Conservative LGBT group apologises over 'abusive and misogynistic' tweet towards MP David Davies

Conservative LGBT group apologises over 'abusive and misogynistic' tweet towards MP David Davies

David Davies said he would complain about the tweet

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Tory LGBT group has apologised after claiming MP David Davies' views on transgender rights were "abhorrent” and seemingly calling him an offensive word.

The Conservative MP had said anyone who has male genitalia is "definitely not a woman," according to the BBC.

He added "this should be a biological fact, not a matter for political debate" in a tweet.

LGBT+ Conservatives responded by tweeting: "David TC Davies' transphobic views are abhorrent and out of kilter with Conservative Party policy.

"It’s clear that the T in his name stands for transphobe. It’s equally clear what the C stands for."

The MP said this phrase was "abusive and misogynistic" and he would complain to Brandon Lewis, the Tory Party chairman, while also calling for an investigation into the incident.

The group has now apologised for its comments by saying: "We would like to officially apologise to him for the tweet and any offence caused. 

"We will continue to debate with him vigorously on #trans rights but in a mutually respectful way. The tweet has now been deleted.

Davies posted his original tweet in relation to the Labour Party suspending member Venice Allan for uploading an image online which said "trans women are men."

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