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An Open Letter to Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, Dominic Raab and the UK government
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NOT SAFE TO BE ME

An Open Letter to Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, Dominic Raab and the UK government

By Trans Activism UK

The following outlines our mission statement for the upcoming protest to be held at Parliament Square on the 29th of June 2022, starting at 12PM.

On 16 May 2021, the government made an announcement headed by the Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss, alongside Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, that the UK were due to host a global event between 29th June - 1st July 2022, inviting countries around the world to discuss the UK’s work on LGBTQ+ rights, and what the UK could teach other nations going forward.

This event was later cancelled due to backlash from the LGBTQ+ community and an overwhelming majority of UK LGBTQ+ organisations. This was due to ongoing attacks on the LGBTQ+ community which included an unwillingness to implement a comprehensive conversion therapy ban that included protections for the trans community, strife with exploitable loopholes, and a negative and violent anti-trans and overall anti-LGBTQ+ environment that is being fostered by senior government officials. The UK government has failed to deliver on key promises which include implementing the aforementioned ban, their promised substantial reform for the Gender Recognition Act, and the failure to make moves towards the depathologizing of LGBTQ+ and trans medical care.

This however is not the only failing committed by the UK government. Minorities from across the UK have been impacted by an unsafe environment cultivated by our elected officials, from Muslims being attacked by our own Prime Minister with immature bigotry such as calling Muslim women “letterboxes”, to Black people being disproportionately targeted by the police under a government that claims not to be systematically racist, to migrants who have escaped harrowing situations being deported to Rwanda where their lives are at risk and the stark rise in anti-Semitism in the UK with the highest numbers of hate incidents reported in the last year.

Below we further outline how and in what ways it is not safe to be yourself in the UK for many minorities and how current and past affairs have impacted people and their lives, and in response to the UK’s proposed Safe To Be Me conference, we are protesting and letting the UK and the government know,

IT IS NOT SAFE TO BE ME.

LGBTQ+ rights in the UK have been negatively impacted by the rise of hate being perpetuated by the mainstream media, UK government officials and anti-LGBTQ+ organisations, and other marginalised communities have faced a similar impact, many of whom intersect multiple identities and minority groups. While this protest was organised by a group of trans activists, we recognise that the trans community is far from the only community for whom the UK is currently unsafe, and we want to make it clear that intersectionality, and standing alongside other minority groups facing hate, harassment, and legal fights, is vital if we are ever going to improve the state of inequality in the UK.

Hate is not experienced in a bubble. Black and Brown queer people face hate and barriers not experienced by many in the LGBTQ+ community. Autistic trans people face unique barriers to healthcare access. Disabled sex workers face unique barriers in accessing support they should be entitled to. So many minority groups, and intersectional groups, here in the UK are facing their own unique struggles, and deserve to be heard and to feel safe in the UK.

The UK needs to reckon with the fact that many of its institutions enact discriminatory practices that harm many of our most vulnerable community members, particularly those from intersectional backgrounds.

Police often use unnecessary violence, over-policing, and undue suspicion against BIPOC members of the community, particularly Black men, as ways to criminalise peaceful existence through bigoted generalisations. They also often treat neurodivergent people as inherently suspicious due to basing their system of assessing guilt being based on neurotypical behaviours and will treat harmless self-regulatory behaviours as inherently dangerous. Many minority groups in the UK are assumed guilty rather than innocent as a starting position, and as such, they perpetuate the very same bigoted beliefs they initially acted on.

However, the police are far from the only UK institution that has issues of discriminatory practices baked into their day-to-day operation. Black women in the UK regularly have their pain ignored by doctors, who will de-prioritise taking Black women’s reported symptoms as seriously, compared to White patients with the same issue on paper.

The Gender Clinic service in the UK discriminates against neurodiverse trans people, assuming for example that autistic people are less capable of understanding and consenting to transition, or that people with ADHD might just be experiencing a period of low impulse control, and using that as a barrier to delay access to a care system that already features huge multiple-year waiting lists for care.

From assumptions that disabled people are faking their disabilities, to structures set up to deny various communities in the UK upward mobility, the UK needs to confront the fact that multiple minority groups face structural discrimination from services we are meant to be able to rely on in an emergency.

This discriminatory behaviour is further evidenced by the handling of reporting on minority lives by the UK press. The press is routinely complicit in perpetuating harmful misinformation, often to the detriment of minority groups and those most vulnerable in society, with minimal oversight, regulation, or accountability.

From the UK media’s regular spotlighting of anti-mask and anti-vaccine rhetoric during a global pandemic, leading to a less safe society for the immunocompromised, to the BBC stating that they would platform flat earth views if they became a popular belief as a justification for their platforming of anti-trans hate groups, this has been an ongoing issue in the UK for decades with no signs of stopping, despite evidence of the harm that it causes.

Whether we’re looking at the fearmongering regurgitated in the 90s by newspapers implying that vaccines were potentially linked to the development of autism, to the 2000’s media fear-mongering of migrant communities, the UK press routinely highlights perspectives they know are incorrect for personal gain and uses minority groups as a rotating cast of villains on whom to blame society’s ills, and this cycle cannot continue. We hardly need to mention the similarities in today’s transphobic reporting that shockingly mirrors the demonisation of the gay community in the 80s, with AIDS fear-mongering and the painting of queer men as predatory child abusers.

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller (GRT) communities are protected under the category of ‘race’ in the Equality Act 2010. However, they have been routinely treated as second-class citizens by a government that has done little to stem the UK’s history of discrimination towards GRT citizens. The Conservative’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill directly enables lawful harassment and discrimination of a protected group, endangering their homes and their safety.

Though it is technically legal to be a sex worker in the UK, legal protections and general protections for this vulnerable group are basically non-existent, with the UK not allowing sex workers to work together to build a safe environment, forcing sex workers into isolation. They also face police brutality and discrimination with police regularly raiding homes and harming a vulnerable group with arrests for self-regulating their safety.

Sex worker discrimination goes deeper than government and police discrimination with discrimination coming from crucial societal establishments such as banks and financial systems, schools, digital discrimination and deplatforming, and of course media and societal stigmatisations.

The UK routinely misuses statistics and unfounded surveys and data from hate groups to deny issues affecting minorities. This can be seen when government officials such as the former Health Secretary misused Covid data during a global pandemic, to fear-mongering using fictitious or biased data to stir up anti-migrant sentiment. Another example is the BBC using a statistically flawed survey from a known anti-trans group which was neither quantitative nor qualitative.

The government has lied about the NHS using incorrect statistics, a service which the majority of people in the UK rely on. The truth is that the current state of healthcare impacts vulnerable minorities, causing suffering amongst our communities and even deaths either from lack of healthcare, suicides from long wait times or government negligence.

The UK has progressively over the past few decades increased the complexity of barriers standing between disabled people and their access to healthcare and financial support needed to survive. From the gutting of funding for NHS services, to the Department for Work and Pensions pushing out ever more strict and discriminatory requirements preventing access to support services. Disabled people in the UK are increasingly spending their lives on lengthy waiting lists, precariously close at any time to having their only source of income pulled with little recourse.

Disabled people in this country cannot marry without risking losing that income because of their partner’s income, and have their lives turned into constant paperwork battles just to receive basic support, and this needs to change.

We’ve known since the start of the pandemic that Covid inequality has impacted BIPOC people and communities disproportionately in the UK. This should not be a surprise, as historically the UK has a long-standing history of worse healthcare outcomes for BIPOC communities.

BIPOC communities are disproportionately working jobs in the UK which could not be done remotely, received higher rates of scepticism and worse care in hospitals, and were not given adequate consideration in the government’s approach to “opening up” the country “Post-Covid”.

From discrimination persisting within the NHS to a lack of proper financial support for those who needed to miss work after a positive Covid test result, proper steps were not taken to ensure that BIPOC communities were protected from receiving unequal health outcomes during a national health emergency.

Bisexual, pansexual and mspec individuals are also subjected to difficulties accessing healthcare, with many people reporting that healthcare professionals do not understand their specific health needs, and that they face inappropriate curiosity during medical appointments. The lack of education and visibility of issues that mspec people face means that the discrimination that they experience is often overlooked both inside and outside of queer communities.

A big topic of conversation in the UK right now is the ban on conversion therapy. The ban fails to be truly effective and inclusive due to only covering a limited selection of queer folks, and containing easy to manipulate loopholes. However, a matter that is not widely discussed is the lack of protection for Asexual people who are at great risk of domestic as well as religious conversion practices, and even “corrective rape”.

