Anwen Muston, LGBTLabour’s Trans Officer speaking on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013 said:
“Today we remember the many hundreds of trans people who have lost their lives due to prejudice and transphobia around the world.
We in the UK are often luckier than most and have greater protection under the law than many other countries, but still many trans people live in fear of being attacked and discriminated against simply for being who they are.
We have come a long way in a short time when it comes to LGBT rights in this country; but while LGB rights have progressed quickly, T rights have often lagged behind.
The Labour Party has always been the party of equality, and that is why LGBTLabour will continue to fight for the advance of trans rights and to educated people about trans issues.”