- Jan 20, 2016
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LGBT+ non-profits have hit out at the Charity Commission's "reckless" decision to recognise the LGB Alliance, an anti-trans pressure group.
There has been much annoyance in the UK that this group has been given charitable status. It gives it a veneer of respectability and I also believe that they gain certain tax advantages.
The LGB Alliance is an anti trans organisation that campaigns to exclude transgender folk from the wider LGBT community. The benefits to society from this are not apparent. The LGB Alliance is shunned by the LGBT community for its aggressive and unpleasant stance.
So I come back to the original question. What is a charity ?
From my perspective, it should be an organisation that helps our society in a positive way on a non-profit basis. SO the upkeep of your chapel would qualify you as a charity but if you also wanted to destroy the mosque next door then that would be a disqualifier.
Raising money to build a football pitch is ok but then refusing access to certain groups isnt fine.
Excessive wages would make you a non qualifier and so would making an excessive surplus.
I dont think that these people not wanting to help trans folk should prevent them from getting trans status but their active campaigns against them should do so.