Trans teen Lily Madigan begs the media and anti-trans activists to stop attacking her
A teenager at the centre of a vicious campaign of hate from anti-trans activists has begged for the abuse to stop.
Lily Madigan, from Kent, has been the subject of no fewer than five articles from The Times newspaper, along with hundreds of messages of abuse online.
The national newspaper heavily focussed on the teen in recent weeks – claiming she is at the centre of a national debate around gender recognition reforms after being elected women’s officer of her local Labour Party.
Despite the abuse, the teen tells PinkNews she won’t let transphobes stop her from pursuing her political passions.
The 19-year-old wrote on Twitter this morning, “Please stop. I can’t handle it anymore.”
“I’m so mentally distressed that I can’t sleep or eat or go to school. No one deserves this.
“There’s only so many times I can read lies or my deadname or misgendering. I’m just a teenager. Please just stop. I don’t want to do this anymore.”
The post has been favourited more than one thousand times, with comments of support from the likes of Labour MP Wes Streeting and Hollyoaks actress Annie Wallace.
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband even showed his support when he followed Lily on Twitter earlier today.
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