Alistair Carmichael – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Women and Equalities

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Alistair Carmichael on 2015-11-23.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she took steps to mark Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Remembrance Day.

Caroline Dinenage

M​any transgender people face discrimination in the workplace, as well as in their day-to-day lives. That is why I will publish guidance for employers and service providers on 26 November 2015, to improve knowledge and understanding.

I want to continue to raise awareness of the issues and discrimination facing many transgender and non-binary people.

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20 November 2015, my department became the first to fly the transgender flag, remembering all those who have lost their lives and faced discrimination.