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Powerful poster campaign aims to challenge transphobia in Wales

Joe Williams April 29, 2015
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A group has launched a range of bilingual posters in Wales featuring a number of transgender people

Activism project Wipe Out Transphobia, which aims to challenge the prejudice that trans people face across the UK, recently launched a number posters featuring trans people.

The ‘Hate Crime’ posters list the passions and interests of those featured – in both the English and Welsh language – in a bid to encourage acceptance of trans people and tackle transphobia in Wales.

Wipe Out’s founder Emma Bailey said that the charity launched the posters due to draw attention to the under reporting of hate crime in both Wales and the rest of the UK.

She said: “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.

“The posters then encourage the reporting of Hate Crime to try and tackle the under reporting issue we have here in Wales and across the UK.”

The posters have been endorsed by a number of local groups, including Unity Group Wales, Unity Bangor LGBTQ+ Society, The Ynys Mon Citizens Advice Bureau, North Wales Police, Gwent Police, Dyfed-Powys Police and South Wales Police.

To find out more about this campaign and Wipe Out Transphobia, you can visit the group’s website here.

Earlier this week, The Welsh Assembly voted to explore the possibility of opening the first gender identity clinic in Wales.

Wales is currently the only one of the four countries in the United Kingdom that does not have a GIC, meaning trans people have to travel to England for treatment.

Related topics: acceptance, bilingual, Hate crime, transphobia, Wales, Wales

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