I was very proud today to launch the Government’s Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action – the first ever Government action plan to advance transgender equality.
It lays out the Government’s vision and commitment to improve transgender people’s lives. To view the action plan and our e-bulletin, please click here.
The action plan was formulated with the trans community and I would like to thank everyone who took time to speak to us, attend our events and respond to our e-surveys. All of the input, challenge and continued hard work by the community themselves have made the action plan possible.
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I realise that this must have been a difficult task to achieve and you have – so a big well done to you and the GEO team!
I am sure that the transgender community is ready and willing to work with government to ensure that the plan delivers. The successful outcome that we all want is a significant improvement in the lives of transgendered folk and their families. We now have a mechanism that should achieve this.
Thank you Lynne.
I want to echo Paula’s comments – Thank you Lynne!
This is great news!
I was very proud as well. Society can only be changed for the better when people are prepared to stand up for their rights. It is because of the bravery, perseverance and dignity of individuals such as Christie that the rights of non-gendered people have been acknowledged. I look forward to seeing real, positive changes as a result of this.
“It is because of the bravery, perseverance and dignity of individuals such as Christie that the rights of non-gendered people have been acknowledged”
Hopefully Lynne will also start acknowledging and fighting for the rights of the gender that make up 49% of the population one day in the future (or at least stop her attacks on them).
‘Hopefully Lynne will also start acknowledging and fighting for the rights of the gender that make up 49% of the population one day in the future (or at least stop her attacks on them).’
Yes, it should be about equality for all but some sections of society are way behind you males when it comes to protections against discrimination.
At present non-gendered folk have little protection under equality legislation. At least men cannot be refused entry to a restaurant because they are male. You might be somewhat miffed if that happened to you?
This can happen to non-gendered folk and it is perfectly legal.
“At least men cannot be refused entry to a restaurant because they are male.”
Well plenty of swimming pools kick men out on a regular basis with no such treatment for women and other pools have sexist dress codes. Some public libraries ban men too and there are even museums who are sexist against men. More importantly, just try accessing domestic violence services if you’re male or try getting help from the police if assaulted by a female partner.
Such sex discrimination by tax payer funded services (particularly those with the power of arrest) is far worse than by some random private restaurant and the public sector should be setting an example rather than being the worse offenders for sexism.
All discrimination is wrong, but If you want to eat you have many many services to choose from, whereas with the police or courts you can’t exactly go to one of their competitors can you?
“All discrimination is wrong”
So there is basis for some agreement here but this has gone very off topic.
Paula and I just want to express our thanks to Lynne.
As a transgender person, I want to express my sincere thanks for your representation and great work in driving towards improving the awareness and respectful treatment of all gender-variant people in the UK. This is indeed good news and real progress. Thanks again for your work and all those who contributed to it.