Lush cosmetics apologizes to trans community over donation to U.K. group accused of being anti-transgender
Luxury cosmetics retailer Lush is apologizing for donating to a group with reported ties to anti-transgender causes in the U.K.
The apology comes days after British media outlets reported on a donation of about $4,000 made by the beauty giant to a charity group named Woman’s Place U.K.
To trans people and allies, we wish to say sorry for some past mistakes in our choices of donation recipients.
The statement issued on 30th November that is referenced in this post can be read in full via the link in our bio.
-Lush UK pic.twitter.com/XJjvZ140EU
— LUSH UK (@LushLtd) December 2, 2020
Formed in 2017, the controversial organization defines itself as a “women’s rights campaign dedicated to ensuring women’s voices are heard and our sex-based rights upheld.”
Although it claims to be “neither hateful nor transphobic,” its campaigning efforts often focus on measures that are widely seen as anti-transgender.