Despite freezing weather, about 40 or so people attended the demo which went off peacefully and with good humour. Although we were fewer in number than at 2008’s Stonewall UK protest, I believe we made our point and I hope that the organisers of any similar Queer Question Time events in the future will think twice before inviting known transphobic bigots into trans/queer friendly spaces.
It was great to catch up with people I haven’t seen since the TDOR vigil, and a good opportunity to make new friends, too. All in all, despite not having felt that cold since I don’t know when, I believe that a united (and vocal!) group of people made our point peacefully and positively.
Photo from onequeerone’s QQT Protest at the RVT set and used in compliance with the Creative Commons License for non-commercial use.
ETA, Saturday 30 January: Here’s a direct link to a PDF file of the flyer that was handed out to all attendees of the event
ETA, Sunday 31 January: There’s a selection of videos from the demo up at YouTube:
- Demonstration against Queer Question Time giving a platform to transphobic Julie Bindel 29/1/2010
- Ingo talks about the demo re: Queer Question Time providing a platform for Julie Bindel
- Julie Bindel arrives at Queer Question Time
- Question on Queer to the panel at Queer Question Time
- Queer Question Time at the RVT
- Queer Question Time, RVT
Previous related posts:
- Protest against “Queer Question Time” event at RVT London, 29 January (January 24, 2010)