A bad year for Goodyear - James Macpherson

The UK’s first fully decorated Pride Train made its inaugural journey last month, staffed entirely by an LGBTIQAX+ crew.

The biggest gay flag reportedly ever seen in the UK was painted on the side of the 11-carriage train which traveled from London to Manchester.

The inside of the train was filled with gay posters and gay literature for passengers.

The gay train conductor used the intercom to give passengers regular gay related facts and information as well as announcing which station the gay train was pulling into next.

And if all of that is not queer enough for you, passengers were required to jump to their feet and dance to Kylie Minogue’s “The Loco-Motion” every ten minutes.

Admittedly I made that last bit up. Then again, I don’t know that they didn’t do that. It might have been YMCA. Or it might have been nothing at all. Who knows.

Launched by Avanti West Coast, who run routes from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Wales and Scotland, the gay train was unveiled two months after the end of Pride Month which just goes to show that not even gay trains can run on time.

The woke mobile’s inaugural journey reportedly ran without incident though some passengers complained that a gay train shouldn’t have to run on straight tracks.

A spokesperson for Avanti West Coast said the gay train was “a sign of the steps we are taking toward a more inclusive, diverse and equal society”.

Right. Because nothing says inclusion like a gay train staffed entirely by homosexuals.

One wonders how they ensured the crew were fully LGBT+ compliant. How could anyone be sure that the guard was really a transexual or that the customer service woman was really a lesbian? What sort of risk assessment did they do?

But what better way to demonstrate that one’s sexuality is no longer something that should keep you from certain jobs than by demanding applicants declare their sexual preference in order to know whether they qualify for the job.

Police are already gearing up for when the train is tagged. Graffiti on the gay train will, of course, be denounced as a hate crime. The train crew will probably all become sick with PTSD and activists will insist that, as a result, all trains should be painted with rainbows.

The stupidity of a gay train should be clear for everyone to see. When the bosses at Avanti West Coast realise that gay people have always been able to travel on normal trains, they are going to feel incredibly silly for wasting so much time and effort creating a gay train.

Of course, Avanti West Coast’s Pride Train has nothing to do with equality or diversity or inclusion but is rather a corporate orgy of intersectionality that makes fun of the very people it proports to represent.

The gay community have spent 50 years fighting to be perceived as just like everybody else, only for a bunch of social justice warriors (SJWs) to come chugging along and turn them into a 5-star cringe circus train.

Avanti West Coast are not bringing inclusion. They are treating gays as if they are freaks that need everybody to throw rainbows at them and tell them how special they are just to get a train.

James Macpherson is a sought after international speaker with a background in journalism at the Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph. He previously pastored a significant church in Australia and South Africa. James' weekly Good Sauce podcast comes out every Tuesday. He also writes regularly for The Spectator.

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