We have looked at the tactics of Trans Activist groups in Africa and found common strategies across the different countries. The harnessing of the media to portray the ”trans” community and the commodification of sex, in a positive light. As in the U.K some groups are directly training the journalists, which they call ”sensitisation” to avoid using anything suggestive of indoctrination. Similar tactics are deployed in respect of politicians and the police forces. Badging both ”sex work” and ”body modification” as Human Rights issues they have managed to convince Civil Rights Lawyers to engage in strategic litigation.
This event allowed participants to connect directly with the various foundations bankrolling this ideology. Representatives meet with the activist groups and explain their own priorities to identify if they align with the various transgender/prostitution lobby groups. In this section we also discover there was a pre-conference organised by the Global Philanthropy Project.
Global Philanthropy Project
This is a consortium of foundations all of the big players in pushing Gender Identity Ideology: Arcus Foundation, Open Society Foundations are big players. GPP is also funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Astraea foundation are listed as part of GPP and below we learn they supported a trans activist; who used their support to provide access to health professionals and psychologists to ”keepgay and transgender people alive”. I did a piece on Astraea, don’t be fooled by their name.
More donors are listed here 👇 including COC of the Netherlands. Also, don’t forget, the Director of the International Trans Fund (ITT) has boasted about his role driving through Irelands Gender Recognition Act. Sarah Phillips from T.E.N.I. (Irish Stonewall) also has a role in ITT.
This is a list of foundations with a particular interest in legitimising prostitution as ”sex work” and decriminalising all of who profit from the access to mainly women’s bodies. Trans-identified males are also prone to be involved in prostitution and it is the single biggest factor linked to murders of “transgender” males. There is also a handy list of local activist groups to research.
The full document is linked in part two. It is a really useful resource for anyone, especially if based in an African country, who would like to know what is happening in a specific country.
Also at this conference was a representative from the EU parliament.
Enrique was keen to point out that the EU have supplanted the United States in terms of overseas aid to Africa.
I have had a look at the EU strategy documents on LGBTQI strategy and they deserve a bespoke piece. Suffice to say they quote the trans lobby group ILGA, repeatedly, who were involved in the production of the Denton’s Document, article below on that document.
The conference ends with a statement about how they need to unite to have more clout, identity, visibility and political muscle. There is also talk of a “common enemy”. That would be anyone who believes biological sex is real. It’s a war on our very humanity.
I will return to this series just to cover some of the highlights from the participants. What was really striking was that nobody was explicit about demanding entry to female only spaces. They are not saying the quiet part out loud.
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In part 2 we looked at how Trans activists are working with the media, police forces, politicians and the legal profession to advance their case across the African continent. The first conference I covered was funded, directly, by the International Trans Fund using funds provided by the Arcus Foundation. The 2017 conference was funded by an alliance of pro-prostitution lobby groups and LGBTI+ groups.
Intersex (Disorders of Sexual Development)
This section of the conference is labelled ”intersex” which is a term that has fallen out of favour with people who actually suffer from these medical conditions. They tend to prefer disorder, or differences, in sexual development (DSDs). Trans-activists exploit these medical condition to claim they prove that sex is a spectrum and finally that men can be women. It is common for people to lie and claim to have one of these conditions so I approach these claims with a healthy degree of skepticism.
In this part of the conference there is what seem to be a genuine section explaining that some people don’t accept the very tiny number of babies who have a visible DSD at birth. This seems plausible, however, telling a child they can ”choose their sex” is a lie. Each one of these disorders is sex specific.
Less plausible is the person who claims to be intersex, thought to be a boy but commenced menstruating and developing breasts as a teenager.
Legislation to protect people with DSDs is laudable and some of the medical practices can harm babies born with these medical conditions, however, some of these conditions are life threatening and do need early medical intervention. Many genuine people with DSDs feel they are being harmed when their conditions are hijacked by trans activists who reduce their medical status to an ”identity”.
Sex and Pleasure
There is only a short report on this session. The participants were asked to write down their sexual fantasies.
We were then treated to some of the fantasies. These were the ones shared in the conference report. 😳
This is how the rapporteur ended this section.
This session focuses on prostitution which, of course, they call ”sex work”. This is not a surprise since the conference organiser is a pro-prostitution lobby group. Again that description of being ”sensitised” to the sex-worker movement”. He is being groomed. They are right about the violence meted out to prostituted, trans-identifying males. One of the reasons I think promoting prostitution is deeply harmful.
