Author JK Rowling was criticized after she shared a picture of her friend Allison Bailey marching for LGBT rights in San Francisco in 1991
JK Rowling tweeted a picture of a “white, bearded, Stonewall-approved lesbian” after responding to a previous post describing her “inspirational friend” and LGBT activist Allison Bailey.
The Harry Potter author took to the social media platform to respond to the criticism after she shared a picture of Ms. Bailey marching through San Francisco for LGB rights in 1991, sparking anger in the trans community triggered.
Criminal defense attorney Ms Bailey, 52, is currently in the process of suing the LGBTQ+ charity stone wall as well as her chamber garden dish over claims she was silenced for her views on transgender issues.
Rowling tweeted the photo of Ms Bailey to mark Lesbian Visibility Week which started in the UK on Monday, saying: “Lesbian Visibility Week starts today in the UK. A good moment to recognize the resilience and courage of my inspirational friend. #IStandWithAllisonBailey ”
However, Lesbian Visibility Week founder Linda Riley then accused Ms Rowling, 56, of using the week as a “means to stir up more hate in our community”, adding that she “stands with Stonewall”.
Rowling responded by tweeting a picture of Alex Drummond, whom she called a “white, bearded, Stonewall-approved lesbian,” after claiming she had “incited hatred” for posting pictures of “black lesbians used for march their rights” had posted.
“Apparently posting pictures of black lesbians marching for their rights incites hatred, so here’s a picture of Alex Drummond, a white, bearded, Stonewall-approved lesbian,” she said in the tweet.
Ms Bailey, a lesbian, first claimed in October last year that she had been harassed for “raising concerns about Stonewall’s actions with its Diversity Champions program and ‘trans women are women’ philosophy”.
She is a founding figure of the charity and action group LGB Alliancewhich has recently clashed with Stonewall over its views on gender.
The lawyer says she lost work and income over the course of the series after claiming she had been “indirectly discriminated against” because the charity and its chambers “hold gender-sensitive beliefs as bigoted and disrespectful”.
Garden Court Chambers, said they “strongly reject” any allegations that they acted unlawfully and will challenge Ms Bailey’s appeal to the Labor Court Service.
Stonewall, meanwhile, says its Diversity Champions program aims to help companies “become more LGBT inclusive”.
Ms Bailey was involved in a Twitter spat in May 2021 with transgender lawyer Robin White, who acted for Stonewall in an unsuccessful bid by the charity and chambers to have her claim dropped.
Ms Bailey previously tweeted her support for a guide called “Boys and Girls and the Equality Act” produced by Transgender Trend – an organization that describes itself as “promoting evidence-based care for gender dysphoric children”.
Ms White, meanwhile, described the guide as “partisan, incomplete and misleading”.
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