The far-right claims they want to protect women’s sports by excluding transgender people. In reality, various sports federations, and far-right politicians, are trying to divert attention from the huge deficits and disinvestment in women’s sport. At the same time, they hope to score political points on the back of one of society’s most vulnerable groups.
The horrendous murder of Brianna Ghey is only the most recent example of the escalating violence against trans people. Amidst this, the Tory party & their media allies are very happy to demonise and ostracise trans people for political gain. Why does capitalism promote the hatred of trans people and other minority groups, and how can we build a movement to challenge it?
In a recent announcement, the Education Authority announced severe cuts in funding to youth support services across Northern Ireland. This is part of a broader programme of education cuts. This loss of funding will result in reduced frequency of the groups’ operation, with some becoming open only four days a week.