They cover efforts to record violence against prostitutes which nobody objects to but they are also working to decriminalie the trade in, predominantly, women’s bodies. They are working with the police, media and even religious leaders. Just to be clear, I am in favour of decriminalising the women, and men, engaged in prostitution but not the buyers and certainly not the pimps. Organisations claiming to be led by ”sex workers” are , in my opinion, just a front for the Pimp lobby.
These are the principles the participants are required to sign up to:
Just to prove my suspicion are well founded they conform they are working with the pimp lobby, allegedly to keep prostitutes safe.
The promotion of prostitution is particularly egregious since this is the leading cause of the murder of trans-identifed males. As documented on the Trans Murder Monitoring Project. 62% were murdered whilst in prostitution, it is also not a colour blind crime if you look at the % of people of colour. 👇
I will do more on this document to cover the ”Donor Dating” session which was an opportunity for groups to learn about funding they could tap into. One of those present was someone from the European Parliament who was keen to point out the EU have over taken the U.S in aid to Africa. My worry is that the conditions attached to any funding could act as a perverse incentive to accept this toxic export from “Western” countries.
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In part one I covered a mini-conference which was a precurser to the main event. I have not, yet, managed to locate the report of the 2019 conference but I have found a report from the 2017 event; which is absolute dynamite in what it reveals. I will cover what I can in this series but we definitely need boots on the ground, in Africa. I will share anything I have, including country specific data, to anyone who contacts me, via twitter. Here is the report 👇
Trans-activists from all over Africa gathered together at a conference attended by representatives of billionaire funded foundations and even a representative from the European Parliament. Also present was an academic (S.N Nyeck) from California, who had, for one of her specialties, queer theory but also researched globalisation and the law and the outsourcing of government procurement : a rather interesting combination. The conference itself was organised by an alliance of “sex worker“ activist and trans activists.
For those of you familiar with this terrain the thought terminating cliche ”Trans Women are Women” is often accompanied by #SexWorkIsWork. One of the explanations given is that trans-identified people (mainly males) often resort to prostitution to fund their surgeries. A further rationale is that both movements involve the commodification and objectification of the human body. Another group has allied with prostitutes and drug users, on the grounds they all outlaws subject to draconian measures.
The activists are gathered to thrash out the aims of the movement and share strategies deployed in their home countries. As you can see they share the language of Western activists such as “Cis” and smashing heteronormativity. They also talk about ending segregational politics which, from the context, probably refers to sex segregationalists;, thus labelled to imply we are akin to the architects of apartheid.
The technique of ”forced teaming” is also evident from the document. Common tactics are to inveigle their way into organisations for gay rights, women’s rights, especially reproductive freedom; linking access to abortion to bodily autonomy arguments to access ”trans” medicine. Of course they call this ”people centred reproductive health” . (IEC materials = Information, education and communication materials. )
The role of the media.
As in the ”west” there is a lot of emphasis in structuring the ”trans narratives” in the media. Quite a few activists explained how they cultivated sympathetic journalists to get their message out. Here a Sudanese activist recommends this strategy.
An activist from Togo had already begun the work of cultivating their media.
Some participants were actively training the media, as also happens in the U.K.
Another activist, in Mombasa, employed a more low tech method of getting the message out. Michael is not alone in expressing his revolutionary fervour.
Unsurprisingly many activists talk about the key role played by the internet, especially those that live in repressive regimes.
Just as in the United Kingdom one accurate portrayal of the aims and impact of Transgender Ideology can reframe the narrative and alert the general public to what is going on. Naturally the activists have a somewhat different vantage point. What activists call “sensitisation” is actually indoctrination.
Law Enforcement, the Judiciary and Politicians.
As in the U.K many conference participants talk about how they were able to lobby police, politicians and the legal profession and to strategically litigate to challenge their government. Here one group speak of a partnership with the police and local government: 👇
Another activist talks about his own legal action against the government in Zimbabwe.
Strategic litigation is a key tool for activists but sometimes they can get politicians to pass laws if they lobby them effectively. In Liberia this activist is doing this and working with the police.
In Uganda a similar approach has been taken using Human Rights infrastructure. It never fails to shock me seeing how many HuMAN Rights Lawyers are very prominent in the dismantling of women’s rights. In Tanzania all women’s rights activists are assumed to lesbian rather than labelled Terf.
