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Both GoFundMe and JustGiving have closed LGB Alliance fundraising pages

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stumbledin Thu 30-Apr-20 18:40:28

LGB Alliance tweet says:

In breaking news GoFundMe has now closed our page and is refunding money to donors. We will set up a link on our website so that you can make direct donations to #LGBAlliance very soon. #AnnoyingButMinor #WeWillNotBeSilenced

Notice on the change in our donations campaign. JustGiving closed down our page, possibly in relation to the success of the recent campaign. (We did receive the donations)./1of5

Read full thread at twitter.com/ALLIANCELGB/status/1255852563343253504

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not2daysanta Thu 30-Apr-20 18:44:52

JustGiving stated the reason is “violent and abusive language”.

not2daysanta Thu 30-Apr-20 18:46:05

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ScrimpshawTheSecond Thu 30-Apr-20 19:01:41

Hm. Let's hope the Streisand effect just gives this more sunlight. Is this due to an MP's involvement?

popehilarious Thu 30-Apr-20 19:04:34

Christ, one post in and people are denying gay people their identity. No wonder some sort of LGB rights movement is needed.

ScrimpshawTheSecond Thu 30-Apr-20 19:06:05

Looks like SNP MP John NIcholson was involved.

stumbledin Thu 30-Apr-20 19:08:28

not2daysanta - seriously - you cant honestly think anyone is going to believe you when the LGB Alliance was set up by lesbians and gay men who were part of Stonewall.

But thanks for the perfect example of how those who dont support the rights of lesbians and gay men to be same sex attracted, think they can make wild accusations with no substance and suddenly lesbians and gay men will no longer believe they are only attracted to people as the same sex as them.

But thanks for the laugh! grin

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SunsetBeetch Thu 30-Apr-20 19:10:14

JustGiving stated the reason is “violent and abusive language”.

What??? How do you know this.

And yes, it was John Nicholson, who has been tweeting lies about them.

not2daysanta Thu 30-Apr-20 19:10:57

It’s got nothing to do with gay people, Pope. That’s my point. If gay people aren’t the target, it is not homophobia. But you knew that already.

popehilarious Thu 30-Apr-20 19:13:48

santa - don't understand your post. Plenty of gay people support LGB Alliance, yet you claim they are really straight. Denying their identities. Again, exactly why it's needed.

stumbledin Thu 30-Apr-20 19:22:00

The reality is that those trying to shut down the LGB Alliance and / or their fundraising are the homophobes. These are the people that think lesbians and gay men dont have the right to define their own sexuality ie they are being told it is hate speech to say that being lesbian or gay is being same sex attracted.

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stumbledin Thu 30-Apr-20 19:22:20

lgballiance.org.uk/about/

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EmpressLangClegInChair Thu 30-Apr-20 19:24:38

Santa, speaking as a lesbian who’s involved with the LGBA, what an utter load of bollocks.

SunsetBeetch Thu 30-Apr-20 19:24:55

Ah. Your wording was perhaps a.little confused, Santa?

Sorry this is Penis News (but an archived page I think), but John Nicholson has gone into print with his actions. I can't believe this is an actual MP.

web.archive.org/save/https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/04/30/lgb-alliance-fundraising-justgiving-gofundme-john-nicolson-snp-transpobia-hate-group/

MedusasButterDish Thu 30-Apr-20 19:45:31

I had trouble with that Wayback Machine link. It initially loaded, then jumped to a message saying the Wayback machine hadn't archived it. When I retried, the page about cookies on PN kept loading.

Can live pages cause issues with the Wayback Machine (for example blocking connection to prevent loss of advertising revenue)? Admittedly, I was accessing it on a mobile.

exLtEveDallas Thu 30-Apr-20 20:01:42

Meh, it’s yet another TRA own goal. By mass reporting and getting the funds closed all that happens is that everyone who donated is refunded and they will send the same donations to LGB Alliance direct, cutting out the middleman and ensuring the whole donation goes to them, rather than GFM or JG taking their cut.

As an added bonus, the Streisand effect means that MORE people will see it and MORE will donate!

They are just so stupid. For an MP, Nicholson is more stupid than most! 😂😂😂

Stealhsquirrelnutkin Thu 30-Apr-20 20:39:48

I just used the online contact form at lgballiance.org.uk/contact/
to ask them to send me their bank details so that I can set up a monthly direct debit and keep paying them the same amount as before. Or a paypal account if that works better for them.

If any of the donations I made to show my appreciation of John Nicholson's fundraising attempts get returned I'll be doubling them.

Oh yeah, if anyone is wondering, I've been an out and proud lesbian since the 1980's. Lesbians are same sex oriented, we don't have penises, and the cotton ceiling is an abomination.

BetsyM00 Thu 30-Apr-20 21:46:24

You need to take the word "save/" out of that web archive link for Pink News otherwise it is just creating a fresh archive of the page.

Or try this: archive.vn/oKaDq

MedusasButterDish Thu 30-Apr-20 22:03:33

Virgin Media doesn't approve of that, @BetsyM00.

MedusasButterDish Thu 30-Apr-20 22:05:37

Ah, it works when I use mobile data. I'm not goinh to name my provider, lest the you-know-whos go after them.

borntobequiet Thu 30-Apr-20 22:07:37

I’m not same sex attracted but I’ll donate.

Thinkingabout1t Fri 01-May-20 05:55:20

Now that the transactivists are openly opposing lesbian and gay rights, will liberals who supported transgenderism, because they thought it was the equivalent of the 20th-century gay rights movement, now take a step back and rethink?

JustTurtlesAllTheWayDown Fri 01-May-20 07:10:12

I was about to donate when that happened. Hopefully, they'll have a payment link up on their website soon so I can donate directly.
Nicholson is being a twit. He's clearly not done his homework and making ridiculous accusations. I'm hoping LGB Alliance is talking to their legal team. I'd be happy to contribute to any legal costs.

littlbrowndog Fri 01-May-20 07:18:34

You know at a time when violence against women and children has increased or just be more visible in this lockdown. A MP in my country is busy doing this.

Nicholson is a pure disgracev and a total idiot

Pertella Fri 01-May-20 07:59:28

I donated at the start and will now donate again. Lesbian and Gay people have the right to assemble and put their own needs first without always having to include and centre trans people.

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