Stonewall: ‘Bodies are not inherently male or female’

A senior employee at Stonewall has claimed that bodies are not inherently male or female.

Kirrin Medcalf, Head of Trans Inclusion at the controversial LGBT lobby group, made the comments during an Employment Tribunal hearing when he was asked: “You define women as anyone, including men, who say they are women?”

Medcalf replied: “Bodies are not inherently male or female. They are just their bodies.”

‘Biological reality’

The Employment Tribunal involved barrister Allison Bailey, a founder of homosexual activist group LGB Alliance, who brought legal action against her employer over accusations she lost income for criticising Stonewall.

Bodies are not inherently male or female. Kirrin Medcalf, Head of Trans Inclusion, Stonewall

Former British Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies tweeted: “How can any organisation/company etc take advice, let alone legal advice from stonewall when they say they don’t believe in a biological reality? Especially any institution where physiology matters eg sport, medicine, safety?”

The founder of Transgender Trend, Stephanie Davies-Arai, added: “We are glad Stonewall’s ideas have finally been publicly exposed in court.”

She said: “Schools involved with Stonewall, of which there are many, should end their association with the organisation now.”


Earlier this year, it was revealed that Stonewall received nearly £2m in taxpayer-funded grants from the taxpayer between September 2019 and March 2021.

The controversial LGBT lobby group’s total income for the reporting period equalled £11.5m, meaning £1 in every £6 of Stonewall funding came from government grants.

The total amount paid by public bodies to Stonewall is much higher, as fees for its discredited ‘Diversity Champions’ scheme and money paid for its ‘LGBT-friendly’ training are not detailed in its accounts.

Also see:

Stonewall given power to ‘dictate’ Govt LGBT conference

House of Lords ditches Stonewall scheme following ‘pregnant people’ row

UCL becomes first university to formally abandon Stonewall scheme

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