Graham Linehan and Rosie Duffield are both expected to appear at the LGB Alliance conference. (Getty / Parliament)
A government-owned conference hall said it was “happy” to host the next LGB Alliance conference.
The Queen Elizabeth II Center, also known as the QEII Center, is one of the largest conference spaces in central London and has hosted both political party campaign launches and Stonewall Workplace Conferences look alike.
It is operated as an “executive agency” sponsored by the Ministry of Leveling, Housing and Communities, which means that it is not dependent on taxpayer funds and is independent from government, but rather is accountable to the government.
The sprawling building will host the LGB Alliance conference on Thursday (October 21), with tickets ranging from £ 50 to £ 100.
Organizers describe the conference was “filled with inspiring speakers,” including so-called “gender-critical” lawmakers Joanna Cherry and Rosie Duffield as well as Maya Forstater, Helen Joyce and Graham Linehan.
Topics on the agenda range from whether the term gender identity equates to “child abuse or child conversion” to a lecture on “nullifying culture and freedom of expression”.
QEII “content” with the hosting of the LGB Alliance conference
A boss of the QEII Center said RoseNews that the place is “apolitical” and “impartial”. The LGB Alliance praising the space, he said, is not representative of the views of the center.
Mark Taylor, CEO of the QEII Center, said RoseNews: “The QEII Center hosts events attracting diverse groups, sectors and speakers from around the world.
“The venue is apolitical and functions as an impartial hub for commerce, education and communication and does not represent, endorse or support the views of any organization praising its event space.
“After doing their due diligence, the QEII Center is content with the LGB Alliance, a government registered charity, to proceed with its event. “
The LGB Alliance is one of Britain’s most powerful anti-trans groups – one of them was granted charitable status in April this year by the charity regulator of the government, the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Mermaids, a charity for trans youth, is preparing to take legal action against the commission’s decision. The call is supported by the Good Law Project and the LGBT + Consortium alongside LGBT + groups Gendered Intelligence, Trans Actual and the LGBT Foundation.
In his appeal, The Sirens argue that the LGB Alliance’s claim that it fights for lesbians, gays and bisexuals is a claim that acts as a smokescreen to disguise its real campaign, “[rejecting] the rights – and in some cases the existence – of trans people ”.
Indeed, countless activists, politicians and LGBT + rights groups have called the LGB Alliance a ‘hate group’, including Pride in London, Scottish National Party MP John Nicolson, LGBT + Lib Dems, journalist Owen Jones and Scottish gay actor and activist David Paisley. .
The LGB Alliance compared LGBT + inclusion to bestiality, refused to denounce its neo-Nazi and homophobic base of support, and defended its collaboration with the anti-LGBT + and anti-abortion Heritage Foundation.
Labor’s new shadow minister for women and equality, Taiwo Owatemi, recently said the group “should be rejected by all who believe in equality.” The Conservatives recently hosted the LGB Alliance at its party conference.