Support LGBT people at UoR after pro-conversion therapy for trans people talk
#204screw terfs, protect trans kids
Hannah Almond (READING, 2022-04-26)
#205HLS and RF are TERFs and belong in a bin
Lucille Blumire (Reading, 2022-04-26)
#210I'm horrified and angry that my university would give a platform to such blatant transphobia. How can the university claim to support diversity, including trans and gender-nonconforming people, while allowing a talk like this to happen? Total betrayal.
Freya Brodrick (Reading, 2022-04-26)
#214No student should ever have to have a teacher speak on how they shouldn’t be allowed to exist. It’s vile and inexcusable
Ashe Choi (Brighton, 2022-04-26)
#217Trans rights have and always will be human rights 🏳️⚧️ And will continue to stand with the community
Naomi Lee (Reading, 2022-04-26)
#236I want to do something to protect people from "feminists" spreading a genocidal project.
Elliot Steissberg (Pullman, WA, 2022-04-27)
#244No one should have to hear hate speech
Beth Evans (Reading, 2022-04-27)
#245Trans rights are human rights
Selina Bieri (Reading, 2022-04-27)
#248Conversion therapy SHOULD NOT EVER BE A THING. USE YOUR COMMON SENSE AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS COME ON
Brandon Tester (High Wycombe , 2022-04-27)
#253This is an absolute disgeace to allow such a speaker in a so called "lgbtq ally"
Rhys Dent (Reading, 2022-04-27)
#262Discussing conversion therapy as if it can be a “neutral stance”, or fair point of careful debate, is deeply amoral. To use the framing of rationality on such an abusive, and frankly genocidal, act exposes a deep and rotten prejudice against the LGTBQIA+ community that distorts any good intentions the university may have had.
Nigel The Ancient (London, 2022-04-27)
#268Trans rights are not "a debate" and inviting speakers who have actively discriminated against a marginalised group is a slap in the face to students and staff who make up that group. Academic freedom doesn't mean freedom to spout hate speech.
Laur Armitage (Milton Keynes, 2022-04-27)
Αποστόλης Καραμπίνας (Athens, 2022-04-27)
#278I'm deeply sorry for anyone trans or cis who had to breathe the same air as this hateful bigot. Anyone who has been negatively affected by her hate speech, I'm so sorry and I want you to know you are amazing.
Jennifer Phillip (Wallasey, 2022-04-27)
#283This is a disgrace. End all support supposed conversion torture immediately.
Ryan Cuggy (Toronto, 2022-04-27)
#284No one deserves to be talked to about how they shouldn't be allowed to be themselves
Joe Aird (London, 2022-04-27)
#290conversion therapy is cruel and does not work. allowing this speaker at UoR was against its own policies.
Janet Patterson (Cotati, 2022-04-27)
#291I want to support my lgbtq+ brothers, sisters and non-binary siblings.
Alexandra Alter (Salt Lake City, 2022-04-27)
Daniel Lengfeld (Oberhausen, 2022-04-27)
#300In 2022 the fact that people are even still considering barbaric conversion therapy is utterly appaling, let alone a University inviting someone in to speak about it.
Duncan Morison (Cupar, 2022-04-27)
#307Conversion Therapy is*****ed up and very cringe
Abigail Williams (Reading, 2022-04-27)
#310In today's political climate, we cannot afford to present anything less than a united front against the injustices facing LGBTQ people everywhere, especially against Trans people, one of the most vulnerable, and targeted groups. The Uni of Reading has a responsibility to protect the health safety and wellbeing of it's student body, and by platforming known bigots that support the abuse of trans people through conversion therapy, it has failed in this cause.
Joseph Reddaway (Cleveland, 2022-04-27)
#312i support human rights
Robbie Gunn (Fife, 2022-04-27)
#320Torture is immoral, and people that support it should not be platformed.
Michael Underwood (Gainesville, 2022-04-27)
#323I am a nonbinary student at reading university and I'm so so tired of the existence of myself and all of my trans siblings, especially my transgender sisters, being attacked by an organisation that has said they want to protect us.
Robin Clarke (West Wickham, 2022-04-27)
#331The UoR has chosen to take an at best neutral stance on whether to ban the use of a form of torture. This is well outside the realm of healthy discussion or debate, it’s just irresponsible.
Lauren Taylor (London, 2022-04-27)
#333I'm a supporter and member of LGBTQ+
I'm also supporting my friends.
Georgina Mitchell (Aldershot, 2022-04-27)
#370Conversion therapy is outdated inhumane and baseless, not to mention inaccurate. The Uni of Reading really showed their disgusting stripes in trying to add to the demonisation of trans ppl
Esther Omoyele (Warrington , 2022-04-27)
#373It is extremely inappropriate for a University to bring a speaker such as this to promote hatred against trans women.
Branden DeVault (MOSCOW, 2022-04-27)
#382Conversion "therapy" is a crime against humanity and it is shameful for the University to violate their own code of conduct and allow a supporter of these abusive practices a platform. This does not further open discussion or the advancement of knowledge - it harms trans people and harms society. The University must apologize.
Emma Bjork (Sacramento, 2022-04-27)
#390Conversion "therapy" is torture. No academic institution needs speech "free" enough to allow for the advocation to torture. There is no medical or scientific basis for conversion torture, and there is deep medical basis for believing that many trans people have a neurological or neuro/endo basis for being trans.
Associate Professor Paige Treebridge
Paige Treebridge (Chicago, 2022-04-27)
#398It's abhorrent for an educational body to invite someone to speak in favour of torture of any form
Tess Sherlock (St. Andrews, 2022-04-27)
#400Human rights aren’t up for debate
Euan Bowman (Glasgow , 2022-04-27)