Brighton & Hove Council fly trans flag on Town Hall to show unity and support for trans people on Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20).
THE council published a Statement of Unity and Support:
“Brighton & Hove is recognised as a beacon for LGBTQ+ communities and a welcoming city where we are able to be true to ourselves, to live authentically and celebrate the strength that real diversity brings to us as a city.
“We stand firmly alongside our trans friends, family, colleagues, students, customers, to defend their right for full inclusion and trans equality.
“We recognise the challenges and increasing hostility directed at the trans and non-binary community. 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 to come out for trans equality.
“We welcome you to join us.”
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