Socialist Worker

Backlash at Julie Burchill bigotry

by Laura Miles
Issue No. 2337

Trans people and their supporters demonstrated outside the Observer newspaper’s London offices on Thursday of last week after it published a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.

Thousands of people had sent emails and signed online petitions in protest.

The Observer has withdrawn the article from publication.

Yet Burchill is unrepentant.

She gave permission for Daily Telegraph columnist Toby Young to reproduce the article. Trans activists plan to protest at the Daily Telegraph on Saturday of this week.

The LGBT committee of the lecturers’ UCU union has agreed to support the protest.

Go to for details of the protest

Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Tue 22 Jan 2013, 17:05 GMT
Issue No. 2337
Share this article

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.