Stonewall and trans equality
Stonewall was set up in 1989 as a charity to campaign for sexual orientation equality. In February 2015, after an extensive consultation with over 700 trans people Stonewall extended its remit and became a charity which campaigns for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality.
This change marks a significant moment in Stonewall’s history. As a community we can achieve much more by standing together. This is an exciting but huge undertaking – we recognise that we are not instant experts, and will work closely with the trans community to achieve real change for LGBT people.
Ruth Hunt, Stonewall Chief Executive
Stonewall's Trans Advisory Group
We have a dedicated Trans Advisory Group who guide our work. They help us make sure that everything we do is led by the voices and the experiences of trans people.
A Vision for Change
The Stonewall Trans Advisory Group held meetings throughout 2015 and 2016 to agree actions for Stonewall to take to support the advancement of trans equality. ‘A Vision for Change’ is the result of their efforts and is based on a shared mission: that trans people have the right to live full and authentic lives at work, home and in public. The document underpins Stonewall’s work for trans equality until 2022.
Trans People and Stonewall 2015 is a report which explains a bit more about the history behind this decision and some of the issues we'll be tackling in order to create a world where all trans people can be themselves without fear of prejudice and discrimination. It also sets out our commitment to work in partnership with others and the steps we'll be taking to make sure that we get it right.
House of Commons debate on trans equality
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