LGBT Foundation calls on new PM
LGBT FOUNDATION CALLS ON NEW PRIME MINISTER TO TAKE ACTION ON GRA REFORM
LGBT Foundation have been joined by a range of charities, campaigners and activists from across the LGBT sector in calling on the new government to act now on reform of the Gender Recognition Act.
Signatories of the letter include charities like LGBT Foundation, Stonewall and Albert Kennedy Trust, campaigners such as Munroe Bergdorf and Christine Burns MBE as well as celebrity activists such as singers Olly Alexander and Jade Thirwall and actress Annie Wallace. Please see attached press release for our full response, as well as the original letter.
The call was made in an open letter sent to new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd.. The letter, first made public on Monday, stated that thousands of trans and non-binary people “still wait in limbo” for an announcement on reforms of the Gender Recognition Act and that the UK was "lagging behind" other countries "in terms of legal equality for trans and non-binary people". The letter further called for the new Prime Minister to “ensure trans and non-binary people across the UK have the rights they need and deserve”.
Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation, says:
“This letter was written because we are calling on the Government to finish the job they started on reforming the Gender Recognition Act. We have come together - as charities, campaigners, activists and spokespeople to reiterate how critical these reforms are to removing the barriers that trans and non-binary people face every day. Right now, as hate crime against trans people is increasing and vitally needed reforms risk being kicked into the long grass, there has never been a more crucial time to be an ally to trans and non-binary people.”
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