Prominent UK Politician: Pollution Is Making People Transgender

"I think it is time we had some research into the extent of the phenomenon."

Just when a conservative politician acknowledges the problems with pollution, he takes things entirely too far by suggesting it’s the reason people are transgender.

Lord Norman Tebbit, the former Chairman of the British Conservative Party, wrote a piece for The Telegraph in which he claims that the reason more people are identifying as transgender could be due to the increase in pollution.

Suggesting that being transgender is a completely new concept, the 86-year-old says he is unable to “recollect any such individuals among my fellow pupils at school,” which then led to his pollution theory.

“I think it is time we had some research into the extent of the phenomenon both in time and geographical reach,” Tebbit wrote. “I do not know if the populations of third world or of urban or of rural societies are more or less affected.”

“Nor is it known if it is only our species or others living alongside us which have been affected, but that knowledge might point to a trigger such as pollution, which is the belief of some scientists,” he added, despite no accredited scientists having gone on record to support such a statement.

What Tebbit obviously fails to realize is that transgender people have been around forever, but were too scared to come out because of transphobic people like himself.

The politician’s views can be added to his long list of anti-LGBT statements, including his claim that it’s “perfectly sensible to argue that a homosexual act is a sin because that is what the Bible has said.”

Adam Salandra is a writer, performer and host in Los Angeles. When he's not covering the latest in pop culture, you can find him playing with his French Bulldog puppy or hovering over the table of food at any social gathering.