Trans Engagement

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 28th May 2021.

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Which Trans groups are you actively working and engaging with?

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My Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group includes three members appointed on the basis of their expertise on issues relevant to LGBTQ+ Londoners, one of whom brings specific expertise on issues relevant to trans and non-binary Londoners.

Part of advisory group members’ role is to help us to engage with different stakeholder groups. One way in which we have done this was through the development and staging of an LGBTQ+ Women's Health Event at City Hall, in conjunction with Public Health England, as part of International Women's Week 2020.

Part of the event programme, chaired by Michelle Ross, Co-founder of cliniQ, focused specifically on the health determinants and barriers experienced by trans and non-binary Londoners attempting to access appropriate health care provision. The event was attended by trans and non-binary agencies including, All About Trans, TransBareAll, Mermaids, ClinicQ, as well as Spectra, the LGBT+ Consortium and Stonewall amongst others.

Queer Britain, a charity working to establish the UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum, represent the views of trans and non-binary Londoners views on London’s cultural offer as part of my Diversity in the Public Realm Partners Board.

Trans and non-binary stakeholders have also been engaged with throughout the pandemic as part of the London Community Response Survey and I have also funded and engaged with LGBT+ Consortium through my Civil Society Roots programme.