There is so much in this document it warrants another post. You will especially like the section where they share sexual fantasies. There are also sections engaging with the Funding organisations and a contribution from a representative of the European Parliament. I will also find some time to follow up many of the trans activist groups named.
For now, I will leave you with this quote from Rwanda. Apparently Rwandan activists have add added problem; The Matriarchy. 🤷♀️
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This post should give you a flavour of a co-ordinated campaign to spread Gender Identity Ideology throughout continental Africa. The document below is the report of a gathering of trans activists, for which I am indebted to a twitter user you can follow here
This event was a feeder event for a conference designed to connect Trans Activist with each other and, crucially, with funding sources.. For those of you who read the work of Jennifer Bilek this will be familiar territory.
The main conference is called Changing Faces, Changing Spaces and has been going since 2007. I have been unable to locate the conference report, but I have located the agenda and the report for the 2017 event.
The agenda is here with an excerpt highlighting the key role of Broden Giambarone.
The keynote speaker is Broden Giambrone who played role in getting the Irish Gender Recognition Act passed; which, controversially. allows self-identification of trans status. He talks about that here in a short YouTube for Open Society Foundations, who also fund this conference. Broden is the Director of ITF.
There is a further Irish connection since the treasurer for ITF is none other than Sara Phillips, of Ireland’s equivalent to Stonewall.
The pre-conference document sets out the priorities for trans-activists groups with some detail about their priorities and strategy. Most of the people with a “trans” identity have no access to what is described as ”gender affirming” care so this was a priority for the grass roots attendees.
Another key aim is to obtain legal recognition of the trans community with the clear implication that it should follow the Irish Model and be based on ”Self-ID” . This would be a disaster when it has long been recognised women face rape just trying to relieve themselves in the absence of safe toilet provision. Now any recent initiatives to provide facilities would end up mixed sex.
Of all the trans advocacy documents , I have read, this was also the most blatant in linking “trans” rights to engage in prostitution, which of course they call ”sex work”. The two issues are linked repeatedly in the document.
They are keen to raise awareness of ”trans” issues and, in particular, dispel the notion that it is connected to homosexuality, as below.
As I raised in this post promoting transgender ideology has had a negative impact on gay rights even in the Western context, how much more catastrophic could it be where homosexual rights are recent or non-existent? I wrote about this here :
The impact of Gender Identity Ideology on Gay men and Lesbians could be far worse in Africa.
Better a trans daughter than a gay son?
Another, particularly, chilling strategy is the use of social media to target the young. We are now witnessing a Tsunami of detransitioners who have woken up from their Tumblr induced, Trans, Trance. Imagine fostering this in countries without the same health services?
I have been told by African women that they don’t expect this to infect African society the same way as it has done in the U.K, North America and Australasia. I am not so sure. A generation of our kids have been brainwashed and the idea of #LadyPenis has emerged at breakneck speed. Puberty Blocker manufacturers have donated nearly 1.5 million to one political party, individual donors have given money to politicians who are now spouting queer their inspired garbage. I did not think this could happen here. I have long been of the opinion that I live in a very corrupt country (England) but that does not mean corruption is not also rife in Africa.
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The Arcus Foundation is heavily invested in the dissemination of Transgender Ideology. To learn more about this you can do no better than reading Jennifer Bilek on this topic. This article here is a good summary.
Some foundations have a tool to extract the data to an excel spreadsheet which facilitates analysis. Unfortunately the Arcus Foundation don’t have an obvious way to do this so I manually populated 400 + lines of data, so I could pivot table and analyse where their Social Justice fund was allocated. I tracked from 2016 to April, 2021. I only looked at the Social Justice category but Arcus Foundation funds across many other areas. The scope of their largesse, arguably, means many organisations, who don’t propagate Gender Identity Ideology, may, nevertheless, be compromised by the financial benefits they derive from this association . (Bear in mind this is a live database so I noticed even historic descriptions of activities seemed to change. )
As you can see there was a total approaching $74 million dollars spent promoting Social Justice issues, during this period. The majority had some aspect which promoted Gender Identity Ideology. Where there was a focus on a particular region I noted it. Where the project stated it’s aim was global I coded it to identify this ambition. Where the project identified international activity for specific regions I badged it “international” . I also noted the countries, identified as the focus, in the comments. Note that many of the Arcus grantees in turn, are also dispensing grants. Thus, if a country you are interested in, does not appear to be a direct recipient it may, nevertheless, have received monies indirectly.
