her of being a political weathervane, no I don’t believe Jess stuck her finger out the window to see which way the wind was blowing on the issue of trans right because right now the political winds are blowing against trans people gaining greater social-justice, she said the right thing in support of trans rights whilst knowing she was addressing the most militant of militant transphobic bigots who’d otherwise have signed up to be Labour supporters so they could have voted for her in the Labour leadership election.

There is definitely a great deal of hostility towards Jess Phillips amongst the left of the Labour Party much of which I can understand but I’ve started to ask myself if we have gotten Jess Phillips all wrong?

More Bullshit Regards Iran

Today marks 20 years since the ban was lifted on LGBTQ people serving in the British military, my opinion on LGBTQ people serving in the military is pretty much the same opinion of the late great Bill Hicks, if there are LGBTQ people just as dumb as any heteronormative gammon wanker in wanting to pick up a gun & go fight wars for oil on behest of the Military Industrial Complex then I say fucking let them.

Of course if the United States & Britain went to war with Iran then Britain might very well have soldiers who are trans fighting that war whereas United States would have no soldiers who are trans as Donald Trump as US president has decreed that trans people can no longer serve in the US military because apparently being trans prevents you from gunning or bombing Iranians to death. The irony is trans people get better treatment under the Iranian regime then they’ve had under the Trump administration, though of course gung-ho hatemongering gammon fanboys of Tommy Robinson refuse to believe this to be true despite the fact they’re just as hateful of trans people as they are about them brown people who eat halal.

So the latest bullshit out Iran is that the British Ambassador Rob Macaire was detained after attending the vigil in Tehran for those who died when last week the Iranian military shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane which then turned into a protest against the Iranian government, err what the fuck does anybody fucking expect when Boris Johnson sides with Donald Trump against the Iranian regime, Tory ministers can whine all they like about how the Iranian regime detaining the British Ambassador being a violation of the Geneva Convention but its not as if none of us aren’t aware that the Iranian regime does have something of a track record when it comes to violating the Geneva Convention, I mean some of us are old enough to remember the Iranian hostage crisis which in part helped to bring down the Carter administration.

There will be those gung-ho gammon dipshits who are itching for the US military to go bomb Iran because bombing them brown people who eat halal is probably the only thing likely to give them an erection & who will no doubt accuse me of being anti-American or for being a lover of the Iranian regime because I say trans people are currently better off under the Iranian regime then currently under the Trump administration, hey me saying trans people are treated better by the Iranian regime then those trans people living under the current US government isn’t a ringing endorsement of the Iranian regime, it’s more a condemnation of the Trump administration’s treatment of trans people in restricting them from having the same rights as anybody else in mainstream society in a country which thinks its morally superior for being the ‘land of the free’.

Anti-government protests in Iran

I certainly don’t in any manner support the Iranian regime, for starters it’s an autocratic theocracy which rules with brutality & savagery, it puts to death people who are homosexual simply for being homosexual, it violates many of the human rights we take for granted such as freedom of speech, all of which is why I find myself weirdly in agreement with Donald Trump in support of the protests against the Iranian regime which are appearing to be increasing across Iran following the Iranian regime admitting it did down a Ukrainian passenger plane, the Iranians would likely be better off if they overthrew the current regime ruling over them unless of course the likes of ISIS see an opportunity in gaining a foothold as a consequence of any insurrection against the current Iranian regime.

Greggs Vegan Sausage Rolls & Trans People & The Fascism of Knuckle-Dragging Gammon

Remember at the beginning of 2018 when bakery chain Greggs launched a vegan sausage roll which had Piers Morgan vomiting on Good Morning Britain & venting about how this was political correctness gone mad, well I’m surprised he wasn’t upchucking one of Greggs new vegan steak bakes launched last week particularly on hearing the news that a court ruled veganism to be protected ethical characteristic.

