All general election candidates asked to pledge support for trans rights

Joseph Patrick McCormick
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All general election candidates have been asked to pledge support for trans rights.

Campaigners for trans rights are calling on all general election candidates to support the three principles underpinning the Trans Manifesto.
The Trans Manifesto was launched in April 2014 to draw politicians’ attention to areas where trans people face inequality. 15 trans groups quickly identified three core principles:
  •    Regard trans individuals as equal citizens with equal rights;
    •    Empower trans individuals to be authorities on all aspects of their own lives; and
    •    Encourage diverse, representative, realistic and positive portrayals of trans

Helen Belcher, Trustee of the LGBT Consortium, explains, “the unanimity of support behind the three principles was truly amazing, but we need politicians to pledge to support them.”

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