JK Rowling today hailed three women as ‘heroines’ for standing up for ‘women’s rights and freedom of speech’ in the face of ‘gender identity ideology’.
Taking another swipe at trans activists, the Harry Potter author, 56, took to Twitter to heap praise Allison Bailey and Sonia Appleby, as well Keira Bell, who took legal action against the NHS’s only gender identity clinic for children after she ‘detransitioned’.
Posting a picture of the three women on Twitter, she said: ‘One day, books will be written looking back at the full impact gender identity ideology had on vulnerable youth, women’s rights and freedom of speech here in the UK, and these women will rightly be seen as heroines.’
Lawyer Ms Bailey, who Ms Rowling previously said is ‘inspirational’, is currently suing LGBTQ+ charity Stonewell and her London chambers over claims she was ‘silenced’ for her views on transgender issues.
She claims she lost work and income due to Garden Court Chambers’ involvement with Stonewall’s Diversity Champions scheme, which she said was ‘exclusive’ and ‘discriminatory’ of her beliefs.
The lesbian lawyer founded the LGB Alliance group which argues there is a conflict between the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, and people – and opposes many Stonewall policies.
Social worker Ms Appleby won £20,000 damages last year after being shunned when she raised concerns about the use of puberty blockers at the NHS’s Tavistock clinic.