Trans Day of Visibility
First held in 2009, 31 March marks the annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. It is a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of the discrimination faced by the transgender community around the world.
Each year hundreds of transgender people are killed, with the likelihood that many more go unreported due to non reporting or misgendering of victims in countries which continue to discriminate against their LGB and Trans communities.
Supporting Trans Members
Our Union believes that all Trans members deserve to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace and in local communities and opposes all forms of transphobic hate or discrimination.
Last year PCS Annual Delegate Conference agreed support for the full implementation of the Westminster Woman and Equalities Committee “Transgender Report” which provided over 30 recommendations on improving Trans equality in the UK, including reforming of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and improving the Equality Act 2010 to include those identifying as non-binary for the first time.
Proud, PCS’ National LGBT Members group, also ensures our Union considers the views and concerns of our Trans members with an elected Trans Members rep as part of their National Committee.
Members are encouraged to show their solidarity as part of the Trans Day of Visibility using the “Say No to Transphobia” photo opp card below and sharing their images on social media using #PCSTDoV and tagging @pcs_union.
You can also join Proud today; membership is open to all PCS members whether you identify as LGBT or as an ally.