A group of lesbian women were removed by law enforcement during a Pride march in Cardiff, Wales, for “causing confrontation” after they were verbally attacked by trans activists. The organization, Get The L Out”, opposes the addition of transgenderism to the LGB category and carried banners that read “lesbians don’t like penises” and “trans activism erases lesbians.”
Videos uploaded to Get the L Out’s Twitter account depict an exchange between Get the L Out organizer Angela Wild and a police officer.
“I want to make sure I understand. You are removing lesbians from an LGBT march. Is that what you’re doing?” Wild asked the officer.
“Yes, that is what’s happening. For your safety and for other people’s safety,” he replied. “At the moment, your march is causing confrontation between different groups of people.”
In the background, a man wearing a dress can be seen rushing towards Liane Timmermann, activist and lead campaigner with the organization, while shouting insults.
On Twitter, feminists and lesbian allies expressed outrage at the footage uploaded by Get the L Out UK, with many pointing out the irony in removing lesbians from a pride parade for not wanting to engage in heterosexual relations.
Good afternoon @SWPCardiff … are these your officers kicking lesbians off a Pride march whilst an aggressive trans identified man screams at them and is allowed to proceed? Isn’t that lesbophobic of you? #PrideCymru2022 #terfs#gethelout#cottonceilingisrape pic.twitter.com/4a1ENr0Z98— Jean Hatchet (@JeanHatchet) August 27, 2022
Police removing lesbians from Cardiff Pride.— suzanne moore (@suzanne_moore) August 27, 2022
Right side of history boys? pic.twitter.com/JSRMfQf4s2
This shows just how ridiculous and sideways things are going in our LGBT community. Erasing the L…Wow…misogyny is alive and well. https://t.co/ngkQ15tBsZ— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) August 27, 2022
What a world we live in when lesbians asserting “lesbians don’t have penises” need a police escort in 2022 🙃— Sonia Sodha (@soniasodha) August 27, 2022
Lesbians being removed from a Pride march for their own safety.— Helen Saxby (@helensaxby11) August 27, 2022
The police aren’t dancing now are they? Where’s their solidarity with lesbians? Is the rainbow-washing just for the blokes?#PrideCymru2022#getthelout https://t.co/HGgnDjEkVp
Parade Organizers Fail To Protect Lesbians
A press release from the organizers of Pride Cymru made it clear they stood with the biological men masquerading as women, not the Lesbians:
A statement from Pride Cymru. pic.twitter.com/PQI4UDfnV9— Pride Cymru (@PrideCymru) August 27, 2022
This isn’t the first instance of hostility being directed at lesbians attempting to march at gay pride events in recent months.