Trans rights activists block screening of documentary for second time

The screening of Adult Human Female did not go ahead after students protested the film for a second time.

Trans rights activists block screening of film at University of Edinburgh for second time STV News

Students at the University of Edinburgh have prevented the screening of a controversial film about transgender issues for a second time.

Adult Human Female, a documentary, was due to be shown at a lecture hall in George Square on Wednesday.

A description of the film describes it as dealing with the “manufactured confusion around sex and gender”.

The university said protestors were restricting access to the venue and the event was cancelled on “safety grounds”.

An initial December viewing at the university was cancelled after a group of students and activists with the Staff-Student Solidarity Network (SSSN) blockaded the lecture hall.

The screening of the film has attracted controversy after it was accused of “broadcasting hate”.

A University of Edinburgh spokesperson said: “We are disappointed that again this event has not been able to go ahead.

“In line with our commitment to fostering an inclusive, supportive and safe environment for our whole community, we worked with the organisers and put measures in place to mitigate risks associated with the event.

“However, with protesters restricting access to the venue, safety concerns were raised should the event proceed. It was therefore decided that the screening should not continue.”

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code