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Powerful Posters Seek Fight Transphobia In Wales

Powerful Posters Seek To Fight Transphobia In Wales

Powerful Posters Seek To Fight Transphobia In Wales

The aim is to give a personal face to trans people in the UK

With all the incredible work coming out of Ireland in anticipation for its May 22 referendum on marriage equality, the Emerald Isle has been dominating LGBT media. But a recent campaign in Wales (one of the four nations that makes up the United Kingdom) stands out for its simplicity and power. Wipe Out Transphobia has released a series of bilingual posters in an effort to combat bigotry across the region, both in areas with majority English and Welsh speakers.

Emma Bailey, the organization’s founder, says that the primary aim is to encourage people to report hate crimes against trans people. Act of violence and discrimination against trans people are often unreported. She went on to say: “The posters are aimed at demonstrating that individuals with the same passions, hobbies, hopes and dreams as everyone else, do not deserve to be the recipients of hate crime just for being trans.”

Currently, Wales does not have a Gender Identity Clinic, which means that trans people have to travel to England for treatment. Earlier this week, the Welsh Assembly voted to begin working towards remedying this oversight.

(H/T Pink News)

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