The UK has downplayed the harm inflicted on Intersex people, with the House of Commons claiming, in 2016 that “intersex medical interventions” were a thing of the past and denying to the UN that same year that we even had such practices for Intersex children. This is an outright fabrication, as proven by Intersex organisations and even the NHS, who in the same year provided statistics that resulted in the UN committee expressing concern at, “medically unnecessary surgeries and other procedures on intersex children before they are able to provide their informed consent, which often entails irreversible consequences and can cause severe physical and psychological suffering, and the lack of redress and compensation in such cases.”

The next year the UN called on the UK to abolish all legislation and practices that would allow any form of forced intervention or surgery. Five years later and the UK still has not done this.

In 2015 Intersex status was specifically included in the protected characteristic of sex in Jersey to protect Intersex people from discrimination. The UK has not followed suit.

Several countries in Europe allow Intersex people to change their sex marker on identification documents on a basis of self-identification. The UK does not.

To summarise it is NOT SAFE TO BE ME. It is NOT SAFE for many communities and people in the UK to not only exist but also to thrive, for more reasons than we can possibly list. The UK, its institutions, its mainstream media and its government have been continually failing the people it has sworn to serve. Recently the government announced amendments to the Human Rights Act, a vital piece of legislation protecting our rights. This serious attempt at removing the protections the Human Rights Act provides will set a dangerous precedent and will be used to discriminate against the UK populace. Further evidence that it is not safe in the UK is the several reports and equality indexes published in recent years that show that the UK is drastically regressing in its protections and provisions for the safety of its citizens, with this hostile environment primarily impacting minority groups.

Reports show the highest ever recorded anti-Jewish hate in 2021 for London with a rise of 37% from the previous year. UK bodies who monitor racism in the UK reported that race and nationality-based hate crimes rose by 73% in 2021, with a 12% rise in racially aggravated offences recorded. Further damning evidence for the UK, while the government declares that it is safe in the UK for people to be themselves, is the ILGA Europe’s Rainbow Map & Index 2022 publication that reports the UK was the country with the most dramatic drop in the index, losing 11% of its points and falling from 10th to 14th place in a year, which marks our third year running of a decrease in points.

In highlighting all this we hope that this statement and protest urges UK bodies, the media, government officials, and individuals in the UK populace to re-evaluate their positions and do more to protect those most vulnerable in our society, to ensure we are moving towards an equal society rather than falling behind, to combat the rise of hate and violence in the UK and to make sure it is genuinely SAFE TO BE ME, in the UK.

Our Demands:

  1. The UK needs to challenge discrimination of all forms including race discrimination, gender inequality, sex worker discrimination, religious minority discrimination, and discrimination against disabled people. Addressing inequalities and taking steps to reducing inequality through working with reputable non-hateful organisations.
  2. The UK as a whole including the Government, media organisations, the education sector etc. need to publicly recognise the harm that has been caused to LGBTQ+ rights through their anti-LBGTQ+ rhetoric. They must recognise that this has caused a spike in hate and violence towards LGBTQ+ people.
  3. Recognise the harm that has been caused to other minority groups and publicly acknowledge that it is NOT SAFE in the UK for minorities with the rise of hate and intolerance.
  4. To stop attacking crucial LGBTQ+ organisations such as Stonewall which has been paramount in securing fundamental rights for people in the UK and abroad, as well as removing support to hate groups such as the LGB Alliance, whose official charity status is an insult to The Charity Commission.
  5. To recognise the systematic and institutionalised racism prevalent in the UK and stop denying the fact that the UK is failing to adequately tackle racism rather than boasting the opposite, with protections of minority ethnicities which is sorely lacking in practice.
  6. Listen to the LGBTQ+ community, and not rely on fringe organisations whose primary goal is the eradication of trans people and who seek to deny LGBTQ+ people rights that are fundamental to living freely in society.
  7. Address the significant barriers that LGBTQ+ people continue to face, address the power imbalance that LGBTQA+ people currently face in society, and shut down all those who foster hate and intolerance, ensuring that LGBTQ+ people feel safe in their everyday lives and are treated with respect and dignity.
  8. Ensure healthcare is accessible to all LGBTQ+ people without stigmatisation and medicalisation, by providing a balanced and fair health service that does not pathologise queer sexualities and identities.
  9. The UK to accept the harm it has caused to Intersex people and enact Intersex protections as per UN requests to “guarantee bodily integrity, autonomy and self-determination” to Intersex children, abolishing experimental medical procedures, forced intervention and surgeries on unconsenting minors, and ensuring that Intersex people are legally protected from discrimination and given the freedom to self identify with identification documentation to match.
  10. Cover LGBTQ+ communities, sexuality and identities in schools and education as part of the curriculum.
  11. Cover critical race theory in schools and education as part of the curriculum.
  12. To enact and protect the right to bodily autonomy for every person within the UK. This includes but is not limited to:

