Sunderland LGBT- Network as part of UKPON signed the statement below, and ask that everyone follows the guidelines in the letter below.
UKPON Statement (Charity Commissions decision on LGB Alliance)
Following the Charity Commission's confirmation on Tuesday (20th April) that it has
approved the LGB Alliance charity registration.
We must share today, as we have and will always share publicly that members of the
UK Pride Organisers Network implicitly support the entire LGBT+ community.
members, volunteers & communities are today particularly supporting our
transgender and + siblings, due to the dismay & hurt this registration has caused the
“LGB Alliance is seen as a political campaign organisation with their main aim to
remove trans people from our LGBT+ community and block trans rights.
LGB Alliance has campaigned against the Gender Recognition Act and called for the
equality act to be reviewed around ‘same-sex’ rights. There is substantial evidence
across social media platforms of their views towards the trans community.” (Pride in
London’s statement 21st April 2021).
In solidarity with other UKPON member Pride statements on the decision. The
members of UKPON, are calling upon the Charity Commission to reverse their
decision to award the organisation its charity status. We know the LGB Alliance does
not promote equality, diversity, and human rights as stipulated in the purposes of the
We therefore encourage the LGBT+ community to follow Pride in London’s
Member Prides encourage the LGBT+ community to:
• Email and use your Social Media to contact your local MPs to ensure they are
aware of your views and concerns.
• Using your Social Media to contact the Charity Commission about your views
• Raise a formal concern with the Charity Commission by using their online
• Join our signature list which will be added to the formal concern
• Ask their volunteers and partners to speak out and raise their voice and
concerns about the Charity Commission decision.
• Contact local Members of Parliament and the Charity Commission.
• Speak to the European Pride Organisers Network and Inter Pride which many
of our members are members of.
Our member Prides have always stood with the trans communities, and always will.
We will continue our ongoing fight for visibility, unity and equality for all.
Trans rights are human rights, Together as one.
Jenny Dewsnap & Lee Bowditch
Signed on behalf of the following UKPON members, affiliate members and
Banbury Pride Basildon Pride Bristol Pride Chester Pride Cornwall Pride Coventry Pride Derby Pride Doncaster Pride Drag Queen Story Hour Exmouth Pride Great Yarmouth & Waveney Pride Gravesham Pride High Wycombe Pride Highland Pride Inter Pride Keighley Pride Kent Pride Lancaster Pride uk
London Winter Pride LCR Pride Foundation LGB&T Out in the Bay Lincoln Pride
LonGBoaT , Wakefield
Morecambe pride MyUmbrella LGBT+
Newbury Pride Northern Pride Norwich Pride Oban Pride Oldham Pride Oxford Pride Perthshire Pride Portsmouth Pride Pride In Gloucestershire Pride in Surrey Pride Radio Reading Pride Rotherham Pride Salford Pride Southampton Pride Southend Pride Sunderland Pride Swindon & Wiltshire Pride Trans Prid Brighton Trans Pride NI Warwickshire Pride