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In TERF Takedown, Lesbians & Trans March Together at Manchester Pride


The show of solidarity came in response to an anti-trans protest at London Pride.

In response to "lesbian activists" who blocked last month's London Pride parade to attack trans women, the rising L With the T group marched in front of England's Manchester Pride Saturday in an act of solidarity between lesbian and trans women.

The #LWithTheT movement started gaining ground after eight lesbians crashed the inclusive London parade with a sign that read "Transactivism erases lesbians." One even shouted, "A man who says he's a lesbian is a rapist," according to Gay Star News.

These women were members of a movement called Lez Get the L Out, which advocates for lesbians to leave the LGBTQ community. They claim trans women are males and that any advocacy for that group is centering men over women. They claim to be fighting misogyny, but instead of targeting sexist gay men, they mainly attack trans women.

Louise, a lesbian who declined to share her last name, led the trans-lesbian solidarity march in Manchester. 'We live in a very divided world at the moment. The last thing we need as a community is to be divided,' she told Gay Star News. "The same attacks in the media that happened against lesbians 30 years ago are mirrored by the terrible right-wing media that are attacking trans people today."

Some anti-trans lesbian activists are already lashing out in response to the march. Their main tactic: calling trans women males who are attacking women.

"The trans community have fought for equality alone. It's time as a community that we stand by our trans," said Louise.

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