Singer Alison Moyet joins anti-trans activists in letter attacking LGBT charity Stonewall

Singer Alison Moyet has signed a letter criticising LGBT charity Stonewall for supporting transgender rights.

The “All Cried Out” singer, a regular performer at Pride events in the UK, was one of the 17 signatories of the letter, published in The Times on October 4, attacking Stonewall for backing trans-inclusive changes to the Gender Recognition Act.

Update: Alison Moyet has posted a public response to this article. Click here for the updated story.

Stonewall historically campaigned only on lesbian, gay and bisexual issues until chief executive Ruth Hunt led the adoption of a transgender-inclusive stance in 2015, recruiting a Trans Advisory Board and beginning to campaign for reforms to bolster legal recognition of trans people. The charity recently adopted the slogan ‘Trans Women are Women, Get Over It!’ on merchandise.

Alison Moyet performs at Manchester Pride 2012 (Nathan Cox/Getty)

The letter took issue with the charity’s broadened mission and claims its work is “undermining women’s sex-based rights and protections.”

It claims that “it is vital for there to be a debate about transgender politics and the rights of women and girls,” and attacks Stonewall for purportedly “call[ing] debate on this matter ‘transphobic.'”

The letter continues: “We urge Stonewall to acknowledge that there are a range of valid viewpoints around sex, gender and transgender politics, and to acknowledge specifically that a conflict exists between transgenderism and sex-based women’s rights.

“We call on Stonewall to commit to fostering an atmosphere of respectful debate rather than demonising as transphobic those who wish to discuss, or dissent from, Stonewall’s transgender policies.”

Alison Moyet performs at the Candle Lit Vigil at Manchester Pride 2012. (Nathan Cox/Getty)

Moyet has previously had heated Twitter confrontations with trans activists.

In a tweet on Wednesday ahead of the letter’s publication, she wrote: “I am thankful for activists both pro and anti women’s rights. You have focused my mind with your love and your hate. I am officially radicalised. #Feminist”

The letter is co-signed by a number of other trans-exclusionary radical feminist campaigners, including Julie Bindel, who has been vociferous in her criticism of the so-called “trans cabal.”

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