A protest has been arranged for this coming Sunday at 1pm outside Downing Street in London.
This comes after ITV New’s Paul Brand reported that the upcoming conversion therapy ban will no longer include protections for trans people.
The protest is primarily being organised by ‘Ban Conversion Therapy‘ with support from other prominent groups and individuals in the wider LGBT+ community.
Those who plan to attend are advised to bring banners and placards that include the phrase “No Ban Without Trans”.
Government ministers have appeared to be split on the issue, as has the wider Conservative members of parliament Conservative. Public pressure has been increasing, but this protest has potential to be the biggest public demonstration for trans people in recent memory (that isn’t a Trans Pride event) due to the widespread backlash from the wider LGBT community.
Human Rights organisation Liberty has released guidance ahead of this weekend that includes advice on how to stay safe whilst protesting.
I will be there reporting on the protest as it happens.
Would be amazing to see you there, whoever is reading this.