Brighton & Hove Council fly trans flag on Town Hall to show unity and support for trans people on Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) and to mark the cities TNB community remembrance events today.
The council have published a 2019 Statement of Unity and Support:
Statement of unity and support from the city’s Equality & Inclusion Partnership
“Brighton & Hove is recognised as a beacon for Trans and Non-Binary communities and a welcoming city where we are able to be true to ourselves, to live authentically and celebrate the strength that real diversity, respect and community support brings to us as a city.
As a mark of respect for this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance in the city, the Equality and Inclusion Partnership would like to express our condolences for all those lost to trans violence across the world.
To our trans and non-binary communities we, once again, stand firmly alongside you in marking Trans Day of Remembrance. You are our trans friends, family, colleagues, students, customers, employers, neighbours and children and we work hard to defend your right for full inclusion and trans equality.
We recognise the challenges and increasing hostility directed at trans and non-binary communities and how harmful narratives are attempting to change conversations, policy or the direction of full inclusion and fairness. We are staunch in our commitment to full equality and the pursuit of a fairer city for all. We are proud to celebrate our city’s diversity and offer support and solidarity.
Everyone deserves to be valued and treated with respect. That is not open to debate. Trans lives are not a debate.
In Brighton & Hove we are proud of our commitment for trans equality.
We welcome you to join us on this important day, to show your respect for those harmed and killed by violence and to work to ensure our communities, all our communities are supported and protected regardless of their identity.”
The statement is supported by members of the city’s Equality & Inclusion Partnership – EquIP:
- Brighton & Hove City Council
- Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
- East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
- Sussex Police
- University of Brighton
More information on the council website here