At last....Lesbian Labour

(38 Posts)
MuthaFunka61 Tue 20-Apr-21 14:31:16

The cavalry arrives (thank goodness)

www.lesbianlabour.com/

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RabbitOfCaerbannog Tue 20-Apr-21 14:42:24

"Out and Political
Who are we?
Same-sex attracted women in the Labour Party
Why have we formed Lesbian Labour?
We need a voice of our own to represent us"

This looks promising! More power to their elbow.

persistentwoman Tue 20-Apr-21 15:34:55

Hmmm. I thought lesbians weren't allowed to organise without men's permission? confused

Well done sisters flowers

NonnyMouse1337 Tue 20-Apr-21 16:07:06

First LGB Alliance gaining charity status and now this. Fab news. Best wishes to Lesbian Labour!

highame Tue 20-Apr-21 16:16:16

I hope they branch out and accept straight women.

PotholeHellhole Tue 20-Apr-21 16:32:45

They don't need to, highame, we've got Labour Women's Declaration for women in general. But there really needs to be a specific lesbian only group.

NonnyMouse1337 Tue 20-Apr-21 16:39:33

Yes, please refer to the Labour Women's Declaration if you'd like to get involved.
labourwomensdeclaration.org.uk

Given the issues lesbians have had to deal with, it's good to see them start their own group.

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MonkeyNotOrgangrinder Tue 20-Apr-21 17:44:51

That piece by Lynn Alderson is amazing smile

newnortherner111 Tue 20-Apr-21 18:13:53

I agree with their aims, and I am straight. I wish them every success.

Shedbuilder Tue 20-Apr-21 18:16:00

I've been waiting for this. Good luck to everyone involved and thank you for speaking out.

TeiTetua Tue 20-Apr-21 18:49:53

It looks good, but I can see people with XY chromosomes wanting to join, and some in the group wanting them not to join (and possibly others vehemently defending their right to join) and a fight breaking out. I hope there's a plan to deal with this.

RabbitOfCaerbannog Tue 20-Apr-21 19:02:55

Yes, let's hope so. There was a thread a while ago about how a lesbian group might go about doing that, can't remember title/op.

WellIWasInTheNeighbourhoo Tue 20-Apr-21 19:04:09

They need to add a point on their website about how to support them.

Thecatonthemat Tue 20-Apr-21 19:41:26

Some familiar faces there. I am sure these women are well able to deal with the idiots who don’t know what a woman or lesbian is.

MuthaFunka61 Wed 21-Apr-21 09:56:59

Hi @WellIWasInTheNeighbourhoo, I've contact LL with your question and'll let you know the response.

I'm so glad others are as welcoming and relieved about the formation of this group as I am

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MuthaFunka61 Sun 25-Apr-21 13:44:55

@WellIWasInTheNeighbourhoo. I've had a response from Lesbian Labour and the advice is to use the contact form on the website initially.

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mollythemeerkat Sun 25-Apr-21 15:17:23

I note the support for young lesbians - much needed at a time when so many of them may be influenced by the transboy narrative. Go Lesbian Labour.

MuthaFunka61 Fri 30-Apr-21 11:21:54

Here's a press released published in Lesbian and Gay News

lesbianandgaynews.com/2021/04/lesbian-labour-lesbians-within-the-labour-movement-are-fighting-back-against-attacks/

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MuthaFunka61 Fri 30-Apr-21 11:24:15

The topic of young lesbians being subsumed into trans ideology is mentioned in the above article @mollythemeerkat

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YomTov Sat 01-May-21 21:17:55

I can promise you, Tei Tetua, that no XYs will have the slightest chance of joining and we are unanimous about that.

Polovsky Sat 01-May-21 22:44:55

It is really heartening to see this supportive thread. We have a growing list of names of non-lesbians who want to be Friends of Lesbian Labour. Contact us via website form or lesbianlabour@gmail.com

MuthaFunka61 Sun 02-May-21 13:16:55

Great to see you on this thread @YomTov & @Polovsky. Thanks for taking time to post flowers

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SmiledWithTheRisingSun Thu 06-May-21 13:10:44

Have signed up as a friend today!
Now off to spoil my ballot 💛

MuthaFunka61 Sun 09-May-21 13:57:19

Nice one @SmiledWithTheRisingSun and thanks 🙂

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Igmum Sun 09-May-21 21:43:48

Wonderful wonderful wonderful women. Well done and good luck

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