Delia is another man who worked behind the scenes to progress the new men’s rights movement. He seems to have mainly focused on sport setting up an organisation called Transexuals in Sport and advising various sporting bodies including the Football Association.
Born in 1955, as David Francis Johnston, his story follows a familiar trajectory from heterosexual, married, father of two to a late transition, in his mid fifties. As usual I find there are discrepancies that can be picked up in the interviews I could find on line. In earlier interviews his history of cross dressing is revealed along side a claim that he was “in the wrong body”.
In this article, 👆from 2010, in the Independent, he reveals he began cross-dressing from a young age and, to this end, he raided his sister’s wardrobe.
This behaviour seems to have persisted though it is noticeable this detail is omitted from later interviews.
If he follows the usual pattern, “relaxed” will be a euphemism for the sexual gratification obtained by wearing women’s clothing. Few admit this because it is not likely to be palatable to the family / society. For “transgender” activists it is strategically necessary to obscure any sexual motive especially when a key demand is access to women’s spaces. Johnston makes some bold claims about his condition (by bold, I mean scientifically ludicrous) to deflect from the history of cross-dressing. The discrepancies in his account are important because Johnston resembles accounts of autogynephiles and it is a feature of this compulsion to retrospectively correct (retcon) the narrative to airbrush /reinvent the past. In this interview he offers some pseudoscience to explain his predicament. 👇. The chromosome switch idea is patent nonsense.
Here he is at his Ted X talk providing a different made up reason he is a woman.
You can watch the TedTalk here 👇
David claims to have always known he had “gender” issues but, nevertheless, went on to marry; even while stating that he knew he was lying at the outset of the marriage. I did search to find out if his ex wife had ever spoken out but, as usual, the transwidows, largely disappear from public view even as their ex husbands garner interviews and new careers based solely on this new narcissistic persona.
To get a measure of the man he heaps further humiliation on his former wife by talking about his lack of sexual interest, in his wife. 👇
Whilst, in later interviews, Johnston admits to an estrangement from his daughter in this account 👇he is keen to portray himself as a good father whose children chose to live with him, rather than their mother, after the divorce.
In this interview he describes his children as supportive after he came out as Delia ; a decision he claims was because the hormones he had purchased over the internet were changing him so much he could not hide it any longer.
This interview tells a different tale:
In this interview, from 2015, Johnston claims not to have seen his daughter since 2009.
Later coverage focuses on “Delia” and a foray into the sporting world. There are a couple of articles looking at this issue and once again, there are contradictory statements. In one version of history Johnston claims that he was not involved in sport until he “transitioned”.
Yet in a BBC interview “Delia” has this to say:👇
And in a TV interview to discuss Frank Maloney’s “transition” to “Kelly” he proudly boasts he was into dangerous sports.
Johnston claims he was head hunted by the London Olympic committee for a role.
He also advises Northamptonshire police, English netball and the Football association. It is reported that he wrote guidance for Transexuals into sport and he set up his own consultancy: “Trans in Sport”.
Here is confirmation of his role at the F.A. 👇
This is him confirming his work at the FA.
Here is a more detailed account on the organisations that the F.A appear to have been listing in to which includes Gendered Intelligence and, of course, Stonewall as well as Johnstone’s organisation “Transexuals in Sport”. In this piece it is claimed that Delia had meetings at government level though this is only a report on Kent F.A.
Johnston is in the acknowledgements for the report on transexual equality which you can still find on line, link below. 👇
On a personal level since identifying, as a woman, Johnston has taken up netball which gives him the opportunity to play alongside women and wear inappropriate outfits for a 60+ year old man.
He will be using female facilities as he makes clear in his public pronouncements which are centred on how difficult this is for him and show no respect for the women he is intruding upon.
Johnston is not the only trans activist muscling in on the sport issue. I have discovered that the F.A set up an Inclusion Advisory Board and his name does not appear on it. Edward Lord the non-binary man who made the Ladies Ladies Pond mixed sex was a member. A quick reminder about Lordy.
They/Them’s stint at the F.A did not end well and he managed to alienate all the other board members.
As mentioned earlier Johnston was /is an advisor for Northamptonshire police. I cannot find a direct reference to any work that names him as the author/contributor but this is their stated policy on forcing women to be strip searched by males.
Johnston would appear to be advising/training other forces.
Johnston originally had a company with his wife as co-director for a business he ran before his “transformation”. He did set up a company for Transexuals in Sport but it was short lived. Johnston was appointed as a director in December 2014 and terminated in March 2015. The company was voluntarily struck off in June 2015 and, because the accounting period had been extended to July 2015, no accounts were filed. (Johnstons fellow director.Louise Clare Tideswell went on to found Plan4Sport Ltd which runs Equality and Diversity Training and recently completed a report on racism in Scottish Cricket).
Johnston had another company which started in April 2011 and lasted less than a year.
This is a description of the companies activities with a link to a, now defunct, website.
There still exists an account on LinkedIn for someone who claims to work for this outfit.
Social Media Presence.
Johnston does have a linkedin account linking his old identity as David to Delia but there is no trace of the new account as Delia now.
The twitter account @trans_in_sport appears to have been deactivated. There is a Youtube account which you can find here 👇
In conclusion this is another man meddling behind the scenes. He is not a very prepossessing speaker and it seems likely that he exaggerates his role. Nevertheless he did have influence and all of it was malign. I will leave you with this quote attacking Terfs and mumsnet users and claiming we advocate for the murder of “transgender” people.
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