Today, I posted a Twitter poll in response to Jeremy Corbyn rightfully saying on the Andrew Marr Show that transgender women should be allowed to join all-women shortlists.
I strongly believe in transgender rights and agree with Jeremy Corbyn that transgender women should be allowed on all-women shortlists – but what are your views?
Should transgender women be allowed on all-women shortlists?
Please retweet after casting your vote. Thank you
— Socialist Voice #JC9 (@SocialistVoice) January 28, 2018
My sole intention of posting this poll was for feedback and debate, but it would appear that I have upset transgender men by not including them or making reference to them.
I believe strongly and passionately in transgender rights and believe that transgender men should be included in shortlists. I want more transgender people involved in politics and hope they get the support from all political parties.
My Twitter poll has received some good responses and I am pleased that the majority of responses have been positive and constructive, however there have also been a large number of transphobic responses tweeted and I strongly condemn them.
If my Twitter poll has caused offence then I profusely apologise. As for the abhorrent transphobic responses, they just prove that a lot more work needs to be done to fight the bigotry that the LGBT community faces on a daily basis.
Unity is strength, and standing together in defiance the LGBT community will win.