Government Equality Office to consult trans youth: Thursday 28 July

Boosting the signal on this one. It’d be great to see a load of outspoken young trans people at this event – if you don’t represent an organisation, it’s probably worth giving it a shot anyway!

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Government Equalities Office would like to invite you to a trans youth workshop we are holding on Thursday 28 July at the Home Office, 17.30-19.30.

The Government published Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward on 14 March 2011.  This document included a commitment to publish the first ever Government transgender equality action plan by the end of 2011. The action plan will outline commitments that the Government will deliver within specific timescales, to improve equality for trans people, including young trans people.

To shape the development of this action plan we will continue to talk to the widest range of people, including groups or individuals we have not spoken to substantially in the past.  This includes young trans people.  The workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for trans people aged 14-30 to tell us directly what has gone well, what are the specific challenges they face and how we may be able to address them, whether it’s at college, university or when starting a career.

The meeting will be held at the Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.  A map can be found here.  A detailed agenda will be sent closer to the workshop.

Reasonable travel costs (standard rail fares) will be reimbursed. This is train fare only – other expenses or non-standard rail fare must be agreed in advance.

Can you please confirm to me by Friday 15 July whether you or, if applicable, another representative of your organisation will be able to attend? Please note places are limited so we are accepting responses on a first come, first serve basis.  Because of security reasons, you will not be able to attend unless you have confirmed attendance with us first.  

Please note that the usual procedure to enter Home Office buildings is to bring photo ID.  If you have photo ID we would be grateful if you could bring it with you.  However if you are unable to produce photo ID please let us know in advance and we will make sure you can enter the building.  Please let us know if you have any disability needs.

I look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Regards

Anne-Yael Halevi

Government Equalities Office

Anne-Yael.Halevi@geo.gsi.gov.uk

Want to get involved?  Please check our second transgender e-bulletin here.

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