In other foodie related news, specifically news concerning bakery firms who financially support the Tories, Warburtons last week were besieged on social-media by a backlash from bigoted far-right gammon due to the bakery firm having put a halal symbol on loafs of bread which they produce equivalent to the bakery firm having put the kosher symbol on packs of bagels which they produce, fuck me the way some bigoted gammon knuckle-dragging Tommy Robinson fanboy wankers were bollocking on about Warburtons having put a halal symbol on their products you’d of thought Warburtons were supporting the imposition of Sharia Law upon us all, don’t tell me next Warburtons will be supporting Anjem Choudary to be Britain’s Supreme Ayatollah because I really see a Tory supporting bakery firm from Northern England doing that NOT!

Those bigoted far-right gammon who have been getting wound up no end about Warburtons having stuck a halal symbol of their goods are no doubt the same bigoted gammon who were getting all wound up at the beginning of last year when Greggs launched the sale of vegan sausage rolls in their stores & probably were just as displeased with Greggs launching their new vegan steak bake, yes it wasn’t just Piers Morgan ranting & raving about Greggs selling vegan sausage rolls in their stores being political correctness gone mad blahdy etc blah, I distinctly recall bovine loving gammon knuckle-draggers getting their panties in a serious bind & acting like utter fucking snowflakes about Greggs selling fucking vegan sausage rolls, spewing such nonsensical conspiratorial bullshit about how Greggs selling vegan sausage rolls was some nefarious means of turning everybody into being vegans.

I’m not a vegan, I’m very much a carnivore, I like nothing better then chumping down a tasty cheeseburger or a lovely medium rare steak & my opinion about Greggs vegan sausage rolls is they’re utter shite, but nobody is forcing me to eat a Greggs vegan sausage roll yet if you believed the shite bigoted far-right gammon knuckle-dragging Tommy Robinson fanboy wankers were spouting you’d of thought this was some massive imposition upon them which is some mega threat to their way of life. Oh please gammon just fuck off with the conspiratorial bullshit about Greggs selling vegan baked goods as a nefarious means in turning everybody into vegans because nobody is forcing you to eat vegan anything for fucks sake. Most vegans I know whether they’re vegans for health or ethical reasons or both aren’t trying to convert anybody into eating a vegan, no vegetarian nor vegan has ever harassed me nor even merely suggested I should eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, nor have I ever heard of any militant vegan ever going into a steakhouse wearing to a suicide vest demanding the entire populous cease eating meat because meat is murder, yet despite vegans on the whole being extremely peace loving people they might as well be strapping on bombs & attempting to convert everybody into not using meat related products, because gammon will continue with the conspiratorial bullshit as seem to have this innate paranoia that vegans are trying to convert the entire populous into being vegans, they actually have the same innate paranoid bullshit about all groups in society different to them including trans people.

I’m trans woman & I nor any other trans person is trying to convert anybody into being trans, you’re either born trans or your not, what I & nearly all other trans people are asking for is that we are treated with dignity & respect, but apparently this is too much to ask for with the infestation of gammon there is now throughout society hence why you have Piers Morgan not just upchucking vegan sausage rolls on ITV’s Good Morning Britain but also verbally beating up trans activists such as Munroe Bergdorf. Piers Morgan reflects the gammon infestation’s inability to accept difference & diversity, whether it’s Greggs selling vegan sausage rolls or trans people demanding to be respected on par with the rest of society. Despite the fact if we were all meant to be the fucking same we’d all have been born fucking clones of one another, but with gammon we must be like them or else, hmm I kind of think trying to impose we should all be like braindead gammon to be you know a bit fascistic!

It’s New Year 2020 & As A Physically Disabled Trans Woman I’ve Never Been So Shit Scared About My Future As I’m Now

Though I had most awesome start to this new decade as in the first minutes of the 2020s I got engaged to my girlfriend & we both now dream of having a fabulous wedding sometime in the next few years, however this is all very much dependent on whether this Tory government doesn’t murder me for the crime of being a disabled person.

Despite there being wedding bells in the air for yours truly, I’ve never been as scared for my future as I’m this New Year 2020, yes I might have survived the 2010s as a disabled person who increasingly needs government assistance to help me with the day to day tasks which able bodied people take for granted when over many other disabled people perished as a consequence of Tory austerity, but I can’t help thinking its really only a matter of time before I’m shipped off to an Atos death camp & become yet another statistic in the Tory genocide against disabled people.

