A 43-year-old lesbian has claimed to have seen firsthand people who identify as trans women “bullying” and forcing “naive and vulnerable” 14-year-old lesbian girls into relationships.
Lucy Masoud, an ex-firefighter turned lawyer, from London, made the comments in response to claims that lesbians were accused of transphobia and threats of violence if they admit they are not attracted to trans women, a report highlighted. of the BBC.
She added that she finds it “really sinister” and “rape” that if she doesn’t sleep with people who are biological men, she is somehow labeled a “bigot” or a “transphobe.”
More than half of the 80 women who responded to a survey by campaign group Get the L Out reported being pressured or coerced into accepting a trans woman as a sexual partner.
Overall, 66 percent said they felt intimidated or received threats in their LGBT groups.
“What I see in clubs are young lesbians, who are a bit naive, who are essentially bullied into having relationships with people who describe themselves as women, who are clearly not women,” explains Lucy, exclusively to FEMAIL. “And if they try to say no, or say that’s something they’re not interested in, they’re accused of being transphobic, or bigoted.”
Lucy Masoud (pictured), an ex-firefighter turned lawyer, 43, from London, has spoken out after allegations that lesbians have faced accusations of transphobia and threats of violence if they admit they are not attracted to trans women .
Lucy (pictured) claimed she has seen firsthand people identifying as trans women and vulnerable lesbian girls as young as 14 in clubs and bars “essentially bullying” into dating them
Regarding the survey, Lucy said ‘that’s exactly what’s going on’ – adding that it’s something she’s personally noticed over the past six years or so.
“You get trans women who haven’t gone through any medical transition, who haven’t even tried to change their appearance, who claim to be trans, or non-binary or gender fluid, who self-identify as lesbians.
‘You can identify yourself however you want, it doesn’t affect my life. But the trouble comes when these people, who identify themselves as lesbians, then demand that lesbians accept them as lesbians and accept them in their dating circle.
“My experience with what I see in the gay scene is that there are a lot of very young lesbians, some very vulnerable at age 14, 15 or 16, who are clearly not attracted to biological men – hence they’re lesbians – who are forced to date trans women.
Lucy continued: ‘I’m a 43-year-old woman and can tell someone to mess around, while young lesbians, who just got out of the neighborhood and want to be part of the community – the gay community that has become the gay community – that is dominated by straight men… it’s those people I’m really concerned about.
“It’s those people who, as the article says, are forced to have sex with people they don’t want to have sex with because they want to fit in.”
Lucy (pictured) said she finds it “really sinister” and “rape” that if she doesn’t sleep with people who are biological men, she is somehow labeled a “bigot” or a “transphobic”
Discussing more of her personal experiences, Lucy noted how she was banned from Hinge after saying she was only interested in people who were “biologically feminine.”
She set her profile to “women seeking women” and found that every third or fourth match was a trans woman.
Lucy changed her profile to read, “All I ask is that you be on time, don’t whine that I’m overly involved with Love Island and that you’re a biological woman.”
After expressing her preference, she was then permanently banned from the app for “transphobia.”
“Obviously a number of people had complained about my profile saying I was transphobic,” she said. “You have to remember that this is 2020. I hadn’t been this close since I was 16. When I was 16 I was happy to say that I am a lesbian and same-sex attraction and that I would only sleep with women.
“Now I can’t say that and if I do I’ll be accused of being a bigot and a transphobe, which just seems crazy to me that as a 43-year-old woman I’m now less safe to say I’m up to the same gender attracted than when I was 16.’
Lucy said she finds it “very disturbing and very sinister” when you have people like Owen Jones and Ash Sarkar – one straight and the other a man – telling her, a black lesbian, who to sleep with (pictured)
Lucy continued, “If you’re an “out” lesbian who sleeps with a biological man, then you’re not a lesbian, you’re bisexual — and that’s fine. But there are people, like me, who are attracted to the same sex, who don’t sleep with people with a penis.
“That doesn’t make us bigots, it doesn’t make us transphobic, that makes us lesbians — same-sex attracted.”
Lucy went on to say she finds it “very disturbing and very sinister” when people like journalists Owen Jones and Ash Sarkar – one straight and the other a man – tell her, a black lesbian, who to sleep with.
Referring to the survey, Ash took to Twitter and wrote, “No one should be pressured to have sex with anyone for any reason.
“I wouldn’t want anyone to feel like they had to have sex with me out of social pressure, but it would be fair to ask if racism plays a part in announcing every 5 minutes that she’s never dating a woman of color.” would go to bed. ‘
Commenting on Ash’s comment, Owen Jones wrote: ‘It is unbelievable that the BBC has published such unbelievably appalling journalism, based on unreliable data and the testimonies of anti-trans activists. You would expect this kind of conspiracy hatred in the darkest corners of the internet, not on the BBC.’
Lucy (pictured) labeled the widespread criticism the survey has received as ‘nonsense’
Lucy explained that she finds it “very sinister” that if she doesn’t sleep with people who are biological men, she is somehow a “transphobe.”
“They should step back and say, ‘Okay, a small fraction of these 80 people have said this is happening and are essentially saying they’re being forced to have sex with people they don’t want – what rape is. we do about it and how are we going to protect these people?” she said.
“But they don’t—they’re too concerned to throw the word transphobic around.”
Lucy recalled a particularly memorable experience in a bar about three years ago, when a… trans woman sexually touched herself inappropriately.
“When it came up to the staff, they didn’t do anything about it,” Lucy claimed. ‘If that was a man or woman behaving like that, you’d throw them out. So why is it okay for this trans woman to do it just because she’s trans?
“Why is it okay that as a lesbian who wants to use a lesbian-only space for various reasons, I have to share that space with biological men?
She continued: ‘Again, it’s not anti-trans at all. Many of my trans friends absolutely agree with me. Transgender people absolutely need to be respected and protected in society and have exactly the same rights as we do – and I would take to the streets to support that.
“However, a biological man cannot be a lesbian and I have an absolute right not to include biological men in my dating circle, and I have an absolute right to say that I would never date a trans woman because I never would.” to do.
“That doesn’t make me transphobic, it doesn’t make me a bigot, it makes me a lesbian.”