A transgender-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF) who was kicked off of an LGBTQ panel in Baltimore for her anti-trans views appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson and used her rhetoric to bolster the conservative position that trans people are predators.
Julia Beck, who is a lesbian, appeared on Carlson’s show after being removed from a leadership role on Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s LGBTQ Commission, according to The Baltimore Sun.
“I never thought I’d be on Fox News of all places. I don’t trust the right wing. I don’t trust Fox News,” Beck told the Sun about her appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
“I do feel kind of nervous about working with the right wing because they have opposed women’s bodily autonomy and lesbians’ sovereignty,” the 26-year-old said.
Yet she appeared on Carlson’s show Tuesday and voiced her anti-trans views while Carlson nodded in agreement with her.
“When we get down to it, women and girls all share a biological reality. We are all female,” Beck said. “But if any man, if any male person can call himself a woman or legally identify as female, then predatory men will do so in order to gain access to women’s single-sex spaces.”
During the segment, Carlson’s team juxtaposed Beck speaking about predatory men with a photo of Karen White, who identifies as trans and who was convicted of sexually assaulting women, then went on to assault two other women in prison. According to the lower third that ran along with the Fox segment, Beck was kicked off of the commission because she used the anomalous case of Karen White, which happened in England, to drive home her anti-trans agenda.
Leaning into the idea of driving a wedge between marginalized groups, Carlson asked Beck how she could bash trans people, since they are part of the LGBTQ acronym. Beck took the bait.
"I’d like to make a distinction here. The letters in the acronym share not much. The L, G, and B are based on sexualities. They are based on sex — biological realities," Beck said. "But the T is based on gender identity, which is not based in biological reality. I would argue that it’s opposed to biological reality.”
Beck, who refuses to use proper pronouns for transgender people, was elected to cochair the LGBTQ Commission to advise city officials and agencies last fall, but soon after, her anti-trans views put her at odds with others on the commission. It was, in part, her purposeful misgendering of trans people that got her kicked off of the commission.
“You can’t tell other people how to identify,” Akil Patterson, cochair of the commission, told the Sun. “They are part of the community. It costs us nothing to say ‘her’ or ‘him,’ or say ‘they’ or ‘them.’”
Beck was eventually replaced on the commission by Ava Pipitone, a trans lesbian.