The Tories continuing policy when it comes to caring for disabled people

Genocide & death camps might sound well too emotive & hyperbolic for some, but hey your likely not a severely disabled person thus have no fucking idea what so fucking ever what it’s fucking feels like to be a disabled person living under the threat which Tory government poses to us merely breathing never mind living or thriving. Let me remind you without truly having a parliamentary majority the Tories have managed kill over 100,000 disabled people over the past decade & gave a knighthood to the evil Tory cunt who was main architect of that genocidal level of death, now the Tories have a thumping parliamentary majority I dread to think what economic terrorism the Tories are now going to get away with unleashing on disabled people particularly when there are Tory backbenchers like Sally-Ann Hart Hastings & Rye who thinks disabled people are inferior human beings.

I dread to think what economic terrorism the Tories will unleash when Brexit kicks in! Oh fucking dear (& then some) if your some fuckwit gammon who’s thinking Brexit will somehow produce some kind of British renaissance & the 2020s will be the roaring 2020s, because you truly are a fucking fuckwitted fool who knows nothing about fucking economics. This country is going to be far poorer as a consequence of Brexit & shit is going to be a lot more expensive, which is going hurt most off all the most vulnerable in society such as disabled people, but hey bollocks to us disabled people so long as gammon get to wrap themselves up in Union Jacks & bash Johnny Foreigner.

There are conflicting reports as to whether former leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson & leader of Britain First Paul Golding have had there applications to join the Tory Party turned down, but the fact the fascist hatemongering gammon are joining the Tories in droves led by the likes of Tommy Robinson & Paul Golding & Katie Hopkins is shit fucking scary, in fact what’s more scary is that Boris Johnson nor any other senior Tory has discouraged out & out fascist thugs from joining the Tories nor condemning fascist thug like Paul Golding making threats of violence against those who legitimately oppose this Tory government.

Boris’s hardon for Brexit, Boris’s racist & Islamophobic & homophobic &  misogynistic rhetoric, Boris evidently being Britain’s pound shop version of Donald Trump, geez wonder why far-right hatemongering trolls are attracted to supporting the Tories, fuck it why not cut out the bullshit & have the Tories drop the oak tree as their party logo & replace it with the swastika because hey it’s obviously the direction the Tories are currently traveling.

I’m not just shitting myself about the Tories economic policy affecting me due to being a disabled person, I’m shitting myself about the Tories social policies affecting me as a trans woman, for whatever reason trans people are still the most persecuted section of the LGBTQ community & considering we now have hatemongering gobshites trolls like Katie Hopkins joining the Tories who is the most rabid of rabid transphobic bigots & that we know there are transphobic bigots on the Tory parliamentary benches such as David T.C Davies, yeah it doesn’t quite look as if it will be the roaring 2020s if you’re trans or non-binary. I’m not saying that lesbian & gays won’t be immune from any Tory anti-LGBTQ bullshit, but apart from the odd fringe voice spouting homophobic bigotry the vast majority of Tories now generally accept gay & lesbian equality, it’s trans & particularly non-binary people who’ll be targeted by any Tory anti-LGBTQ bullshit. Despite us seeing a lot positive progress for trans people throughout the 2010s, maybe due to first half of the decade Britain having a Tory Prime Minister for all his faults was in fact socially liberal, but those days are long gone & the transphobic backlash is well underway, it’s now a question how much that will this will influence this Tory government when it comes to policy.

Remember Donald Trump posing with the LGBTQ Pride flag at a rally during the 2016 presidential election campaign, remember Boris going out of his way to mention LGBTQ when he first entered Downing Street as Prime Minister, golly hasn’t the Trump administration been mightily progressive & enlightened in it’s policies concerning the LGBTQ community & specifically trans people err NOT! Remember it was a Tory government which brought in Section 28 which deliberately discriminated against gays & lesbians, well there are now transphobic bigots proposing a similar discriminatory policy in regards to trans people.

I might not be so hopeful the 2020s will be so roaring for me personally or friends around me, in fact I sadly think the 2020s might be the last decade I get to draw breathe due to Tory this & Tory that, but I guarantee I will continue to fight & campaign against Tory evilness the best I can & I will never ever go fucking quietly.

