A damning verdict

The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, has released a damning statement about the increasingly abusive treatment of LGBT+ people by the UK press and government. So you can expect him to be demonised in our fair and balanced press, assuming this is reported at all; if a trans person gets a parking ticket or accidentally treads on a ladybird that will of course be considered more newsworthy.

The key summary:

Abusive rhetoric by politicians, the media and social commentators has trickled down to produce increasingly abusive and hateful speech against LGBT persons in the United Kingdom (UK).

It’s particularly damning in its assessment of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which has been stuffed with anti-trans stooges by the Tory government.

…the objective of the EHRC was to offer the Government a formula through which it could carry out discriminatory distinctions currently unlawful under UK law, and that will remain so under international human rights law. The Independent Expert is of the opinion that this action of the EHRC is wholly unbecoming of an institution created to “stand up for those in need of protection and hold governments to account for their human rights obligations”.

The initial statement is here.