At Stonewall we're determined to do more to support trans communities (including those who identify as LGB) to help eradicate prejudice and achieve equality. There are lots of different views about the role Stonewall should play in achieving that. We're holding roundtable meetings and having lots of conversations. Throughout this process we will be guided by trans people.
We've held roundtable meetings in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Newcastle. From our initial meeting we were aware that we needed to do more to make sure we talked to groups of trans people who are often underrepresented so we have held additional 'safe-space' meetings for disabled, black, asian and minority ethnic, older and younger trans people. We have also held meetings for non-binary people, and for trans men.
Take a look below at a short film from one of our first meetings put together by Fox Fisher.<
How can I get involved?
We'd like to hear from you too. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08000 50 20 20 and someone will give you a call back. If you've written a blog, please do send us the link. We want to hear about what you think the next steps are to achieve equality for trans people and the role that Stonewall might be able to play. We promise to keep you updated as conversations progress.
Our December 22 we'll close the consultation and in January 2015 publish a report summarising what we've heard and talking about the next steps we can take. Do watch this space!