For convenience I badged the funding as LGBTQ but, in reality, some of the grants omit the Q and others emphasise an I (for intersex). Some project detail is clearly focussed on sexual orientation but the project is still badged as variations of “LGBT”. I assume the Q is dropped, in some projects, because “queer” doesn’t have any currency in the countries where they are funelling funds.
A notable feature of the grants illustrates the tactic of forced teaming. This is where Trans Ideology proponents feign (?) alliances with established movements to establish “common cause” and piggy back on their reputations. The most obvious one is gay rights. Indeed Arcus donated $142,000 to Stonewall (Former Gay Rights Charity in the UK). This was just before Stonewall added the T to LGB and expanded their remit to cover Transgender issues. This was one grant. They also provided an additional $42,000 to support a project called “Rainbow Laces” to bring the LGBTQ into sport.
Arcus also gave Stonewall $75,000 to be involved in roundtable discussions to convince Business to back the LGBTQ because it was “good business strategy”. The aim was to “swing” these countries to their agenda.
At the time Stonewall changed direction it may have appeared, to their organisation, that the battles had been won in the United Kingdom. I disagree. The homophobia directed at our proto-gay youth has not gone away. It may not have been as lucrative a cause but they could have done some good work in the U.K. They could also have campaigned to fight for the rights of Gay Men and Lesbians abroad. They could have worked to stop the horrendous abuse of Gay men and Lesbians, in Iran, who were not accepted as homosexual but could have their surgery funded if they adopted a Trans-Identity. Instead they opted for a more lucrative (?) path.
It does not seem to have occurred to the bigwigs at Stonewall that the fight to defend same sex orientation depends on acknowledging that sex is a material reality. Transgender Ideology denies the reality of sex and therefore sex based attraction. That’s one of many conflicts between Trans rights and those of other groups.
But back to the Arcus Foundation:
Looking at the detail of these projects it was rare to find one that focussed on sexual orientation exclusively. Even where the project looked at same sex orientation the project was still labelled a variant of “LGBT” or “LGBTQ” to, effectively, join the causes together. By contrast there was a sizeable sum spent on exclusively “transgender” issues.
9 million dollars allocated to exclusively Transgender causes. Interestingly if you search for the mention of “transmen” specific projects you will not find any. However some of the projects detailed do focus on “Transwomen” usually Transwomen of colour.
As I have noted before “transmen” tend to get deployed when they are pregnant or when it is easier to argue aganst the, sex based, rights of biological women. Their omission from any specific projects aimed at the needs of “transmen” screams good, old-fashioned, sexism to me!
It appears another tactic was to join with women Fighting for reproductive justice. This means that women’s fight to control their fertility is hijacked with trans organisations hitching their wagon to these long running campaigns. This grant is pretty transparent about its “strategic collaboration”.
Another surprise, to me, is how much of a proportion is going to religious organisations including Evangelical Christians and Muslim organisations. Next time anyone tells you that you are in an alliance with religious groups heres a screenshot to share! Over $10 and a half million to religiouis organisations. These organisations were not simply those who you might have expected to hold liberal, progressive views on homosexuality or Gender Identity. Instead many in the United States were explicity Evangelical Christian Organisations deep in what we may have come to know as Trump supporting territory.
A couple of examples appear below from Atlanta, Georgia and Texas.
You will find similiar examples of “forced teaming” if you look at the grants focussed on racial justice or homelessness. There are also lots of grants to organisations looking at strategic litigation in the area of LGBTQ or exlusively “Transgender” organisations. A few projects are also engaged in educating/lobbying employees of the United Nations.
Many of the entries also talk of funding to “grow grassroots” activists. Somebody should explain that grassroots movements emerge organically. When you are targetting millions of dollars of funding to “grow” a movement you are engaged in Astro-turfing not grass roots activism.
The media narrative also comes in for some skilful manipulation. These are the organisations involved in journalism or documentary film-making who are taking the Arcus Cash. The explicit aim is to ensure media coverage is shaped by the Trans Lobby.
This is an example of the way these grants are described: To “ensure that coverage is either neutral or positive”. Also to be organised to ensure a response to any negative media coverage. Journalism? or Advocacy?
As many of us are trying to point out to radical leftist groups who are screaming “transwomen are women” ,or other mindless mantras, mainly at feminists of the left, you are being manipulated by billionnaires. This is not a grass roots movement its an elite project and there is a lot of money to be made in fostering a bodily dissassociative condition that unmoors us from our sexed bodies.
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