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Bimini Bon Boulash Speaks Out Against Transphobic BBC Op-Ed

Bimini Bon Boulash is done with the BBC’s transphobic nonsense. After an op-ed published yesterday alleged that trans women are “pressuring” cis women to sleep with them, the trans community has refused to stay silent.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” Miss Congeniality winner Bimini Bon Boulash was no exception. The star has dealt with their fair share of hate: just this year, a mural painted in tribute to the drag star was defaced in Norwich. But that’s not keeping Bimini quiet. After activist Jason Reid posted a thread of resources and called out the BBC op-ed on Twitter, Bimini joined in, explaining the hypocrisy of the BBC in running the piece:

Bimini relates their own experience reporting harassment and violence to the police:

Sadly, Bimini isn’t alone here: a recent report showed that a lack of trust in the police leads to trans folks under-reporting violent incidents. “I have experienced multiple forms of violence and assault in my lifetime,” Bimini explains. “I never reported it for fear that people wouldn’t believe me.” A 2020 RAINN report confirms that queer individuals face additional barriers to reporting violent attacks either due to lack of resources or the fear of disbelief or being outed, especially when it comes to sexual harassment.

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