I sign this letter to offer my full support and solidarity in calling for the government to acknowledge their failings and put in place better practices to ensure the safety of marginalised communities in the UK.

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Felix F Fern (Trans Activism UK)

Shaira Bambi Choudhury (Trans Activism UK)

Laura Kate Dale (Trans Activism UK)

Amelia Adam Decruz (Trans Activism UK)

Niamh Simpson

Libby Baxter-Williams, Biscuit

Saba Ali

Mark Summers casting director

Eva Echo (Head of Communication & Engagement at Birmingham Pride, Crown Prosecution Service hate crime LSIP member)

Jack Lynch

Jamie Wareham, Founder and director, QueerAF

Barry Boffy, Inclusion & Diversity Thought Leader

Dr Natacha Kennedy

Sian Amekuedi

Adi Daly-Gourdialsing

Sacha Coward

Olly Pike

Dr Phoenix Andrews

Ejel Khan (Coordinator) Muslim LGBT Network

Chris Jae

N McAdam

Lo Shearing, Bi Survivors Network

Deenah al-Aqsa (Journalist/Programmes Officer for Hidayah LGBT)

Prof. Stephen Whittle, OBE, FAcSS

Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

Florence Schechter, Director and Founder of Vagina Museum

Damian Fisher

Nicola Rose - Stephs Place UK

Hafsa Qureshi

jane fae, Chair - Trans Media Watch

Mo N (IT Officer, Hidayah LGBT+)

Osman Mohammed (Outreach Officer, Hidayah LGBT)

Kay Challis

Hannah Quigley

Holly Warde

Finn White

Michael Beckwith

Joseph Adams B.Sc. (Hons) - Civil Servant and PCS Union Rep

Aiko

Jonathan Lambourn

James Hart

Michael Armstrong

Euan Dargie

Jamie S

Fran Geldard

Peter Shillito (Radio Presenter/Cat 107.9)

May Keable

Hannah Phillips

Katy Montgomerie

Jamie John King

Margaret J Evans

Nicola Buckland

Maximus Shenton

Anya Jayne Deedee Tremayne

Frankie Fermi

Sofia Marinos - UWE Bristol Student

Amara Drury

Pollyanna coupland

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Toni Harrison

Amber

Jack sergeant

Anna Wilson

Alex Hobday

Christopher Scown

Hana Mannakee

Cathy Harding

Judith Harmon

Daniel Gilfoyle

Rowan Harris

J.Glover

William Swatowski

Hayley Sherriff

Ross Clark

Danni Capelin

Elizabeth Smith

El Kevern

Rosie Chalk

Elliot Brunsdon (transyouth4transyouth)

Brandon Delaney

Rachel O'Connor

Johnny cooke

Charlie Beare

Jenna Powell

Judèé Époh-Éèduj Hopè

Emma Barratt

Micah Ellis

Willow Weston

Miss Tickle

Emma Williams

A.M

Alexis Bushnell

Lucy Lanois

Callum Singleton

Zoey Boon -Proud parent and ally

Lana Kirsten Smith

Steph May

Alexis Hall

JAZMIN FROST

James Campbell

Hannah Cochrane

Gabrielle Day

Tess Stenson

D.K

Sofia

Rais Harris

Daniel Mead

Harry pryde

Alana Mullen

Toni Jacobs (Derby Pride)

Alice Kay-Coles

Howie Burroughs

Alexia Pepper de Caires- owner Back To Books

Adam Pearson

Edward Claydon

Beth Gould (Trans & Non-Binary Physicists)

Gloria Preston

Ewan Lees

Helen Caney

Dr Charlotte Thorley

Taylor Ellwick

Niklaus Tambaoan (he/they ; bisexual transgender non-binary) , an upcoming college student

