The lesbian speed dating event sparks a transphobia row after its organizers insisted only ‘adult human women’ can attend the popular weekly event.
- Organizer Jenny Watson posted: ‘If you are a man, please refrain from coming’
- She said this was to “protect separate-sex spaces for lesbian women.”
- Stonegate Group, owners of the pub where the event is taking place, are now investigating
A lesbian speed-dating event is at the center of a transphobia row after the organizer insisted only “adult human women” can attend.
Follow outrage from attendees at the popular weekly £15 a head event, held at London’s Bloomsbury, after trans women tried to unite.
Last week Jenny Watson, a city planner who runs the nights, posted on her website: “If you are a man please refrain from coming to events, you are not a lesbian.”
Ms Watson told The Mail on Sunday: “Last year a person turned up wearing a purple latex suit… and a boner.
“On another occasion, a trans woman walked into the women’s bathroom and pushed her body towards a woman who was upset and told me afterwards. She made me think that this is not fair to women.
Organizer Jenny Watson, 31, is at the center of a dispute over transphobia after she insisted that only ‘adult human women’ can attend a lesbian speed dating event.
Ms Watson, 31, added: “Transgender people deserve respect. But there is a need to protect separate-sex spaces for lesbian women.”
Members of an activist group denounced Jenny to her London council employers as transphobic for insisting on social media that only “adult human women” should attend and that “lesbians don’t have penises”.
Last night the Stonegate Group, the owners of the College Arms, the pub where the event takes place, launched an investigation into the gatherings.
Stonegate Group, the owners of the College Arms in Bloomsbury, are now investigating claims that the event is not trans-inclusive.