2024: 29 June - 14 July

Bristol Trans Pledge

Trans Rights are Human Rights

In the last year, trans people have come under increasing attack in the media. So much so that the International Lesbian & Gay Association has downgraded the UK in its annual Rainbow Europe rankings. Figures released in June 2019 showed that there has been a marked 81% increase in Transphobic Hate Crime.

“The consequences of a society where transphobia is everywhere” – Stonewall.

Last year the Trans Pledge was introduced in Bristol and we again share this in light of the recent news and continued attacks.

Trans Pledge

We believe that Trans People have the right to be treated equally. This includes:

The right to exist
The right to live freely without fear
The right to be treated with dignity & respect
The right to enjoy the security of UK legislation
The right to speak and be heard

We will be asking the people of Bristol to support this pledge via social media in the run-up to Pride.
#IPledgeTransSupport #KeepHateOutOfBristol

To report transphobic hate crime call SARI: 0800 171 2272
To talk to someone call MindLine Trans+: 0300 330 5468

For further information about possible changes to the UK’s Gender Recognition Act, visit the Stonewall resource page here.

Signed by

Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor
Alex Raikes, SARI
Sarah-Louise Minter, LGBT Bristol
Daryn Carter, Bristol Pride
Bristol MIND
T.I.G.E.R. Bristol Coop
The Diversity Trust
Unite the Union South West Region
Bristol Labour
Stephen Williams (former LibDem MP)
Andrea Young, Chief Executive North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol Green Party
Bristol Green councillor group
University of Bristol
Mike Jempson
Cllr. Mhairi Threlfall
Dr. Finn MacKay
OutStories Bristol
The University of the West of England
Dru Marland
Feminist Archive South
Bristol Temple Meads Ambassadors
Voice & Influence Partnership
Bristol Women’s Voice
Bristol Queercaf
Bristol Panthers FC
Kiki Bristol
LaDIYfest Bristol
Andrew Brown, Secretary LGBT+ Lib Dems, and Bristol Lib Dem Member
Bristol LibDems
Sue Sanders, School’s Out
Fran Edwards
Katie Herring
Bristol Bisons RFC
Stephen Collings, Equality Lead, Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service
Bristol Independent Mental Health Network
Tom Renhard
Glenn Townsend
Travis Alabanza
Sarah Savage
Kate Adair
Kate Hutchinson
Alice Denny
Ben Vincent
Simon Henwood
Fox & Owl
Lewis Hancox
The Priory Hospital Bristol
St Mungo’s
See It From Her +
Avon & Bristol Law Centre
Burges Salmon
TSB LGBT+ Inclusion Group
Healthwatch Bristol

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