Statement on Greenbelt

We love Greenbelt. We don’t love their decision to platform people who are known to have transphobic views.

We have made it very clear in conversations with senior staff at Greenbelt that we disagree with their decision to headline Richard Dawkins and include others with transphobic views on the programme. Whilst they have not removed them from the programme, we genuinely feel that our concerns have been heard and we are using this as an opportunity to disagree well.

We hope that because of these conversations, and the concerns raised by many others, Greenbelt would not make this same decision in the future. We believe strongly that this beloved festival needs to remain a safe space for the marginalised and oppressed, rather than a place where all views are given equal airtime regardless of the harm they cause.