In the past few months trans people have come under increasing attack in the media. So much so that the International Lesbian & Gay Association has downgraded the UK in its annual Rainbow Europe rankings.
We believe that Trans People have the right to be treated equally. This includes:
- The right to exist
- The right to live freely without fear
- The right to be treated with dignity & respect
- The right to enjoy the security of UK legislation
- The right to speak and be heard
We will be asking the people of Bristol to support this pledge via social media in the run-up to Pride.
For further information about possible changes to the UK’s Gender Recognition Act, please see: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/truth-about-trans.
Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor
Alex Raikes, SARI
Sarah-Louise Minter, LGBT Bristol
Daryn Carter, Bristol Pride
T.I.G.E.R. Bristol Coop
The Diversity Trust
Unite the Union South West Region
Stephen Williams (former LibDem MP)
Andrea Young, Chief Executive North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol Green Party
Bristol Green councillor group
University of Bristol
Cllr. Mhairi Threlfall
Dr. Finn MacKay
The University of the West of England
Feminist Archive South
Bristol Temple Meads Ambassadors
Voice & Influence Partnership
Bristol Women’s Voice
Bristol Panthers FC
Andrew Brown, Secretary LGBT+ Lib Dems, and Bristol Lib Dem Member
Sue Sanders, School’s Out
Bristol Bisons RFC
Stephen Collings, Equality Lead, Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service
To report transphobic hate crime call SARI: 0800 171 2272 | to talk to someone call MindLine Trans+: 0300 330 5468
Pledge wording taken with thanks from that used by Pride Cymru & Wales Equality Alliance.
The artwork was provided by Frank Duffy.