P-06-1298 Petition for a Welsh Government inquiry into the campaign of trans rights activists at Cardiff University

Completed

 

This petition was submitted by Christian Wilton-King, having collected a total of 2,346 signatures.

 

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.

 

Additional Information:

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/.

 

 

Status

This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 07/11/2022.

 

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.

 

Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 07/11/2022.

 

 

Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff Central
  • South Wales Central

 

Further information

 

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 04/10/2022