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York marks International Transgender Day of Visibility

Mansion House flying the Trans Pride flag
Mansion House flying the Trans Pride flag

Published Tuesday, 30 March 2021

To mark International Transgender Day of Visibility (31 March), City of York Council will be flying the Trans Pride flag from the Mansion House to celebrate York’s transgender community.

Last week councillors voted in favour of a motion to support transgender inclusivity in the city (Agenda item - Motions on Notice (york.gov.uk)).

Councillor Darryl Smalley, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities, said:

York has shown itself to be home to a range of amazingly supportive and diverse communities. We all deserve the right to feel safe and welcomed, especially in the place we call home.

“We stand in solidarity with the transgender community, we celebrate their valuable contribution to our society and we want to raise awareness of the discrimination they still face.”

The Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV), celebrates trans and non-binary people, and raises awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide. Founded in 2009, the day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives.