Transgender Day of Remembrance

Posted: 22/11/17

North East NHS staff are proud to support Transgender day of Remembrance.

On Monday 20 November, the Trans flag at St Nicholas Hospital, which is part of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), was lowered to half-mast to honour and remember the Trans and gender diverse people who have lost their lives in the last year.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day of reflection, it is important to acknowledge the lives of those lost as a result of hate, violence, bigotry and suicide simply for being who they are

Sophie RobinsonUnison NTW Health Branch LGBT and International Officer

Transgender people have an identity that incongruent from their sex assigned at birth. Unfortunately they face discrimination and prejudice similar to racism, sexism, homophobia and biphobia. It is important to try and raise awareness of transphobia and help change the negative attitudes, feelings and actions towards transgender people.

Sophie continues “Northumberland PRIDE have announced a Trans network with the aim of supporting Trans people in Northumberland. We will be engaging with local service providers such as NTW’s Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service with the aim of improving the experiences and wellbeing of all those who identify as Trans within our community.”