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Counter Petition to David Paisley

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OhHolyJesus Tue 15-Dec-20 08:14:55

Just spotted this. About 6,300 people have signed Paisley's. This is the version for LGB people.

https://www.change.org/p/uk-media-uk-media-listen-to-the-lgb-alliance-they-speak-for-many-lgb-people/psf/promoteorr_share

We the undersigned ask that the UK media continues to provide a platform for the uncontentious organisation LGB Alliance.
The UK media have only recently started to provide a critical voice to the self decalred  LGBTQIA+ Leaders. However, these groups do not represent the views of all LGB people. Many Homosexual and bisexual people welcome the "LGB Alliance", an organisation many in the community feel is important to represent same-sex attracted people and people attracted to both sexes. The wider community no longer seems to represent us.
LGB Alliance faces criticism for being a pro LGB group, sometimes even cited as being transphobic by groups that do not want homosexuals to have a voice. LGB people should have a voice on issues that concern them.
LGB Alliance is a pro-LGB group and as such provide a voice for LGB people.
Some radical LGBTQ+ community groups do not like the 'LGB Alliance' However many lesbian, gay and bisexual people do.
LGB Alliance gives a voice for many LGB people that have been excluded and feel they are no longer represented by the dominant self-elected representatives in the 'community' we started.
LGB Alliance co-founders are lesbian women and gay men. They support other LGB people and groups and promote due regard for equality rights under the Equality Act  2010.
The LGB alliances aim to promote and to protect individuals from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. 
LGB Alliance promotes an alternative view to mainstream organisations that no longer prioritise the rights of LGB people
LGB Alliance has members that are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual.
The LGB Alliance are widely thought of as a pro-LGB group, as such any discussion in the UK media should frame them with respect to LGB issues within the LGBT+ community.
They speak for many of us, silences in recent debates and they should be quoted and asked to comment on issues relating to sexual orientation and affecting the LGBT+ community without the need to justify their stance of defending LGB people.
Many LGBT+ organisations attempt to describe the LGB Alliance as a "transphobic hate group".however the rights of individuals to come together under the common characteristics of sexual orientation is not hateful. Homosexuals have human rights and we would like to be represented by an organisation that reflects our view. 
The TUC condemn organisations that focus on homosexual interest as ' hateful'. however the "LGB Alliance" is the only group in the UK to speak solely for LGB people.
The UK is an increasingly hostile place for same-sex attracted people and members of the bisexual community, homophobic hate crime in the last five years has tripled. It is more important than ever that the homosexual and bisexual community and allies stand together to oppose intolerance of same-sex attracted people.
The LGB Alliance represent many in the  LGB community. We reject anti- homophobic rhetoric & support our fellow community members. Homosexual rights are human rights. LGB people should not be shamed.

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Imnobody4 Tue 15-Dec-20 10:03:31

Signed

StandUpStraight Tue 15-Dec-20 11:42:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FFSBringbackLangCleg Tue 15-Dec-20 13:53:54

I can’t find the front page of this, in spite of the link given above. Obviously other people are finding it OK! Can anyone link again? Thank you.

yourhairiswinterfire Tue 15-Dec-20 13:59:38

FFSBringbackLangCleg

I can’t find the front page of this, in spite of the link given above. Obviously other people are finding it OK! Can anyone link again? Thank you.

Click the link and it will ask you to donate or share the petition. Click 'I'll share instead', then you'll get options to share. Instead of sharing, go to the bottom of the page and press 'skip for now' and it will take you to the page to sign smile

yourhairiswinterfire Tue 15-Dec-20 14:00:01

FFSBringbackLangCleg

I can’t find the front page of this, in spite of the link given above. Obviously other people are finding it OK! Can anyone link again? Thank you.

Click the link and it will ask you to donate or share the petition. Click 'I'll share instead', then you'll get options to share. Instead of sharing, go to the bottom of the page and press 'skip for now' and it will take you to the page to sign smile

FFSBringbackLangCleg Tue 15-Dec-20 14:38:08

Thank you so much, but when I do that, I just get a list of 10 other petitions to sign. Aaargh - sorry.

ArabellaScott Tue 15-Dec-20 14:41:30

Hopefully this link will take you to the main page.

www.change.org/p/uk-media-uk-media-listen-to-the-lgb-alliance-they-speak-for-many-lgb-people

Jux Tue 15-Dec-20 14:51:11

Done

Stealhsquirrelnutkin Tue 15-Dec-20 15:54:29

Thank you for the head up, happy to have a chance to sign and give an opposing voice to the spiteful nonsense being spouted by David Paisley.

I am so weary of having to defend the right of lesbians to centre ourselves in our own activism.

FFSBringbackLangCleg Tue 15-Dec-20 17:56:46

Signed, thank you both.

FamilyOfAliens Tue 15-Dec-20 18:00:54

Signed

Sillydoggy Tue 15-Dec-20 22:03:05

Signed

Falleninwiththewrongcrowd Tue 15-Dec-20 22:23:45

Tried searching the change.org site using the terms "lgb alliance", and it comes up with several petitions opposing the organisation, with Paisley's at the top of the list, but the petition supporting the LGB Alliance is nowhere to be seen.

Why could this be?

www.change.org/search?q=Lgb%20alliance

OhHolyJesus Tue 15-Dec-20 22:58:44

Sorry for those struggling to find it

I can still see it here so it's still active, not deleted yet!

https://www.change.org/p/uk-media-uk-media-listen-to-the-lgb-alliance-they-speak-for-many-lgb-people

Started by Maya Cook

Maybe search for:

UK Media: Listen to the LGB Alliance they speak for many LGB people

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OhHolyJesus Tue 15-Dec-20 23:00:03

Why could this be?

If I was a suspicious person I'd say someone was messing with the algorithms or search functions or whatnot...

🧐

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Lisz Wed 16-Dec-20 05:59:35

Anti-LGBA petition just passed 7,000 and still climbing.
Pro-LGBA petition; gave up the ghost around 500
and ground to a halt.

There are surprisingly few willing to stick up for the old LGBA when it comes down to it. I mean I knew they were unpopular but jfc that’s pathetic

SunsetBeetch Wed 16-Dec-20 06:40:48

The BBC has a duty as a public broadcaster to present a balanced discussion. If it is swayed by a petition from the echo chamber that is twitter, it's in bigger trouble than I thought.

Jeez, just when Haddock fucks off, along comes David 'Mr Angry' Paisley to step into his shoes. Has he offered naked pictures for signing yet?

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