Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Toiletgate 2: swishing the mop

You may be wondering what ever happened after that business with Roz Kaveney and the no-trannies-in-the ladies'-loos thing at Pride. Wonder no longer, for here is an update.

Here's how it went:

Roz Kaveney was refused access to the womens' loos at Trafalgar Square.

An impromptu protest was held.

Roz was allowed into the womens' loo.

The impromptu protest dispersed, believing that the "no trannies" policy had been reversed.

It wasn't reversed, and a short while later a transwoman was assaulted in the mens' toilets as a result of this policy.

Criticism has been levelled at the stewards in question, and the Metropolitan Police LGBT Liaison officer who was present, and at Pride London in general.

There has been much heated discussion about whether there is, or even should be, a T in LGBT.

Auntysarah was at the big meeting to discuss this stuff, and here's her write-up on LJ.