Leo Barker

Matilda Wilkinson

Helen June Crumpholt

Mika Rice Jones

UltraHylia

Nicholas Smith

Josh Bedwell

Emily Francis

Marcus Masterson

Emily Francis

Lauren Ackerley

Katie Waller

Emma Taylor

L Thynne - Teacher

Claude Weir

Kyle Prêle

David Devereux (Tin Can Audio)

Johanna Tooze

Bobbu Abadeer

Nigel The Ancient

Annie Howard

Lee Price

Beth Davies

Cherie Armstrong

Tom phillips

Sam Kevern

Freyja Domville

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Joseph Musgrave

Michelle Fallaize

Emma Vine

Stella Cottee

Dylan Hayden

Sarah Fey

Kat Cornelius-Frend

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Ash Entwisle

Abbi Dines

Tom Alyx Morton

Savan Gandecha

Pasha Blanda

Louis Cutler

Emmett Bullions

Esther "Ed" Murphy

Joe Mudd

Ashleigh Loeb

Asher Gibson

Danielle Judd

T Shillito

K Halsey

Matthew Jennifer Tinn

Rose Weeks

Toya Harvey

Jerry Stillman

Kat Orr (NHS, queer, angry)

Keeley Cavendish

Gavin Marshall

Diane Wailes

Raina Henlan, Freelance Writer

Lucy Thomas

Anita Datta

Sophie Le Blanc

Stephen Gibson

Claire Prosho, Founder, Claire's Trans Talks

Ryan P

Oli Kennedy

Taten B Janes

Jessica Darling

Alice Isley

Kallum Edwards

Delenn Drennan

Simon Hudspith

Emily S

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Mairi Campbell

Phoenix Luxx Lloyd

Michael Kynaston

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Gwyn Gliddon

Ethan Cooper-Alico Long

Esmé Beaumont

Jill Vranken

William Meachem

Nathan Adam

Rae Leigh

Yasmin Tranah-Wall

Phoenix David Leolin

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Daniel Gilson

Alice Callaghan

Zak Jane Keir

Robbie Jack

Emily Bullen

Hannah Mathews

Freya Milligan

Tristan Evans

Tristan Evans

Becky Saunders

Richard Paris

Rachel-lee Mackenzie She/They (LGBT+ Liberal Democrats)

Francis Collas

Cassie Saltmer

G Young

Nicki Barratt

Róisín Pitman - Security Services

Katnya Piper

Tim Bourne

Nicola Rose

Ross Crook

Hannah (Aitch) King

Emma Kellar

Terry Barnett

Jessica Bartholomew-Smythe

Anna Preston

T Mertin

Ollie Spillett

Alexis J.

Finn Boyd

Kimberley Ashley Kerr

Cathryn Gale

Kestral Gaian

Antony Lusmore

Manchester Pride Protest

Charlotte Winchcombe

Jessica Rose Samson

Sophia Swarbrick

Robyn Schreibke

Nora Dwelly

Rob Blake

Kris Vyas-Myall

Helen ODell

Emily Jones

T. Palmer

Shea Coffey Medway Pride Radio

Craig Anderson (HotScots Football Club)

Samantha P (ally to the trans community)

Alexis Chilvers (Epsom & Ewell CLP LGBT+ Officer)

Roz Kaveney. Writer

Erwin van der Stap

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Reuben Wells

Miranda Willan

E Ageeva, Software engineer

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Emma Siobhan James

R. Wells (boot maker)

Matthew Robert Livingstone

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Lizzie Hedges

Oskar Edwards

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Kallan Lewis

Bea Goble

Peter Fullagar

Bruno Girin

Rebecca Stenlake

Daniel Jones (Social Worker and Trainee Psychotherapist)

Jacob E

Florence Jarvis

Kevin Yates

Madelaine Taylor

Anya Jenkins

Ashleigh Blair McConville

Devon Sheppard

Dr. Samuel H B Roberts

Michael Lewis

James Cole

Theresa Dewa

Lily Ridgeway

Jay Banbrooke

Zachary McArthur

samantha gipson

Abi Rix

Kat Bloom

Peter Westwood

Katie Addington

S.  Joyce, Retired SO17/PADP/PSD/PCS HoC Rep

CA Jarvis

Sarah Murray

Mr James B Warner

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Rachael Constable

Dave Hodder

Jenny Gibson

Thomas Loughnane (Student - UCA)

Fox Vincent

Craig Jones

Amara Bagshaw

Anya King

A-A Summers

Hester Cullen

Tara South

Liam Lamb

Eidan Stewart

August Robertson

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Bee Godwin

Kara Bridgeman

F. McGarry

Bernice Elaine Roust

Violet Edgar

James Norrington

Dylan Sharkey

Sky J.

