Read what some of our members have to say about why they got involved with Safe Schools Alliance.


I am a disabled woman, a mother and a lesbian. I have been working alongside Safe Schools Alliance since they were formed last year.
I have never been particularly political. My interest in politics started and ended with shouting at the television and drawing my cross at election time… Read more

Mother and Lesbian, 38, South East

I stood stock still in the middle of my parents’ living room and felt dizzy and sick at the question: am I a boy or a girl? What am I?
I was seven. I don’t recall what brought the confusion on, and I don’t know how long it lasted afterwards. Well, I do know that: it lasted until I finally kissed another woman in my early twenties… Read more

English Teacher, 48, Yorkshire

“I am utterly horrified at what was taught at a PSHE lesson at my school recently. It was to a group of children, most are 11-12 years old. It is so, so much worse than I thought… Read more

Teacher, 32, England

“My daughter’s school hid the fact that she had decided to be known as a boy at the beginning of the autumn term, she was only just 13 at that time. Despite having several meetings with her head of year during that term about other matters, they still did not tell us… Read more

Company Director, 53, Hertfordshire

“I am autistic, this is one of the most frightening areas of this debate. It is truly frightening how entrenched this gender ideology has become, to the point where I was told I wouldn’t be welcome at an autism adults meet up because I am a “terf”… Read more

Wife and Mother, Merseyside

“I am a mother and grandmother. I have been a teacher, a parent governor and a Rainbow leader. I was sexually abused as a child and then raped as a teen…Read more

Grandmother, retired teacher and governor, 58, Lancashire

“I was always a tomboy. I identified with boys – they played more exciting games, and had much more interesting toys.  In films I wanted to be the male hero; mostly Tarzan. I used to pray that I’d wake up in the morning and be a boy. I hated being a girl. Were I that child now I would be transitioning… Read more

Grandmother, 67, Oxfordshire

“I am so troubled by what children are being taught about sex and gender, and so thankful that SSA have formed to address it.
I have young daughters and am a member of a parent’s group on Facebook, where I frequently read advice between parents to tell our children that “not all girls have vulvas. Some have penises…Read more

Mother, 41, Brighton

“Our local school , where my niece attends, recently had a gender fluid, trans, trainee teacher, the children were forewarned and advised  in how they should address this person, who was biologically female, but the children were told they MUST address this person as he, ‘whether they agreed with it or not’… Read more

Ex teacher & mother, 59, Brighton 

“I am a high school teacher and have seen, first hand, the damaging effect that gender ideology is having in schools. It scares me that pupils who present as trans are not given full and proper psychological evaluation before being allowed — and even encouraged — to embark upon social and medical transition. I am terrified that in their eagerness to ‘validate’ and ‘affirm’ a child’s trans identity, schools risk missing underlying issues such as abuse, trauma or other serious mental health issues… Read more

Secondary School Teacher, 27, Lancashire

“I had a new friendship group of bisexual and lesbian girls, and we loved Genderfork for celebrating the gender non conforming…we absorbed the information like a sponge. They started identifying as non binary, or as boys. We would watch ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ surgery reaction videos and YouTube channels dedicated to hiding our figure and appearing more masculine. The others in my group started taking hormones… Read more

Detransitioned female, 28, Newcastle

“I didn’t understand what the trans movement meant when I first heard of it. I thought that it aligned with what I’d been arguing for years, that we should all just be allowed to wear what we like, like what we like, and still get respect and dignity, regardless of whether we conformed to stereotypes or not. It took me a while to start seeing the bigger picture… Read more

Chair of Governors and Mother, 40, Manchester

“As a parent, paediatrician and a school governor I have a huge interest in children’s welfare and how what is taught in schools can contribute massively to this. I began to have some concerns about what was being taught in SRE back in about 2010 and how it could be sexualising children. Over  the past few years this has become increasingly concerning and the addition of gender ideology and the intensifying of gender stereotypes has become a massive issue… Read more

Parent, Paediatrician and School Governor, 48, Hampshire

“We have no long term evidence that rushing to transition children helps, and there’s mounting evidence that children are misdiagnosed and spend adulthood desperately unhappy. Girls in particular are being encouraged to bind their breasts at puberty which as we know with breast ironing can be seriously damaging. Hormones are irreversible and I think giving them to any young person whose brain isn’t fully developed is misguided to say the least… Read more

Mother, 46, West Yorkshire

“My kids were raised to question gender stereotypes and be happy with who they were. None showed any gender dysphoria at a young age but due to the powerful social contagion that the trans movement utilises to convert new foot soldiers and members — two of my children have been sucked in… Read more

Lawyer and Mother, 45, Gloucestershire