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Stand with the Trans Community

Some helpful links (taken from a Company Drinks newsletter 20.11.23)

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Transgender Day of Remembrance was originally started in 1999 by trans activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to honour Rita Hester who was killed the year before. Read more in a great blog about the history of this important day from Amnesty International  here

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A 2023 statement from a UN independent expert warned that the abusive rhetorics by politicians, the media and social commentators had trickled down to produce increasingly abusive and hateful speech against LGBTQ+ persons in the United Kingdom (UK). Read more from this UN Statement  here

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A report from UK charity Stonewall this year found that there has been an increase in hate crimes against trans people by 11% in the last year, and by 186% in the last five years (ONS data; Stonewall 2023). Read more on Stonewall‘s website   here

Photo taken at the vigil for Brianna Ghey, outside the Department for Education on 15 Feb 2023.