I was deeply disappointed to see the recent National Union of Students transgender conference (March 7) vote to try to block police from attending Pride events. The motion ‘No Pride in the Police’ expressed the view that the police were racist, classist and transphobic and said that “many trans people have faced mistreatment and violence at the hands of the police.”
Hove based tranformational speaker Sophie Cook has been appointed the first trans patron at the sports campaign group, Just A Ball Game? (JBG?). JBG? campaigns to encourage and promote football, sport and healthy leisure activities among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people (LGBT) regardless of race, religion, sex, age, physical ability, or disability and Sophie joins other Patrons including footballer Anton Hysen, captain of the GB Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team, Claire Harvey, sports administrator, politician and equality campaigner Edward Lord OBE and Angela Eagle MP.