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Boris Johnson Wades Into Culture War By Backing Controversial LGB Alliance Group

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Culture war hits Boris Johnson as he backs ‘LGB alliance’ accused of transphobia by opponents

  • Boris Johnson congratulates LGB Alliance on eve of inaugural annual conference
  • Last night the charity also said it was invited to a summit in Downing Street
  • But critics have accused the group of campaigning against transgender rights










Boris Johnson has entered the culture war by praising a gay group accused of transphobia by opponents.

The Prime Minister wrote to the LGB Alliance congratulating it on its “incredible hard work” and sending it “best wishes”.

Last night, the group said they had also been invited to a meeting in Downing Street, where members had been told they had “a lot of support from above.”

Critics accuse the LGB Alliance of campaigning against transgender rights.

But the group says it stands up for the rights of women who believe it is not possible to change their biological sex.

The prime minister’s support came after the LGB Alliance, which claims to represent the interests of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, invited him to attend its first national conference yesterday.

The Prime Minister wrote to the LGB Alliance congratulating it on its “incredible hard work” and sending it “best wishes”. Pictured on Thursday in Armagh, Northern Ireland

About 50 trans rights activists gathered outside the central London venue shouting ‘Trans rights are human rights’ as three ‘gender-critical’ female MPs addressed the crowd.

Gender Critical is used to describe those who believe that humans cannot change the biological sex.

Inside, the group greeted No10’s letter and projected it onto a large screen to cheers from supporters.

The letter, written by Mandy Godridge, of Communications Unit No10, reads: ‘The Prime Minister is pleased to learn of this groundbreaking event.

‘Unfortunately it will not be possible for [him] to attend, due to pressure on his schedule.

The prime minister's support came after the LGB Alliance, which says it promotes the interests of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, invited him yesterday to attend its first national conference (pictured)

The prime minister’s support came after the LGB Alliance, which says it promotes the interests of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, invited him yesterday to attend its first national conference (pictured)

Critics accuse the LGB Alliance of campaigning against transgender rights.  Above: Protesters outside the LGB Alliance annual conference in London on Thursday

Critics accuse the LGB Alliance of campaigning against transgender rights. Above: Protesters outside the LGB Alliance annual conference in London on Thursday

“However, on his behalf I would like to thank the LGB Alliance for their incredible hard work and my best wishes for a successful conference.”

Asked about the letter, the Prime Minister’s spokesperson said: “The government is clear that biology matters and that there are different health needs between the sexes.

“It is clear to us that all transgender people should be treated with dignity and respect.”

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