Natasha Graham

Lily singh

Genevieve Moore

Sadie Stern

Anthony Greenwood

Michael Wright

Lenore Graham

Julia Miele

Kiana Ives

Nikolai Alexandr Irwin

Mikaela Irish

Kelly Newman

Jemma Parker-Louth

Jamie.

Ellie Winslade

Frankie Martins

Lee Mawford

Ellen Mellor

Alex Costin

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Harry Wright

T Humberstone

Ben Webb

Nathan Costa

Sarah Jones

J McLachlan

John Humberstone

L B J Breslin (Trans ally)

Iain  Birrell-Tanner

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Luc Hudson

Martin Siggers

Josiah Bower

David Peisley

Megan Walker

Rieko Kaminari

Bee Bradley

Jolie Theall

Emma du Maurier

Dawn Chen-Yang Li Assoc CIPD

Sarah Jones

Danielle

Cassidy

Amy S

Melissa Langridge (NHS Worker)

A G Breese-Tovey

Adele Rogers

Lilly pecker

Fae Cain Fáelan

Ioannis Ntanos

Charles

Sophie Bradshaw

Sophie Parker

Raven D

L Spooner

Alexandra Harvey

Alfie Sterne

Rosie Bye

Fergus Brazier

Jess Hawkins

Sharon Shaw (she/her, neurodivergent queer parent)

Debbie Catherine Jones

Neil Huntingdon

Jaydie Holmes

Isabel Birds

Alexander Manson

David Allsopp

Dr Jack Lopez Medical and Social Anthropologist, University of Bradford UK

Chloe McCarthy

Anna Chivers

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Melissa Stoney

Eamon Hirano

Jessica Lauren

Alice Fawcett

N. Humberstone

Scott Sabourin

Clare Shep

 Claire green

Caz hatten

Anne Isabella Coombes

Tara M

Duck Todd

Steve Keith (Founder, The Queer Student Awards)

Joshua Smith

David Prince

David Hope

Lisa StJohn

Sophie Morgan Knapman

Alex Ziegler

Allison McKenzie

Hannah Moore

Simon Hodges

Felix Steel

Jemima Bates

Jacki Case

Gaibriéil Munn

Jasper

David Douglas James Chan

Julian Corlett UNISON

Phoebe Jordan

Jennifer Blundell

Jessica Aston

Cayden Beadle

Kathryn Bristow

Joy Cruickshank

Jamie Angus-Whiteoak  Professor Emeritus at The University of Salford

Jamie Coombes

Peter Fearn

Nic Turner

Rachel Reese

Richard Boulton

Faith Elisabeth Lilley

Katie Fenn

Daisy T - GenderPride.co

Katie Neeves (Founder of Cool2BTrans)

Martin Ellis

Alice Nuttall

Luke Williams

Edward Sweet

Michael Dyer-Evans

Avril Clark (Co-Founder TRUK)

Alex Morgan

Ben Wilson

Lucy Clark (Founder TRUK)

Stephanie G

Viridian

Adam Bell

Caelan Rooney

Rachel Sally Browne

Allie Howard Cooper (They/Them)

Mark Whiley

Willow Herring (Polarity works)

Mr Roy C Isserlis

Ria Patel

Carrie Marshall

Octavian St. John Starr

L Baker

Ashleigh Milton

Andrew Gray

jay hutchinson

Owen J Hurcum

Jordan Boulton

Martyn

Claire Baker Donnelly

Charlie Edge

Isla Dickinson

Ian Trudgett

Tara Cross

Marcus Connolly

D McCarthy

Tre Malone

Evie Lynne Patmore

Daniel Greywolf

Ian Harrison

Selina Mayer

Kay Crawford

S kumari

Matt Kemp

Catherine Huckle

Tess T

David Samantha Devlin

Helen Lawson

Alaena

KEVIN CATTELL

Ben Crossley

K. Sharpe

Alyn Page

Robert Sykes

Josie Armor

Susanna Fraser

N Marie Stevenson

Haitch Vallance Montero Mars Plane

Harry Haston-Dougan

Danielle Morgan

Laura Leigh LFB Retired

Madeline Bell

Abigail Bell

A. Smith

Patricia Brynolf

Nicola M

Flora Barratt

Hannah Costello

Raelo Morris

Danny

Jack Sullivan

Jake Thompson

Phoenix F.  O'Neill

Matthew Scott

Sean Levy

Emma J

Lucy Barnes (She/Her/Hers)

