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Town Hall flies Transgender Flag

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Islington Council will again fly the Transgender flag above the Town Hall to mark International Transgender Day of Remembrance, on Friday 20th November.

International Transgender Day of Remembrance is held across the world every year on 20th November, to remember victims of transphobic violence and those that are killed around the world each year due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. 

Cllr Osh Gantly, who is currently one of the few openly trans elected politicians in the UK, said of the event: 

“I’m pleased that for the second year running, our council will be marking International Transgender Day of Remembrance by flying the transgender flag over Islington Town Hall.

“Transgender Day of Remembrance is an important global day that remembers victims of transphobic violence and brings attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community in the last year and the years before.

"I am very proud to be an Islington Labour Councillor that happens to identify as transgender and I am also proud of Richard Watts and Islington Council for their commitment to equality for all Islington residents.”

Cllr Watts added: 

“I’m pleased that we have again been able to mark this important day by flying the transgender flag above the town hall. 

"As a Labour council, we are committed to tackling hate crime, and today we proudly proclaim that includes our transgender and gender-diverse residents.”

Pictured: Labour councillors mark International Transgender Day of Remembrance 

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published this page in News 2015-11-20 13:29:00 +0000

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