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Konstantin Kisin vs. transgender people

Konstantin Kisin is a Russian-British podcaster and anti-transgender activist. Kisin gets money and attention by attacking the trans community, especially gender diverse children.

Kisin is co-host of the anti-transgender podcast TRIGGERnometry with Francis Foster


Konstantin Vadimovich Kisin was born on December 25, 1982 in the former Soviet Union and grew up in the United Kingdom after Kisin’s family emigrated there in 1994.

Beginning around 2016, Kisin began performing on stage at numerous venues. In 2018, Kisin was invited to perform at a Unicef fundraiser at London’s School of African and Oriental Studies. Kisin refused to sign a behavioural agreement requiring that controversial topics be covered in a respectful and non-abusive way.

Kisin’s 2019 show Orwell That Ends Well played at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Kisin and Alina Kisina (born January 21, 1983 in Ukraine) were married on November 28, 2003. They have a child, Nikolai Kisin, born May 12, 2022.

Kisin is author of the 2022 book An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the West.

Anti-trans activism

Kisin and Foster founded the hard-right podcast TRIGGERnometry in 2018. In 2020 they co-founded Avian Appreciation Limited in the UK.

Kisin and Foster have platformed over 100 of the world’s most notable anti-trans activists and gender critical public figures.

In anti-trans publication Quillette, Kisin complained about alleged mistreatment due to the podcast:

Even though my co-host is an old school leftie and I’m a centrist with a strong libertarian bent, we’ve been banned from comedy clubs and lost friendships in the industry over our “right-wing podcast.” 

We’ve interviewed people about the evolutionary origins of racism, the biological differences between men and women, the gender pay gap, populism, capitalism, socialism, communism and much else besides, but nothing has made us pariahs quite like defending free speech.

In a glowing review for the 2022 anti-trans film What Is a Woman? by Matt Walsh, Kisin mentioned TRIGGERnometry episodes with trans journalist India Willoughby, anti-trans extremist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, and and ex-trans activist Sierra Weir:

I have probably met and interviewed more transgender peoplegender-critical feministsdetransitioners and people engaged in the “trans debate” than almost anyone. In preparation for these conversations, I’ve read extensively about the origins of gender ideology, the medical realities of transition and the ideological underpinnings of this emerging phenomenon.


McCubbin, Kelly (February 11, 2023). Konstantin Kisin Is Taking You for a Ride. Medium

Staff report (December 12, 2018). Comedian refused to sign ‘behavioural agreement’ before gig. BBC News Newsbeat

Kisin, Konstantin (June 3, 2022). Review: What Is a Woman? Substack

Kisin, Konstantin (January 3, 2019). The New War on Comedy. Quillette

Kisin, Konstantin (November 22, 2019). YouTube Censored My Interview With Posie Parker. Quillette

Anderson, John (June 6, 2023). Why Can’t We Talk About Transgenderism?

Thévoz, Seth (May 16, 2023). Assault rifles, wind farms, immigration and hormones: Inside NatCon. openDemocracy


OxfordUnion (January 12, 2023). Konstantin Kisin: Woke Culture HAS Gone Too Far – 7/8.


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