Conversations around the LGBTQ community are no longer taboo. In fact, it is only through conversations that awareness about such marginalised people will increase. Recently, Dazed, a London-based magazine that focuses on radical fashion and youth culture, and activist group Illuminator came together to project a message ‘Trans women are women’ at the Ministry of Justice in London.
Their action followed a controversy at the pride parade in London on July 7. A group of radical feminists cut through the crowd and began leading the march. The pride organisers allowed the group to lead the Pride parade across much of its route bearing the sign “Transactivism erases lesbians”. However, the organisers soon issued an apology for the incident.
“In 2017, one in five LGBTQ people experienced a hate crime, and even at Pride trans people were attacked. We stand with trans people, and the government needs to do more to protect the rights of LGBTQ people,” wrote Dazed, Pink News reported.
“Will you stand with us?”
Apart from Trans Women are women, it also projected that Trans men are also men.
“For a new project, #AddressTheNation, we took issues that matter most to our readers and projected them into the skyline of London — specifically, onto the Houses of Parliament, the Ministry of Justice, The Royal Courts of Justice, and Nelson’s Column.
In 2017, one in five LGBTQ people experienced a hate crime, and even at a Pride, trans people were attacked. We stand with trans people, and the government needs to do more to protect the rights of LGBTQ people
“Across nine projections, we addressed everything from Theresa May’s crumbling Brexit plans to street-level abuse of trans people at London Pride,” said Dazed.
After the Pride, the organisers issued an apology towards the groups that violated the norms of the march and tried to bully another group of people.
“Their behaviour was shocking and disgusting, and we condemn it completely.
“The lesbian board members at Pride in London made their anger towards the unsanctioned group clear and we condemn it. The protest group showed a level of bigotry, ignorance and hate that is unacceptable. We reject what this group stands for. They do not share our values, which are about inclusion and respect. We also show support for the most marginalised parts of our community,” said the apology.
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