- 2015 National LGBT Conference
- 21 July 2015
- Carried as Amended
Conference notes that feminism is the promotion of women’s rights on the grounds of achieving equality of the sexes. Trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) are one part of the feminist movement, who believe that only women born women (i.e. with a XX chromosome and female genitalia) should be included.
This transphobic ideology was brought to the public consciousness by one of the most well known feminists in the public eye, Germaine Greer, who has publicly stated that ‘being trans is an illusion’.
As a community that has been historically marginalised and persecuted for being who we are, we must stand against any movement that seeks to exclude people based on their gender identity.
Conference calls upon the national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender committee to promote feminism as an inclusionary movement, with the sole goal of achieving equality throughout the gender spectrum.