The LGBT Labour group have been handing out what they call “myth busters” at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool.
The leaflets are their contribution to the heated debate surrounding the government plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act.
A consultation is underway until October 19th, on the idea that it should be easier and cheaper for trans people to change their legal gender.
“We know that there is a polarised debate around trans rights”, the leaflet says.
“However, we believe no minority group should have to debate their right to exist in a free and equal society”.
The leaflet goes on to examine several of the arguments being used by women’s groups who are trying to stop the changes to the GRA.
In support of trans people
The “myths” include “trans women are men who just want to invade women’s spaces”, and “trans people are mentally ill”.
Each “myth” is followed by a “buster”, counter arguments and facts which can be used to support trans people and the GRA reform.
It also publicises the recently lunched Trans Allies Network, set up by LGBT Labour to show support for the trans community.
At #Lab18 and want to learn more about the Gender Recognition Act?
Come along to our stand to chat to one of our committee members and pick up one of our handy myth busters 👇 pic.twitter.com/O7RKWX5xmH
— LGBT Labour (@LGBTLabour) September 25, 2018
The leaflet being handed out by LGBT Labour
Picture Credits: Leaflet, LGBT Labour from Twitter.