P-06-1298 Petition for a Welsh Government inquiry into the campaign of trans rights activists at Cardiff University
petition was submitted by Christian Wilton-King, having collected a total of
Text of Petition:
In recent months at
Cardiff University, transgender rights activists have waged a campaign of
harassment and violent threats against academics critical of Stonewall. We feel
that the university and police have failed to protect the academics,
potentially reflecting the links of these organizations with Stonewall. We call
for an inquiry into this affair.
Following an open letter
in June 2021 which suggested that Cardiff University leave Stonewall,
protestors distributed a leaflet with the names and photos of the 15 academic
signatories under the heading “ACT NOW”. A whistle-blower submitted messages
from the Facebook page of the LGBTQ+ Society. Students wrote highly aggressive
messages, including threats to signatories.
The university has refused
to take what we consider to be meaningful action, despite knowing the identity
of several perpetrators. It's time for an inquiry.
More information about
this case can be found here: https://freespeechunion.org/letter-to-jeremy-miles-ms-minister-for-education-and-welsh-language-concerning-a-campaign-of-violent-threats-and-harassment-against-several-of-our-members-who-are-all-academics-at-cardiff-universit/.
The Committee considered
the petition and noted that allegations have been investigated by the
University, the Police force are aware of the issue and the Minister is not
able to intervene. In light of this Members agreed that they cannot progress
this petition, closed the petition and thanked the petitioner.
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It was first considered by the Petitions
Committee on 07/11/2022.
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Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 04/10/2022