Thanks To Fascistic Trump I’m Now Immobile For Christmas

I recently received this bullshit disabilist tweet from somebody who’s quite obviously a Tory troll.

Yes of course I must be lying my fucking arse off about being disabled because I’m not dribbling whilst sat in a wheelchair 100% of the time unable to comprehend the world. I can most definitely testify from personal experience as disabled person that the disablist attitude exhibited by this Tory troll is sadly pretty prevalent amongst the general populous, people really do seem to think that unless you’re not visibly sat in a wheelchair 100% of the time then your bullshitting the world about being disabled. What’s particularly irksome isn’t just that many people can’t grasp not all disabilities are visible & that those disabilities which are invisible are often the most debilitating of disabilities, it’s the contradictory bullshit of accusing disabled people of using whatever disabilities they suffer from as an excuse in not making enough effort to do whatever but then accusing disabled people of lying about being disabled when they do make an effort to do whatever, in other words when I do make effort to get out & about to do whatever despite being disabled I’m accused of lying about being disabled yet if I didn’t make an effort to get out & about to do whatever because of being disabled I’m then accused of using my disabilities as an excuse to be lazy, seems to me cynicism has replaced compassion regards the general attitude of people in this country towards disabled people.

For the record I suffer from multiple disabilities (not all of which are visible) including physical disabilities effecting my mobility, for the record whenever I have attended any protest or parade in London I’ve more often then not been laid up unable to walk for more then day afterwards, but it’s not just the next few days I’m going to be laid up unable to walk as a consequence of having attended yesterday’s Anti-Trump demo in London but I’m going to be immobile for the entirety of Christmas due to having tripped & fallen & in process knackering my right knee as well as spraining my left ankle.

yours truly at yesterday’s Anti Trump demo prior to busting my knee

When I tripped & fell as the anti-Trump demo was setting off from Trafalgar Square to march on Buckingham Palace where Queen Lizzy was hosting a reception for Donald Trump & other NATO leaders, it wasn’t the pain from having tripped & fallen in the manner I did that had me in floods of tears, but the police & stewards who’d gathered round me to see if I was okay misgendering me as ‘he’, which was kind of frigging ironic as I was attending this Anti-Trump demo to represent trans people as Indeed I have when I’ve attended all the other Anti-Trump demos I’ve managed to attend over the past couple of years.

With yesterday’s Anti Trump demo there were activists giving speeches about all usual leftwing concerns you’d expect activists to be making speeches about at an Anti-Trump demonstration, justice for Palestinians, fuck off NATO, Trump is a racist & Islamophobe & a misogynist, all which being a redder then red socialist I of course agree with, but there wasn’t one LGBTQ activist or more specifically trans activist speaking from the platform yesterday thus no mention of Trump’s rabid transphobia despite it being more then fucking evident that from the moment he took office his administration has been waging a war against trans people. Though Paris Lees did get to speak at a previous Anti-Trump demo back in the summer of 2018 which was attended by 300,000 people (me included) usually there’s been an absence of trans or even LGBTQ speakers at the Anti-Trump demos there have been & generally when it comes to antifascist demonstrations. Don’t the Stop The War Coalition or Unite Against Fascism or the Socialist Workers Party or whichever leftwing activist group who’ve been organising Anti-Trump & antifascist demos not know Trump is being a colossal cunt towards trans people, do they not think the rise is the far-right isn’t an increasing threat to LGBTQ people & specifically trans people?

It’s because of the lack of LGBTQ representation & specifically the lack of trans representation there has been from platform at Anti-Trump & antifascist protests which is exactly the reason why I attend these kind of protests waving a Trans Pride flag like a motherfucker & why there needs to be far more trans visibility amongst the demonstrators at these sort of protests as a reminder trans people are very much threatened by the rise of the far-right in fact more so then any other section of the LGBTQ community. Some might pooh-pooh my personal efforts to increase trans visibility in the fight against fascism making bollock all difference, however to my surprise a trans friend who ‘s a working-class Tory actually applauded me for my efforts in trying to increase trans visibility when it comes to demonstrating against Trump. It’s certainly not a good thing to have busted my knee thanks to Donald Trump being a fascist fuck, but having a Tory of all people appreciate me for the effort I’ve made in trying raise trans visibility when it comes to protesting Trump well that actually means a great deal to me & goes a long way to making up for the physical agony I’m having to endure this festive season.

