A TRANS activist who was widely condemned for urging people to “punch terfs in the face” has been remanded in custody in a men’s prison after appearing in court today.
Sarah Jane Baker, 53, was speaking at the Trans+ Pride rally in Westminster on July 8 and allegedly said: “I was gonna come here and be really fluffy and be really nice and say yeah be really lovely and queer and gay…
“Nah, if you see a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist – a slur often given to anyone criticising what they perceive to be radical forms of pro-trans ideology), punch them in the f****** face.”
Baker was reported to the Metropolitan Police and arrested on 12 July, being recalled to prison for violating the terms of their licence after serving 30 years in prison for kidnapping and attempted murder.
Baker made an early morning video appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court from HMP Wandsworth, speaking simply to give a name and date of birth.
The activist denied using abusive or threatening language or actions with the purpose to harass, alarm, or distress.
Known for being Britain’s longest-serving trans prisoner, having spent 30 years behind bars for torture, kidnap, and attempted murder. However, while in prison, she extensively worked on the upliftment of people from the trans community suffering from mental health problems and other issues while in custody.
A trial date has been scheduled at City of London Magistrates’ Court for August 31st.