Stonewall is a charity that campaigns for rights for gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. It announced yesterday that it will now extend its remit to cover trans people.
The historic move follows extensive consultation with over 700 trans people and will see the charity use its platform and experience to help create real change for them.
Stonewall will expand its current campaigns and programmes to include and involve trans people and also develop new work on issues that specifically affect them. Over the next 18 months, the charity will take steps to make sure that trans expertise is reflected in its board of trustees as well as recruiting experts to work with Stonewall staff. Stonewall will also work in partnership with trans organisations to avoid replicating work and focus on new projects so that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people can be themselves.
After apologising for previous mistakes, Stonewall started the consultation with trans people by looking at the most effective ways of working in the future.
The full press release can be read here.