Giving The Finger To Trump Is More Then Just About Hands Off Our NHS

Donald Trump arriving in Britain last night with wife Melania

Donald Trump arrived in Britain yesterday evening in Britain for a NATO summit & this afternoon thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people will be gathering on the streets of central London to say no to NATO, no to robbing us of our NHS & generally telling Trump the fascistic cunt to FUCK OFF.

NATO might be the longest standing military alliance in world history (so we are told) with the current summit here in Britain being attended by Donald Trump as well as leaders from other signatory member nations, the purpose of which is in part to mark or commemorate the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty’s inception. But post the Cold War what has NATO become other then hired goons for the Military Industrial Complex, there’s a country full of poverty stricken people with brown skin but has an abundance of natural resources usually predominately oil, then NATO is always ready to go bomb & plunder & generally leave the country in a far worse state. Weird how Nigel Farage wants the UK out of EU, but has no problem with us being part of NATO, despite the fact that it’s stipulated with the North Atlantic Treaty that an attack on one signatory member state is attack on all signatory member states, thus if the United States is attacked due to its dubious foreign policy then that entangles the UK militarily.

I guess NATO bombing the shit out of countries full of poverty-stricken people with brown skin to plunder their nation of it’s natural resources, won’t be the primary reason the majority of people will be protesting in central London this afternoon, no I’d imagine the primary reason the vast majority of people will be protesting Donald Trump will be the revelation that the Tory government have been in secret negotiations with the Trump administration to give American corporations ‘full market access’ to the NHS.

It was Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who last week of course held a press conference where he revealed 400+ pages of documentation revealing the Tories have indeed been in secret negotiations to give ‘full market access’ to the NHS in a proposed free trade deal with the United States & ‘full market access’ is code for the privatisation of the NHS, so no fucking wonder people would want to come onto the streets to protest fearful that post Brexit we could see the end of this nation’s most treasured institution & one of this nation’s greatest achievements.

Despite Corbyn having produced documented evidence that the Tories are planning the privatisation of the NHS, granting Trump & his billionaire vampirical capitalist buddies access to be able to have a feeding frenzy in its privatisation, the Tories response to this has been to accused Corbyn & Labour of fearmongering, spreading fake news & propagating a conspiracy theory. I think the Tories know an awful lot more than Labour this General Election campaign when it comes to spreading fake news, as for conspiracy theories, I seriously doubt Jeremy Corbyn gets his news from Infowars or is a regular listener to Alex Jones’s radio show, however Donald Trump does appear to be an avid reader of Infowars & in the past has seemed awfully friendly with Alex Jones.

I’m certainly fearful as fuck that in a post Brexit Britain we could see the end of universal healthcare particularly as less then 2 years ago I suffered a heart attack & thus I know from very personal experience about the NHS saving lives, I’ll certainly be protesting this afternoon against Trump robbing us of the NHS, but I’ll also be there because I’m a trans woman & no trans woman can forget the war on trans people being orchestrated by the Trump administration.

This afternoon in central London I’ll waving my Trans Pride flag, as Trump’s administration since the very the moment he took office has seemed to have had a particular prejudice against trans people, crushing legal protections for trans people & supporting laws which discriminate against trans people in the United States. I just know some fuckwit is going to ask me how does the Trump administration persecuting trans people in the United States affect me as a trans person living in Britain because apparently I shouldn’t care about trans people if they don’t live in Britain. There is such a thing as the ‘Trump effect’ which has reached these shores in the form of the homophobic/transphobic protests there’s recently been outside schools in Birmingham, which no doubt have been spurred on due to funding from the Christian Right/Far-Right in the United States who feel emboldened because Trump the fascistic bigoted cunt is in the White House.

Thoughts On Which Party Is Possibly Best When It Comes To The Issue Of Trans Rights

This past Sunday morning I was as per usual watching the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show being the political anorak that I’m & completely out of nowhere Andrew Marr asked Labour’s Angela Rayner whether the party was planning to make it easier for those people choosing to transition gender when it comes to legally self-identifying? Err? What? Marr you transphobic plank, I can testify as a trans woman myself that you don’t choose to be trans it’s ain’t a lifestyle choice! Angela Rayner did pull Andrew Marr up for making out that being transgender was a ‘lifestyle choice’ & then proceeded to detail many of the issues trans people face & that she fully supports trans equality.

I know that members of the Labour leadership such as Angela Raynor & Dawn Butler are strong supporters of trans people & trans rights, in fact I met Dawn Butler last year when she gave a speech in support of trans people at a conference that I was attending & her speech I remember was something which triggered a tsunami of abuse on social-media directed at Dawn personally from transphobic gobshite bigots. Transphobic bigots are again unhappy with Dawn because as Labour’s shadow equalities minister she has said there should be no discrimination against trans people regards single-sex spaces, yes I know it’s a fucking outrageous idea that trans people should be able to eat at the same lunch counter as cis people, for us be able to drink from the same water fountain, trans people we should know our place at the back of the bus & we must absolutely never use the same toilets as cis people. Despite from what Dawn Butler & Angela Raynor have said in support of trans people during the election campaign, some trans people have accused Labour of dog whistle transphobia in its manifesto as it states in the manifesto that a Labour government would enforce exemptions regards single-sex spaces, in other words they’d enforce discrimination against trans people, so there does seem to be a contradiction between what the manifesto states regards equality for trans people & what Labour politicians are saying regards equality for trans people.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson appeared directly after Angela Rayner on this past Sunday’s edition of the Andrew Marr Show & Andrew Marr asked Swinson in a similar manner about the Lib Dems support to make it easier for trans people to self-identify & not have to jump through hoops to validate our gender identity as we have to currently, the Lib Dems have certainly been banging the drum as loud as they are able to this election campaign about their support for trans equality & there is a decent chance at this election that one of their parliamentary candidates Helen Belcher being elected as Britain’s first trans MP. But how much the Lib Dems love to loudly trumpet that they’re uber champions of trans equality, they don’t think other oppressed minorities such as disabled people deserve greater social-justice & though at a national level the Lib Dems are all very pro LGBTQ that’s not necessarily the same at a local level because I do recall a local Lib Dem councillor telling round the time civil partnerships became legal for same-sex couples that she had nothing against gays & lesbians just so long as they didn’t live next door to her.

Tory slime ball & cokehead Michael was also on the Andrew Marr Show this past Sunday, but Andrew Marr didn’t ask the Tory slime-ball & cokehead where the Tories stood regards making it easier for trans people to self-identify, strange to me as he’d asked Labour’s Angela Rayner & Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson where they stand on the issue & strange because it was the Tories who first under David Cameron & then Theresa May were pushing to make it easier for trans people to self-identify. My understanding is that the Tories have dropped support for reforms to the Gender Recognition Act since Boris moved into No10 & he’s also appointed known Tory transphobes to top jobs in the cabinet such as Liz Truss who has links with a transphobic hate group. Obvious to me the Tories are moving to the hard right with Boris Johnson at the helm, which likely means if they’re re-elected on December 12th then there’s going to be a government far less supportive of trans people & far less friendly to the wider LGBTQ community.

I often get complaints from fellow trans people about not writing enough about trans issues, maybe I don’t write enough about trans issues but there are other issues which equally affect me because I’m much more then just trans. What I’m essentially saying to trans people is don’t get to wrapped up in the importance of trans rights that it blinds you to other issues at stake with this General Election which will affect you, yes most definitely trans rights are important you needn’t tell me as I’m a trans woman who in her time has been an extremely vocal trans activist, but what good are rights & equality if the environment is becoming so fucked up its become inhabitable.

