Two anti-trans women interrupt meeting and ‘intimidate and bully’ transgender activist Sarah McBride

Two anti-trans women interrupt meeting and ‘intimidate and bully’ transgender activist Sarah McBride

Two British anti-trans women were filmed interrupting a meeting in Washington DC to shout vitriol at a transgender woman.

Posie Parker live streamed a video, which shows herself and Julia Long harassing Sarah McBride, national press secretary of the Human Rights Campaign, and misgendering her by using the pronoun "he".

In the video, Parker said: “I want to know why this person is advocating to remove the safety for women and girls. Why do you want to do that?”

Another woman off-screen, who appears to be Long, added: “Why are you championing the rights of men to access women in women’s prisons and rape and sexually assault them?”

They are referring to the Equality Act, which, if passed, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

It is seen as a move towards enshrining legislative protection to, in particular, transgender people in America in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding and the jury system, as well as others.

Later on in the video, Parker repeatedly misgenders McBride:

This is Sarah McBride, he gets paid probably quite a lot of money to lobby the government to try and make sure that women and girls have no right to any space anymore.

Long added that they hear her “hatred of lesbians [and] male violence against women… very clearly.”

The video comes as members of Congress met with HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council, where they discussed the Equality Act with parents and trans children.

Earlier this week, Parker visited the Heritage Foundation, a Conservative think-tank that held a discussion on the Equality Act and “the left’s embrace of the transgender agenda".

In the video, McBride did not respond to the two women. She later addressed the incident in a statement, and said "the sad truth is that this kind of harassment is the reality for far too many transgender people, particularly trans women of colour".

Lots of people came to McBride's defence and condemned the actions of Parker and Long.

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