Elio Fantini- former BCYC LGBTQ rep

Jennifer Dean

Briar L

Jamie Thomas

Blake Clarke

H. E. Pickering

Atahualpa Castillo

Clive Greenhalgh

Andrea K Simpson

Jamie Bloomfield

Scarlett James

Sue in Brighton

Georgina Eliot

Philip Insull

Davie Raaphorst

Emily Wright

Chloe Michelle Turner

Dylan Jones

Sophie Cottle

Pax Butchart

Imogen Solly

Kelly Wright

Maggie Jones retd Specialist Nurse

Jasmine Thompson (Transgender)

Lila Bhattacherjee

Sophie Martins

Douglas Clements EngTech

Nicole

Marina Tapley

Sheena Ferguson

Sarah-Helen Snow

Rebecca Smithson

George Blake

George Boon

Mil Hodgson

Katie Lydon

Alessa Catterall (SNAP Leadership Panel)

Julia Valentine

Thea Hincks

Steven

Chris Riley

Nikki Lindsey

James Collins

Hywel Jeffcott

Evie Rose Ansell

Andrew Jackson

Connor Groves

Tess Wrigley

Cal Blagbrough

Andrew Simpson

Amy Fitzgerald

Theo Dixon

Billy Radbourne

Andromeda Kerova

Fern Bailey

Emma Crawshaw

Kira Herdman

Hywel ap Dafydd

Julie Montoya

Ginella Williams (Counsellor & Director TRUK Listens CIC)

Rebecca Alice Hills MChem

Christian van den Bosch

Lydz searle (Access 27 Ltd.)

David Lavelle-Hill

Hannah Carter [she/her] (Access 27 Ltd.)

Wayne owen

Shaun Handy

Ms R. Cronin

Dr LJ Potter (therapists against conversion therapy and transphobia)

Drayce Beckett

J. Woodworth

Tia Dodgson

Catherine Robson

Diana Croce

Andrew McGrae

Mel Harris

Thomas King

Hannah Rutherford

thora Weetman

Josephine Sirotkin

Anja Jurgenssen

Ryan

W Maxwell L Jeffery

Gareth Leitch

MR ANTHONY MARSHALL

Leeds Sisters Uncut

Jess king

Charlotte Dryhurst

Ember Haskings

Katy Garnham

Kai Wilks

Sian Saul

Clare Icknield

Paige Morison

Autie Camilleri

Caolan McGinley

Michael R. Hurlimann

Megan Whitlock

T Hurlock-Norton

Natasha Feinstein

William Smith, Therapist/Counsellor

Jaime Lidgard

Callum Rowland

Louise Pemberton

Bima Loxley

S Park

May Banks

Andrew Rivers

Callum Bagshaw

Kris Black LLB (Hons)

daisy horn

Lisa Price

Dawn Hindle

Laurie M. Atkinson Psychotherapist

Mark Mahon

Ezra John Woodger

Michelle-Louise Burrows

Alistair Paton

Billy Wassell

Dylan Lewis-Creser, Secretary of LGBTIQA+ Greens

Joseph W Mandry

Issy Parnell-Tomasetti

Sal Creber

Jett Nyx

Faith Stone

Rae French

Tim Hogan

Jamie Moss

Ian Roode-Orlin

Harper Dafforn

Rose Schmits

George Cheal (The Bonsai Treehouse)

Dylan Thomas

Faith Hughes

Elliot Parrott

Chris Thody, Gardener, Bradford

Katy Perkins

Vince Hayward

Luke Walker

Lena Collins

Luc Thomas

Paige Warden

Rohit Kumar

Liz White

Lesley Fannin

Carrey Hlustik

Sam Tate

Ciar Moore-Saxton

Beth Mary

Caterina Lai Cullinane

REMY W-S

Geoffrey Rae

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