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Wipe Out Transphobia

Published: 18/11/2016

A flag has been raised outside County Hall today (18 November) representing the Transgender Day of Remembrance in memory of all Trans people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. The Transgender Day of Remembrance, held annually on 20 November, was started in 1999, when it became clear that Trans people were being murdered in particularly large numbers. Flintshire County Council is participating in this day to demonstrate our commitment to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination and hate crime. Despite equality legislation designed to protect Trans people, transphobia is still a major problem in society. Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for Corporate Management, Councillor Billy Mullin, said: “Trans people are still very much misunderstood so while the flag is one way of remembering those who have died, it is also an opportunity to increase awareness and remind people of the discrimination, prejudice and danger that Trans people face very day. It is also a timely reminder of the discrimination, harassment and hate crime experienced by other groups in society, for example, disabled people and people who are lesbian, gay and bisexual.” To report a Hate Crime telephone North Wales Police on 101 (999 if it is an emergency) or the Victim Support Free 24/7 helpline on 0300 30 31 982 or report online at: