London Pride: Anti-trans activists disrupt parade by lying down in the street to protest ‘lesbian erasure’.
Anti-trans protesters have disrupted the Pride in London parade, lying down on the ground at the front of the march until officials persuaded them to move on.
The small group carried banners and flyers stating “transactivism erases lesbians” and describing the trans movement as “anti-lesbianism”.
One of the protesters told LGBT outlet PinkNews: “We want to get the L out of Pride, a man cannot be a lesbian, a person with a penis cannot be a lesbian.”
Another accused trans people of “pressuring lesbians to have sex with them”, and stated she and other had been referred to as Terfs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists).
Chair of LGBT+ Lib Dems Jennie Rigg said: “I am appalled that transphobic protestors were allowed to lead the march and the crowd asked to cheer them on.
It’s getting confusing, even for them.