In honour of Pride in London, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written an exclusive opinion piece for PinkNews in which he denounced anti-transgender sentiment, including in the media.
Corbyn wrote: “We’ve also got to reject the divisions that some are trying to sow between trans people and others in the LGBT+ community. In the past month, it has been reported that hate crimes against trans people are up 81%. This has been made worse by the Government’s delay in reforming the Gender Recognition Act, but it’s what happens when there is a concerted campaign by some in the media. That horrible anti-trans campaign mirrors attacks against gay men and lesbians in the 1980s. We must stand in solidarity with the trans community so they can live their lives with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
Read the full story here.