Labour Campaign for Trans Rights
AbbreviationLCTR
Formation2020
TypeLGBT, Labour
PurposeTo campaign for trans and non-binary rights within the Labour movement, and oppose trans-exclusionary feminism.
Region served
United Kingdom
Websitelabour-trans.org

The Labour Campaign for Trans Rights (LCTR) is a British pressure group within the Labour Party, founded in February 2020.[1][2]

During a leadership election that month, the group issued a 12-point programme which called for the expulsion of Labour members who belong to what they described as hate groups, or which expressed what they said were bigoted, transphobic views.[3] Two of the groups they described as hate groups were Woman's Place UK and the LGB Alliance, which have been described by the LCTR as "trans-exclusionist".[4] This was criticised by Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS),[5] and led to the #expelme tag among some Labour members.[6]

The pledge was supported by candidates Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy, but not by Keir Starmer, who later became leader of the party. Starmer endorsed a "less contentious 10-point pledge" from LGBT+ Labour.[4]

References

  1. ^ Robinson, Torr (11 February 2020). "For Trans Liberation". Tribune. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. ^ Duffy, Nick (11 February 2020). "Labour Campaign for Trans Rights launches to challenge transphobic rhetoric within party". PinkNews. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  3. ^ Parker, Jessica (12 February 2020). "Labour leadership: Long-Bailey backs call to expel 'transphobic' members". BBC News. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b Weaver, Matthew (13 February 2020). "Labour leadership contenders split over trans group pledge card". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  5. ^ Serwotka, Mark (20 February 2020). "The drive to expel feminists from Labour is creating a hostile environment for women". Morning Star. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Labour transgender campaign angers women's rights groups". Sky News. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2021.