The BBC, Doctor Who & The Trans Grift

Phaylen Fairchild
4 min readApr 12, 2022

Since 2017, the BBC has drawn a hard line in the sand where it concerns the transgender community- do as much damage as possible- until they want to exploit us.

It is no secret that the BBC has towed the ‘Gender Critical’ line when it comes to maligning the entire transgender community. The examples of their war on transgender women, specifically, are extremely well documented. It was just last year that the BBC published a poorly researched and deeply biased article by Caroline Lowbridge. In one of the most graphic and repulsive articles ever to reach mainstream news regarding transgender people, Lowbridge’s article, titled, “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women” featured a handful of far-right radical feminists who had built platforms and entire armies fueled by intolerance as they campaign to excise transgender people from the greater LGB community and society at large. While this had become largely expected from the daily discourse thrust down the throats of the public by the BBC, the controversial piece hit a fever pitch on social media when it was revealed that one of the women interviewed for the hit-piece was a former adult film star who was also a well known sexual predator. After the BBC published the piece, the young woman went full-throated bigot, taking to twitter to wish death upon all transgender women. Of course, the notorious anti-trans hate group, LGB Alliance, also made a cameo appearance for Lowbridge’s article.

Five LGBTQ+ employees at the BBC resigned over broadcasters refusal to concede they had done anything wrong. By 2022, the vile attacks launched by the BBC, which is headed by an ultra-conservative friend of the British Prime Minister, resulted in protests popping up all across the United Kingdom, centering themselves directly at the doors of the offices of BBC field branches.

Leaders of the trans community blacklisted the BBC, refusing to participate in their programming or even respond to outreach from producers who, typically, wanted them to make an appearance to debate someone who despises them and endure a public assault on national television.

In February, the advocacy group ILGA-Europe released a report that cited the BBC as willfully participatory in the anti-trans rhetoric that has sadly gripped the nation, along with other…

Phaylen Fairchild

Actor, Filmmaker, LGBTQ+ & Women’s Rights Activist All work copyright