Julia Beck testifies on gender identity in H.R. 5, the Equality Act, at the House Judiciary hearing

Full video here, Ms. Beck’s opening statement is 59 minutes in:

Press on the hearing:

Lesbian Feminist Slams the Equality Act: ‘H.R. 5 Is a Human Rights Violation’,” Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media, April 2, 2019

Trump Could Declare Himself ‘The First Female President’ Under the Equality Act, Rep. Gaetz Warns,” Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media, April 2, 2019

Rep. Nadler Refers to Trans-Critical Woman as ‘He’ While Slamming Her Testimony,” Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media, April 2, 2019

Feminist Testifies Against the ‘Equality Act’” Madeleine Kearns, National Review, April 2, 2019

Lesbian activist calls out Democratic transgender bill as ‘a human rights violation’,” Nate Madden, The Blaze, April 2, 2019

House Republicans Tried to Put Trans People Through Hell Today,” Paul Blest, Splinter, April 2, 2019

‘My child is free’: Congresswoman gives tearful speech about nonbinary loved one,” Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, April 2, 2019

5 Key Moments From Equality Act Hearing,” Rachel del Guidice, Daily Signal, April 2, 2019

Republicans invoke women’s rights in new effort to oppose controversial Equality Act. Here’s why,” Matthew Brown, Deseret News, April 2, 2019

How Conservatives Are Using ‘Feminism’ to Fight Against LGBTQ Equality,” Rev. Elena Rose Vera and Heron Greenesmith, Esq., Advocate, April 2, 2019


The funniest possible take on Ms. Beck’s testimony came from Chris Johnson, of the Washington Blade, describing her as a “former lesbian activist.” We are confident in stating that the adjective “former,” in that sentence, is inaccurate on its face, regardless of the noun it was intended to modify:

Chris Johnson, of the Washington Blade, writes on Twitter, April 2, 2019, “Opposing the Equality Act is Julia Beck, a former lesbian activist if the bill becomes law “every right that women have fought for will cease to exist.”