Model Munroe Bergdorf quits as Labour LGBT adviser

Model Munroe Bergdorf quits as Labour LGBT adviser

Her appointment was criticised by Conservatives because of previous social media comments

The transgender model and campaigner Munroe Bergdorf has quit her role on the Labour party’s LGBT advisory board after attacks in the tabloid press and by Conservatives over comments she had made.

Bergdorf said she had been thrilled about the appointment, but said it had “turned into nasty tabloid fodder, blown out of all proportion”.

The model, who had previously ended a L’Oreal partnership over other controversial statements, said her words were taken out of context by newspapers. She has been criticised for social media posts in which she wrote that she no longer had the energy to talk about the “racial violence of white people any more”.

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/06/model-munroe-bergdorf-quits-as-labour-lgbt-adviser

Previously:

Labour riven by infighting over gender recognition

Labour riven by infighting over gender recognition Activists divide on issues such as trans women on all-female shortlists A veteran feminist and opponent of government plans to streamline how people can legally change their gender aims to set up a … Continue reading

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