Wipe Out Transphobia
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
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: www.reporthate.victimsupport.org.uk