Stonewall today announces the appointment of a new Trans Advisory Group, following an extensive application and recruitment process.
The group will support the integration of trans equality across all of Stonewall’s campaigns and programmes, as well as advising the Chief Executive and senior management team.
The Stonewall Trans Advisory Group reflects a diverse range of trans voices and experiences, with members representing a range of ethnic backgrounds, religions, experiences and trans identities. It will help shape the strategic direction of the organisation and its work with, and for, trans communities. Stonewall will also provide training and development opportunities for members of the group to develop their skills in areas including campaigning, political lobbying and working with the media.
Recruiting an advisory group is a vital part of our journey to becoming fully trans inclusive. We’re thrilled to have such a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds in this group to work in partnership with us, and to help ensure that trans issues and voices are cemented in everything we do.
Ruth Hunt, CEO, Stonewall
The appointment of the group follows Stonewall’s announcement in February 2015 that it would extend its remit to campaign for trans equality. In line with the next steps outlined in the Trans People and Stonewall (2015) report, all Stonewall staff and Board members have now received training from Gendered Intelligence, following a competitive tender process, as well as working closely with the charity to integrate trans issues and experiences into its educational materials and training. Going forward, Stonewall will also be recruiting a Director of Trans Integration and Trans Policy Officer to help shape its work with trans communities.
Please note, some member of the group have elected to remain anonymous so have not been included on this list.
We use trans to include a broad range of identities including people who identify as transgender and people who identify as non-binary. For more information on members of the group and to take a look at the report ‘Trans People and Stonewall’, please visit Trans Equality.