What is Gender Critical Coming Out Day?
Although December 19th is the ‘official’ campaign day, every day can be Gender Critical Coming Out Day. The idea is simply to let others know you support the reality of biological sex, and that you are against an ideology that says gender identity can replace sex.
It’s simply to show that there are others out there, women and men, who want to ask questions and be allowed to talk about the issue; to connect with people who might not realise you think the same as they do; to open the door to the issue for people who aren’t aware of it at all.
But it doesn’t mean you have to make any big announcements. There are lots of ways to “come out”. You might be able to be very open about it, or you might only be able to do something subtle, but together our collective actions all add up. You might use a different term to describe your views, eg gender atheist, or no label at all. The label isn’t the important thing, and there’s no right or wrong way to engage in the issue; we all take different approaches.
The videos below talk more about the idea, and what it’s not, and the surrounding issues:
Why December 19th?
December 19th is the anniversary of the date J.K. Rowling posted the following tweet:
This tweet inspired so many other people to stand up and speak out about the issue of gender ideology and how it negatively impacts women, children, and LGB people. Lots of other tweets and actions have inspired people too, but we’ve picked this one to be symbolic of whatever tweet, speech, action, event or news story brought this issue to your attention or inspired you.
Who is behind it?
Nobody “owns” Gender Critical Coming Out Day. It’s an idea that a lot of people and groups have talked about over the last year. Pulling the site together has been a collaboration between a few people (women and men, gay/lesbian/bi and straight), and a range of different individuals and GC groups are supporting the idea in their own ways. This is not a new organisation, or mailing list. It doesn’t even have a Twitter account. It’s just an idea that people can use as much or as little as they want to help people stand up and speak out.
If you have any suggestions for additional resources or ideas, or if you have any questions, please send them in using this form: