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Transgender Day of Remembrance - 20 Nov 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance - 20 Nov 2016

Sunday 20 November is Transgender day of Remembrance and the Equality Commission has been taking part in a week of events to mark the occasion.

The Commission’s Deputy Chief Commissioner Lesley Carroll is speaking at a service being held at All Souls Church in Elmwood Avenue on Sunday 20 November.  Commissioner Geraldine McGahey chaired an event on Thursday 17 November with employers and service providers about issues faced by members of our community who are transgender.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is marked internationally and remembers all those who have faced violence and persecution because of their gender identity. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about issues faced by Trans people and to highlight some positive steps that all organisations can take to improve their service or their place of employment for Trans people.

The Commission works to support the transgendered community as they strive to achieve equality, respect and dignity and also provides advice and guidance to inform people of the protections the law provides and to promote tolerance and understanding for all citizens in Northern Ireland.

The picture shows, from left, Adele Davidson, NIFRS, Fiona McDowell, Northern Regional College, Equality Commissioner Geraldine McGahey and Karen McDowell, NIFRS at the Belfast event on 17 November.


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