On February 1 Kelly-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, received a text message and several phone calls from a police officer, who told her that Susie Green of Mermaids (a U.K. charity that “campaign[s] for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobb[ies] for improvements in professional services,” i.e. supports pushing children into undergoing irreversible medical procedures to validate “gender identity” ideology) had reported her to the police over eight tweets posted between October 2016 and August 2017. According to Parker, “The main gripe Susie has is that I refer to castration in my tweets about her son. It is not news to those who are familiar with Susie Green that she did take her son to Thailand at sixteen to get SRS surgery which involves castration, clearly.” The officer told Parker that she would be arrested if she tried to leave the country, or was pulled over while driving, and that she must agree to an interview with the police. On February 23 she attended the police interview. She is facing potential charges of nuisance, public order, and malicious communications compounded with a potential hate crime. Read Parker’s full account here.
Just to be clear, the police are interrogating and potentially prosecuting a woman for voicing her opinion criticizing transgenderism and gender identity activism.
“I will not kowtow to an ideology that demands I cannot speak the truth. I will not be compelled to say a man is a woman, or that sterilising children is okay, that encouraging kids who don’t fit in or who struggle with their identity that a good solution is puberty blockers and cross sex hormones and a life time of drugs. I will not pretend that I think a charity courted by the police, children’s charities and even the Royal family is one with great outcomes for all children it touches. I will not pretend that a woman who circumvents UK law to give her son treatments not allowed in the UK is right or good.”
We stand with Posie Parker and support her right to publicly reject transgenderism and gender identity activism.