Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged its police force to cut ties with the LGBT lobby group Stonewall over its promotion of transgender ideology.
Lisa Townsend, who was elected to the position in May, said the “single biggest issue” she first received emails about was the danger of gender self-identification.
She called Stonewall “a threat to women” for claiming that men who self-identify as female should be allowed in women-only spaces.
The Police Commissioner reflected: “Everybody has told me not to speak-out about this, that the debate is incendiary, but if women like me can’t or don’t speak up who will?”
Townsend said: “Women are built differently. We’re not just small men”, adding it “does no-one any good to pretend that biology doesn’t matter”.
She said that when speaking to victims of domestic abuse and those that support them, “one thing that comes through every time is how terrified they are of being forced to admit males.
it does no-one any good to pretend that biology doesn’t matter
“These services are life-saving, and to many of the women who use them it is vital they stay single-sex.”
Townsend also stressed that police forces should be recording offenders’ biological sex, not only their ‘gender identity’.
Several high-profile public bodies have announced their departure from Stonewall’s controversial ‘Diversity Champions’ programme already this year. These include the House of Commons, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Public bodies pay upwards of £2,500 plus VAT to subscribe to the LGBT lobby group’s programme, which rewards employers for promoting LGBT ideology inside and outside of the workplace.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Stonewall received over £3 million of taxpayers’ money in the past three years.
The TaxPayers’ Alliance found that from 2018 to 2021, 327 different public bodies paid more than £2.5 million for membership to the group’s controversial ‘Diversity Champions’ scheme alone. The remainder came from conferences and training programmes.
NHS bodies have paid a total of almost half a million to the group over the same period.