Trans rights could be pushed backwards says new Stonewall chief executive

Trans rights could be pushed backwards says new Stonewall chief executive
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Posted on 22 May 2020

Trans and non-binary people are at a point of great potential and great danger, according to the new chief executive of LGBT charity Stonewall.


In an interview to mark her appointment, Nancy Kelly said: “Visibility is growing exponentially, and research shows us that the population as a whole has broadly positive attitudes to trans folk: there is real potential for positive change.

“But at the same time not only are there huge barriers to trans and non binary people living their lives safely, there are worrying noises coming from government and from the legal system that have the potential to push trans rights backwards.”   


Ms Kelly also highlighted the need to campaign ‘passionately and effectively’ for the things that matter to distinctive minoritised communities: “Like other liberation movements - feminism I think is in a similar place - we are at a point where the gains the movement has made aren’t equally felt, or even aren’t equally relevant across our communities.

“Some of us have benefited far more from progress in LGBT rights than others. So thinking about how we are genuinely intersectional in our approach... feels essential.”
To read the interview, click here 


 

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