I’m sure the Mumsnet anti-transgender campaigners are very polite and convincing on email. Unfortunately people don’t realise that they’re well known for being horribly transphobic. Even the @NSPCC backed out of activity with them because of it
What I’m sure the people at @autism don’t realise, is that there’s a really nasty campaign going on at the moment where anti-trans lobby groups are targeting organisations that support trans people. @stonewalluk has been targeted today, as seen here
Our work for trans equality is at the heart of our mission for acceptance without exception: a blog from our CEO, @ruth_hunt, on our work on trans rights #ComeOutForLGBT#ComeOutForTransEqualityhttps://www.stonewall.org.uk/stonewall-stories-category/come-out-lgbt/our-work-trans-equality-heart-our-mission-acceptance…
My goodness that is appalling, heaven knows what weird smears they sent to @Autism to get them to drop @Mermaids_Gender a charity endorsed by Prince Harry recently! @harris7741 – can you shed light on this decision?
You really would have thought NAS would have done their research before putting Mermaids on their website. Then they’d know this campaigning by the anti-trans activists on MN was wrong and lazy stereotyping.
Heey, Im a real life autistic trans person, and by deliberately taking those resources away you are not only making vulnerable peoples lives more difficult, but doing it for the sake of nothing but transphobic bile presented as fact. Not okay.
The site was updated April 2018. Was it in the cached version. I would say being trans occurs more amongst ASD peeps. But I have seen the anti- lobby suggesting we’re eugenicists who are trying to stamp out Autism via making people trans.
So @Autism is not concerned about the needs of autistic trans children? They’re willing to cave to a few boilerplate e-mails filled with lies, and not consult directly with Mermaids or any organizations that work with them to find the truth of the matter?
That’s appalling, you’s have thought they would have promoted the best interests of autistic trans kids and not listened to some radical feminists that believe Big Pharma creates trans people for money.
#ActuallyAustistic DO NOT IGNORE THIS. Let me spell it out to you, NT transphobes made a stink and @Autism removed support for trans autistic kids on their site NT PEOPLE LOBBIED TO HAVE SUPPORT FOR AUTISTIC KIDS REMOVED AND @autism CAVED IN. PAY ATTENTION TO THIS.
I had a friend at uni who was struggling with his mental health and thought he was autistic but couldn’t risk asking for NHS help for either mental health problems or autism because it would make it significantly harder for him to get T and top surgery.