Pride in London responds to the decision of the Charity Commission to recognise anti-trans LGB Alliance as a charity

21 Apr 2021

Following the Charity Commission who confirmed on Tuesday (20th April) that it has approved the LGB Alliance as a charity within England and Wales, Pride in London is calling upon the Charity Commission to reverse their decision to award this organisation its charity status as the LGB Alliance does not promote equality, diversity and humans rights as stipulated in the purposes of the organisation.

Over the years, Pride in London cut ties with many organisations who were publicising & defending the transphobic hate group.

LGB Alliance is seen by Pride in London as a political campaign organisation with their main aim to remove trans people from our LGBT+ community and block trans rights. LGB Alliance has campaigned against the Gender Recognition Act and called for the equality act to be reviewed around ‘same-sex’ rights. There is substantial evidence across social media platforms of their views towards the trans community

We will not standby without our voices being heard and we encourage the LGBT+ community to speak loud and proud about their own dismay on this decision. 

Pride in London encourage the LGBT+ community to: 

  • Email and use your Social Media to contact your local MPs to ensure they are aware of your views and concerns. 

  • Use your Social Media to contact the Charity Commission about your views and concerns. 

  • Raise a formal concern with the Charity Commission by using their online form.

In addition Pride in London will:

  • Ask our volunteers and partners to speak out and raise their voice and concerns about the Charity Commission decision. 

  • Contact local Members of Parliament and the Charity Commission.

  • Speak to the UK Pride Organisers Network of which we are a member. 

Pride in London have always stood with the trans communities, and always will. We will continue our ongoing fight for visibility, unity and equality for all.  

Trans rights are human rights!

Chris Joell-Deshields
Executive Director