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Gordon Brown and equalities minister Maria Eagle mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

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  1. Brian Burton 20 Nov 2009, 7:54pm

    No one is going to be able to say Gorden Brown is being insincere on this one boys ‘n girls.

  2. I believe Gordon Brown is the the first prime minister to publicly support a trans cause in such a way.

    Well done Mr Brown my estimation of you has increased.

  3. Lady Tanya 21 Nov 2009, 2:19am

    well what can we say to this But bloody well done on you Gordon
    thank you for your support for the Trans Community, time has come when we get full Recognition now of who we are, we are on longer seen as the laughing stock of the world (apart from them two in the averts for paper towels)we have proved it time and time again what we people we do have feelings just like every one else in this world i mite even vote again now
    thank you Mr Gordon Brown

  4. This is a very welcome statement of support from Gordon Brown and Maria Eagle. Very welcome indeed – especially the commitment to tackling violence, harassment and discrimination against trans people through the hate crime initiative and the Equalities Bill. Unfortunately, the draft Equalities Bill specifically does NOT include protection against harassment, despite trans groups asking for it. Similarly, the Bill outlaws discrimination but then, through several ‘exceptions’, gives exemption to that law to all of the groups most likely in reality to discriminate against trans people. I wonder whether the PM would be willing to take a personal look at the Bill and amend it so that it does deliver what he rightly says.

    Yesterday was the international Trans Day of Remembrance and today we are gathering in London. Allies are welcome.

  5. Damn. He has gone and done something right! Well done Gordon Brown (something I never thought I would say)

  6. vulpus_rex 21 Nov 2009, 8:36pm

    Gordon Brown is a clapped out, economy destroying t*rd.

    His commitment to trans/lgb issues is about as sincere as his commitment to a referendum in the EU constitution – he is poisonous, two faced and toxic, and can shove his statement up his backside.

  7. Brian Burton 22 Nov 2009, 12:42pm

    Vulpus Rex,
    You and your constant, boring prattle about your unsavoury ‘Con’servatives. Only six points ahead of Gorden…Where to now Vulpus? You will drop like a stone!

  8. Simon Murphy 23 Nov 2009, 1:33pm

    Vulpus_rex: “His commitment to trans/lgb issues is about as sincere as his commitment to a referendum in the EU constitution – he is poisonous, two faced and toxic, and can shove his statement up his backside. ”

    It was actually David Cameron who promised a vote on the EU constitution not Gordon Brown.

    Do you hate Old Bullingdon Club Member ‘Dave’ Cameron for betraying you Vulpus?

    What an insincere, posh turd ‘Dave’ Cameron is.

  9. Yes, well, Gordon Brown may be many things but at least he made some sort of statement. I’m still waiting to hear Cameron’s statement about these issues.

  10. Rubbish – Liebour promised a referendum on the EU constitution in the 2005 election and then weasled out when it was re-named a “treaty”.

    Although Bullingdon Dave isn’t perfect he is nowhere near as malevolent, dishonest and incompetent as Brown.

  11. Regardless of feelings about Brown’s policies, it’s really important that a current PM has actually made a public statement in support of trans people. I can’t imagine it having happened at any time before (which is just appalling, isn’t it?). It seems to me to signify a point at which trans people are finally being accepted as Real. It’s shameful that it’s taken this long, but I’m so glad it’s finally happened. I hope it’s a marker of a cultural sea-change.

  12. “It seems to me to signify a point at which trans people are finally being accepted as Real.”

    I wonder why the government seem so eager to remove our rights in the new inEquality Bill then? Seems to me like he is trying to placate us before he stabs us in the back.

    How nice of him to agree that we don’t deserve being attacked in the street. Would be nice though if they would help us be able to access employment and services without discrimination, rather than add exceptions into legislation that explicitly permit such things to occur.

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