Boris Johnson has entered into the culture war, praising a gay group that is being attacked for transphobia.
The Prime Minister wrote to the LGB Alliance to congratulate it on its ‘incredible hard work’ and send his ‘best wishes’.
Last night, the group said it had also been invited to a meeting in Downing Street, where members had been told they had ‘a lot of support really high up’.
Critics accuse LGB Alliance and its supporters of opposing the rights of transgender people.
However, the group said it was standing up for women who believe it’s impossible to change their biological sex.
After the LGB Alliance, which claims it aims to promote the interests of lesbians and gay men, invited him yesterday to attend its first national conference, the PM offered his support.
The Prime Minister wrote to the LGB Alliance to congratulate it on its ‘incredible hard work’ and send his ‘best wishes’. Pictured in Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Around 50 trans rights activists gathered outside the venue in central London shouting: ‘Trans rights are human rights’, as three ‘gender critical’ female MPs addressed attendees.
Gender critical refers specifically to those who believe that biological sex can be changed.
The group projected the letter from No10 onto a large screen and received cheers from their supporters.
The letter, written by Mandy Godridge, from the No10 communications unit, said: ‘The Prime Minister is delighted to learn of this ground-breaking event.
‘Unfortunately, it will not be possible for [him]Due to pressures on his schedule, he was unable to attend.
After the LGB Alliance, which claims it aims to promote the interests of lesbians and gay men, invited him yesterday to its first national conference (pictured), the PM supported him.
Critics accuse LGB Alliance’s campaign against trans rights. Above: Protesters outside LGB Alliance’s annual conference held in London on Thursday
‘However, on his behalf, I would like to thank the LGB Alliance for their incredible hard work and send my best wishes for a successful conference.’
Asked about the letter, the PM’s spokesman said: ‘The Government is clear that biology matters and there are different health needs between the sexes.
‘We are clear that all transgender people should be treated with dignity and respect.’