Help promote Trans awareness – observe the Trans Day of Remembrance
TDoR is one of the annual key dates in the LGBT calendar which looks to raise the visibility of Trans people and the issues they face so that we can all address them. The day is also an opportunity to reflect and remember the victims of the transphobic hate and violence that continues around the world today.
In the workplace
In the workplace nearly 50% of Trans people are not living permanently in their preferred gender role because they fear it might threaten their employment status. On top of that, a quarter of Trans people will feel obliged to change job as a result of the harassment and bullying that they experience due to transphobia in their workplace.
These attitudes continue to remain an issue in many workplaces across the UK today, even within employers where we as a Union organise, and many where the public might think them to be a flagship or exemplar employer for LGBT issues.
Supporting Trans members
PCS, as a Union, believes that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their gender and/or gender identity. We encourage all PCS members to stand with our Trans members, and the wider community, in speaking out against and challenging transphobic hate as an injury to one is an injury to all.
- Many towns and cities across the UK host an event as part of the Trans Day of Remembrance.
- We encourage members to go along and support their local TDoR event (where applicable) to show their solidarity with our Trans members and the wider Trans community.
- Members can also support TDoR via social media using the Photo Opp card.
- Send details / photos from your event to Equality: email@example.com
- Circulate leaflets and poster in your branch
Members can also join PCS Proud. PCS Proud is the national equality network for LGBT members in PCS.
Membership is open to all PCS members and associate members, whether you identify as LGBT or an ally of the LGBT community.