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Looking for offence

I've just had someone ask me if I look for reasons to be offended.
Well, I guess, as an LGBT and equality activist, maybe I do, but I don't have to look very far to see examples of discrimination against my community.

"I cannot accept this amendment"

So, yesterday saw the report stage of the Same Sex Marriage bil.

As the original bill had many issues for trans people, there were some amendments proposed to try and rectify these and make the bill a lot fairer in general, with an amazing speech from Julian Huppert.

Equal marriage

Well, today after some debate, the Equal marriage bill passed the 2nd reading in the House of Commons. While there is still a long way to go, this is a huge first step, especially as it passed with a 225 vote majority.

This bill also has various issues with regards to trans rights. I won't go into details here but Sarah Brown has a detailed post on the subject.

International Transgender day of Remembrance 2012

I'm one of the lucky ones.
In the last year, no less than 265 people have been murdered for being different, for being themselves, for being just like me.
That's one person every weekday.
This is a very real threat that every trans person is facing and it's not yet getting any better.

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