Transgender people ‘aren’t safe in Britain’
The chief executive of Stonewall has said the UK is unsafe for transgender people.
Referring to several backwards steps for trans people over the past year, Ruth Hunt slammed the UK as “unsafe, unwelcoming and frightening place for trans people”.
“Britain is at an absolute crisis point in how it treats trans people,” she said.
In a fiery HuffPost article, the LGBT charity’s CEO wrote that “Britain is no longer considered a safe part of the world for trans people to live in.
“We know from recent Stonewall research just how bad things are if you are trying to get on with your life as a trans person in Britain today.”
A Stonewall-backed study earlier this year found that more than four in every five trans schoolchildren have self-harmed.
And nearly half of trans kids have attempted suicide.
Hunt pointed to the fact that “in the last 12 months, two in five trans people have experienced a hate crime or incident.
“Every day, trans people continue to be mocked, excluded, bullied and attacked, simply for existing.”
The leading activist also observed that other countries have condemned the UK’s approach to trans rights in recent times.
Earlier this month, a British trans woman was given asylum in New Zealand because of the persecution she faced in her home country.
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