Stand with the Trans Community

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


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


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


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.