We’ve been trying to tell you for a long time that the goal of anti-trans activism and legislation is to eliminate trans people from society and to prevent trans people from transitioning. And one of the reasons we know that is because the anti-trans activists and legislations make it very clear that that’s their goal.

In a new New York Times article, one of the key figures behind that activism and legislation admits it. Terry Schilling, leader of the American Principles Project (which has been working in tandem with the Alliance Defending Freedom, one of the key drivers of anti-trans cases in the UK) put it baldly:

Mr. Schilling, of the American Principles Project, confirmed that his organization’s long-term goal was to eliminate transition care. The initial focus on children, he said, was a matter of “going where the consensus is.”

One of the most frustrating things about this whole movement is that they’ve never made a secret of their aims or their strategy: it’s been publicly documented (by the anti-trans movement) since evangelicals’ conferences and strategy documents back in 2017. And there’s similar honesty in the Women’s Declaration, which has been signed by most of the high-profile anti-trans activists and groups in the UK: it describes legal recognition of trans women as “discrimination against women and girls” and demands its “elimination” in service provision and in law.

As Mallory Moore points out, “The Women’s Declaration is unambiguously a document for the abolition of trans people’s civil rights… It was written by Maureen O’Hara, Sheila Jeffreys (who has openly described trans women as “parasites”, and regularly as perverts and various other epithets), and Heather Brunskell-Evans (who is a major backer of antisemitic theories about the funding behind Transgenderism).”

When people show you who they are, believe them.