The Day After Trans Pride Brighton

I’ve been downing Tramadol this morning after Trans Pride Brighton as if they were fucking Smarties due to the physical agony attending events such as Trans Pride Brighton & Pride in London has on disabled me, however the physical agony I now feel due to my exertions yesterday in attending TPB was worth it not only when it comes to the reward in being able to do my bit to champion the trans cause & to shout loudly & proudly trans is beautiful, but because this was the best TPB for me on a personal level specifically due to two fellow trans women I met

I want to give a special mention to both Patricia & Dee who I met at Trans Pride Brighton as they were both were really sweet by simply being welcoming of me, with being autistic & physically disabled I’ve often found it hard to socially connect with people at events such as TPB & often found people who I thought would be friendly towards me not actually being very welcoming of me at all, so yeah it meant a lot there were people at TPB wanting to know me & who I also discovered really value the stuff I write. Patricia is the chief organiser of the trans group I’ve more often than not marched with in the Pride London parade, though we’ve only recently become far more friendly to one another & I’ve discovered that despite various political differences Patricia is one of the sweetest trans women I’ve ever met, I also discovered that despite our political differences Patricia has been moved to tears by some of the articles I’ve written of late. Dee I met for the first time at TPB 2019, I actually thought she was going to ask for my autograph as she really did come over as something of a mega fan of my whole ‘don’t give a fuck’ style of writing, she was definitely expressing a great deal of praise about me as a writer to her friends, I’m seriously blown the fuck away because usually I’m met with quite a bit of indifference about the stuff I write even from those who claim they ‘care’ about me.

As lovely as it might have been for Trans Pride Brighton to facilitate my ego being massaged & thus helping to make this the best TPB on a personal level, of far more importance is that organisers are saying overall this is the best TPB there’s been so far, there definitely appeared to be more people participating in the TPB parade along the Brighton seafront & there definitely were more attendees both trans & cis at the park event & the park was chock full stalls more then there’s previously been giving out info on all kinds of trans related stuff.

Well I’m pleased to report this year’s Trans Pride Brighton there was no attempt by terfy transphobic bigoted motherfuckers to spoil the event with some disruptive stunt to push their odious agenda of transphobic hate, though the bigoted motherfuckers have been getting their panties in a bind online about Green Party MP & former party leader Caroline Lucas having attended TPB. Caroline Lucas was indeed in attendance at this year’s TPB & it’s not the first she’s attended because as being the local MP she also steadfastly supports greater equality & social-justice for trans people & reiterated this in the awesome speech she gave when addressing those of us who were about to participate in the TPB parade along Brighton’s promenade, I’d expect nothing from Caroline because I’ve long known she’s fucking awesome!

Caroline Lucas at Trans Pride Brighton

Maybe it’s time terfy transphobic bigoted motherfuckers twigged they’re very much on the wrong side of history as they’ve lost their culture war against the trans community which was always was fucking asinine in the first place, because it’s not just Caroline Lucas or Jeremy Corbyn & MPs on the left of the political spectrum who support trans people’s wish to live free as their true selves & to do so without harassment for being their true selves. Maybe terfy transphobic bigoted motherfuckers ought to do the decent thing & fuck off & literally choked on their sour grapes, certainly time they realised their political friends aren’t to be found on the radical-left but on the far-right, as TERFs obsessive hatred of trans people & in particular of trans women has a great deal in common with the far-right & their brand of bigoted hate.

One thing which I took away from this year’s Trans Pride Brighton which gave me hope for the future was when talking to younger trans & non binary activists whilst marching in the TPB parade who like myself fear the increasing rise of the far-right & thus are very much dedicated to campaigning against the threat the far-right pose, good news to hear the future generation of trans activists are taking the threat which the far-right pose far more seriously as it’s been my experience in the recent past that those Guardian reading middle-class trans women who’ve tended to steer the direction of the trans community have been far too complacent about the threat which the far-right pose & thus have never been that willing to do anything to effectively campaign against the far-right.

The growth of Trans Pride Brighton from where it started in back in 2013 to the size it is in 2019 has been an astonishing success & I’m proud to have been part of it’s success, long may TPB grow & have increasing success in being able to raise awareness of the trans cause & to champion trans is beautiful! As long as terfy transphobic bigots have influence in the mainstream media, so long as the mainstream media continues to attack the trans community, so long as there are increasing physical assaults motivated by transphobic hate, so long as trans people aren’t receiving adequate healthcare, so long as the far-right pose a threat to there being diversity & tolerance of diversity, there will be a need for TPB.

