University of Kent shows support for trans communities

The University of Kent is one of many organisations who are standing up for trans equality. Yesterday, in solidarity with Stonewall, 136 major UK companies came together in a show of support for trans communities.

This campaign has been created in response to the Government’s legislative action that will  negatively impact the lives, safety and careers of trans individuals. A few months ago, the government scrapped long-overdue plans to allow trans people to self-ID.

Stonewall is Britain’s leading lesbian, gay bi and trans equality charity. The University has added its name to a public statement to say trans rights are human rights, and highlight our support for trans colleagues, employees and customers.

As part of the campaign, many of these organisations have also written to the Prime Minister directly to call on the UK Government to honour its commitment to protect trans people’s rights and reform the Gender Recognition Act.