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It seems LGB Alliance USA is joining with UK LGBA

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highame Sat 29-Aug-20 09:24:41

twitter.com/LGBAlliance_USA I hope his links ok. If not, could someone more competent do another one grin

I think this is good news, not just for lesbians but for all GC women.

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highame Sat 29-Aug-20 09:28:24

Their list of concerns are great

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CasuallyMasculine Sat 29-Aug-20 09:31:33

I read their list of concerns and felt profoundly moved at their compassion and reason.

highame Sat 29-Aug-20 09:38:52

It looks as though lots of other countries might be joining at some point. I always knew their would be a movement pop out of this but couldn't see where it was going to come from. I'm hetero but joined LGB Alliance a few months ago and encouraged other women to do the same.

I'm really hoping this is the one

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RozWatching Sat 29-Aug-20 09:59:49

How did you join highame? LGB Alliance doesn't have members.

highame Sat 29-Aug-20 10:07:20

Sorry, mixed up with something else. Get their newsletter which is really good

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Lisz Sat 29-Aug-20 12:28:00

I wonder why they never seemed to take off? I mean the name is awful of course and the less said about the relentless self-owning of their social media the better but I mean just generally. I only ever read about it on here or from themselves. I’ve never spoken to a soul that gives much of a toss about them either way.

It’s like they don’t really exist. For 2 years it’s a lousy show.

lionheart Sat 29-Aug-20 12:48:35

I was really heartened when I saw this.

Datun Sat 29-Aug-20 13:01:09

Lisz

I wonder why they never seemed to take off? I mean the name is awful of course and the less said about the relentless self-owning of their social media the better but I mean just generally. I only ever read about it on here or from themselves. I’ve never spoken to a soul that gives much of a toss about them either way.

It’s like they don’t really exist. For 2 years it’s a lousy show.

You've either been living under a rock Lis, or your determination to minimise women's success is getting a little silly.

Allison Bailey is in the process of suing Stonewall and her support is so great she met her crowd funder almost instantly.

Still, it's always good to get the opportunity to show more people. So thanks for that.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3950877-Allison-Bailey-to-sue-Stonewall

dolorsit Sat 29-Aug-20 13:03:22

It’s like they don’t really exist. For 2 years it’s a lousy show.

LGBA UK only formed in October so less than a year ago. Or do you mean the US organisation? I admit I'd not heard about them but I don't recall reading about them on Mumsnet.

Allison Bailey is in the process of suing Stonewall and her support is so great she met her crowd funder almost instantly.

Frankly I wish she had legal grounds for suing Crowdfunder as well. What a complete shitshow they turned that into.

Winesalot Sat 29-Aug-20 13:26:30

Lisz

And yet they are doing a great deal. They have been discussing their issues with different government groups, they have helped start groups in at least 3 other countries to support protection of same sex rights. Those of lesbians and gay people.

Why do you equate success to who is the loudest and preens in attention? If they are successful in meeting the policy makers and enacting the protections they have formed to get, I’d rate that success for the 10 months they have been going.

BadhbhCatha Thu 03-Sep-20 13:45:48

Who is behind the LGB Alliance USA organization?

Tereskova Thu 03-Sep-20 13:51:29

@BadhbhCatha
A small group of LGB people from all over the US with support from Bev, Kate and the LGB alliance UK

BadhbhCatha Thu 03-Sep-20 14:45:40

Yes, Who are the LGB People from all over the US who are involved? The people who are the Facebook admins?

Tereskova Thu 03-Sep-20 14:56:11

You want me to name them? Why?

BadhbhCatha Thu 03-Sep-20 16:48:32

Because groups ought to be transparent. The LGB Alliance has made some pretty homophobic statements and taken some homophobic positions, so I'd like to evaluate whether this is a real effort or just more astroturf.

Datun Thu 03-Sep-20 16:53:42

BadhbhCatha

Yes, Who are the LGB People from all over the US who are involved? The people who are the Facebook admins?

You could always ask them.

BadhbhCatha Thu 03-Sep-20 17:03:19

No, I can't. They blocked me on Twitter even though I have never interacted with them.

Apollo440 Thu 03-Sep-20 17:11:52

BadhbhCatha
The LGB Alliance has made some pretty homophobic statements

Wow. More homophobic than saying homosexuality isn't same sex attraction which is Stonewall's position. Please link to these statements so we can share your horror.

Datun Thu 03-Sep-20 17:15:21

BadhbhCatha

No, I can't. They blocked me on Twitter even though I have never interacted with them.

Oh well. Maybe try writing a letter?

Tereskova Thu 03-Sep-20 17:21:10

They blocked you on Twitter so you can’t join the Facebook group or send the Facebook page a message?

I don’t think anonymously popping up on mumsnet will get you the answers you’re looking for, but if you’re in the States totally feel free to join an help us steer it in the right direction.

Tereskova Thu 03-Sep-20 17:22:31

Also if you pm me your twitter handle I can check what happened and ask them to unblock you.

Twunk Thu 03-Sep-20 17:57:18

I would also be interested to know what the “homophobic statements” were? That’s quite an accusation to throw around.

BadhbhCatha Thu 03-Sep-20 18:16:15

I mean, I don't think I need to say one is less homophobic so it's cool. LOL

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