Not Sure What Other Trans People Are Planning To Do This Weekend But I’m Heading For Trans Pride Brighton

I can take it to my grave that back in 2013 I was at the inaugural Trans Pride Brighton where there was less then 10 of us on the parade through the streets of Brighton & a half empty park sparsely filled with stalls, five years on & last year Trans Pride Brighton had grown into the biggest trans orientated Pride event in Europe with near on 10,000 participating in the parade along Brighton’s promenade & a park full to capacity which was chock full of stalls championing the trans cause. There’s most definitely been rapid growth (& then some) with Trans Pride Brighton & I’m proud to have been year on year part of TPB’s rapid development, so this coming Saturday I’m planning to again be proudly part of TPB & I encourage all trans comrades if able to also make an effort in attending because trans visibility is such a crucial facet to our success.

Yours truly along with other trans comrades at the very first Trans Pride Brighton back in 2013

Sarah Savage & Fox Fisher & everybody else who got the ball rolling with Trans Pride Brighton & who continue to invest their energy in keeping TPB going should be commended for their efforts, having the foresight to make TPB happen in the first place & subsequently seeing an explosive growth in the event has had over the past 6 years has proven that for trans people our time is now! But despite there seeming to be far more support & acceptance of trans people here in the UK, despite the trans community getting far more attention than it ever has previously & despite the trans community having far more of an impact on wider society then it’s ever had, despite it all adding up to appearing that our time is now, we still very much need an event such as Trans Pride Brighton to have continued growth & success because there’s still much work to be done to seriously improve the plight of many trans people. There’s still much work to be done regards raising awareness of the specific issues all us trans people face on a daily basis & how best to address such issues, we are still faced with unacceptable amounts of discrimination as well as out & out transphobic hate reports of which seem to sadly be on the increase, there are still extremist transphobic bigots who’ve not grasped they’ve lost the culture war & have far too much influence, oh & then there’s Boris Johnson becoming the UK’s next Prime Minister which won’t necessarily mean he’ll be full on Donald Trump in attitude towards trans people but I do think a Tory government under Boris will lurch towards the hard-right thus possibly not be as pro trans nor pro LGBTQ as they have recently been, so having as massive of an event as Trans Brighton can get is important as it helps to draw more attention to all of what I’ve detailed plus much more & the more the numbers of attendees are bolstered by trans people the better.

Trans Pride 2014

It’s not just the more trans people who attend Trans Pride Brighton the more its going to help attract attention from the mainstream news media thus helping to increase trans awareness, it’s also about a show of force as in a positive show of force with strength in numbers against those who would like nothing better then to wipe us from the face of the earth. Remember I previously mentioned there were extremist transphobic bigots who hadn’t grasped they’ve lost the culture war, well last year these terfy motherfuckers disrupted Pride in London to protest trans inclusion, then attempted to gain entry to last year’s TPB event to push their odiously hateful agenda but ended up with a small number of them hurling abuse from a distance as we paraded along the seafront in Brighton which was met with several thousand of us giving them the wanker sign. Because I doubt any these bigoted motherfuckers have fucked off to choke on their sour grapes having finally grasped they’ve lost the culture war, they might very well attempt to disrupt this year’s TPB event & its perfectly understandable why the prospect of transphobic bigots possibly disrupting TPB which might put off some trans people from attending, but I’d point out scaring trans people away from attending TPB is exactly what transphobic bigots want to do & major means by which we will defeat these bigoted bullies is to show we are not fucking scared of them with a show of strength in numbers, this is why I’ve long said the more trans visibility is a crucial plank to our success as the more trans visibility there is then the less we will eventually be bullied for simply being our true selves as it illustrates the bullies can’t win.

trans model & activist Munroe Bergdorf with yours truly at Trans Pride Brighton 2018

I might not always feel welcome at TPB when it comes to the whole social-networking stuff, always feel somewhat left out in cold with people & their particular circle of friends at Trans Pride Brighton, but I always try to remember the bigger picture there is with TPB & by helping to further the trans cause with my attendance.