Today is a very special day as it is the launch day for a mass show of support for trans people from the corporate sector.
Aviva, BP, CITI, Disney, Expedia, Microsoft and Sky join 96 other UK employers who have added their names to a public statement to say trans rights are human rights, and highlight their support for trans colleagues, employees and customers. Each of the participating companies will also be posting messages of solidarity with trans people across their social media platforms throughout the day.
The collective of businesses from a wide range of sectors represent a growing group of leading employers who are speaking up for trans equality in the UK.
Many of these organisations (70) have also written to the Prime Minister directly to call on the Government to honour its commitment to protect trans people’s rights and reform the Gender Recognition Act.
Nancy Kelley, Chief Executive, Stonewall said: ‘We’re proud of all the business leaders who today are ‘coming out’ for trans equality. All these companies are sending a powerful message to trans communities that leading businesses have their backs. Across the UK, corporate leaders are speaking up because they care about protecting and supporting their trans colleagues, customers, friends and family.
‘At a time when trans rights feel increasingly under threat, the diversity of all these businesses taking part today shows there is a wealth of support for trans people at the most senior levels of British industrial and cultural life. But we can’t be complacent. If we want to live in a world where every trans person can be themselves, each of us must use our voice to challenge transphobia and take action to create more inclusive communities.’
Here is a full list of companies that have signed on:
AB InBev, Achieve Together/Regard, Admiral Group, Alfa Financial Software, All Out, Ambient, AMC Networks, Audeliss, Automattic, Aviva, Baker Mckenzie LLP, Beyond, BP, British Army, Brunswick Group LLP, Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland, Cambridge University Press, Camden Town Brewery, Campaign Collective, Career Wales, CC Group, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service, Childrensalon, CITI, City University of London, Clifford Chance LLP, Cloudflare, Cool2BTrans, Creative Assembly, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, d&i Leaders, De Montfort University, Dentsu Aegis Network, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, Discovery, Disney, Diva Media, DWF, Endemol Shine, EPAM, Events Together, Experian, Film and TV Charity, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Gay Star news, GBG Plc, GeeYou, GoDaddy, Google, Gower College Swansea, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (Combined Authority), Hearst, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HR4UK, IHS Markit, Imperial College London, Intertech, INvolve, Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, Jardine Motors Group, Johnson Matthey, Keele University, Kingsley Napely LLP, LCP LLP, Leicestershire County Council, Leigh Day, Linklaters LLP, London Fire Brigade, London Metropolitan University, Mace, Manchester International Festival, Marie Curie, Martin Neeves Photography & Film, Mazars LLP, Mermaids, Microsoft UK, Middlesex University London, Middlesex University SU, MRSPride, MTR Elizabeth Line, myGwork, NBCUniversal, NCC Group, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, O2 (Telefonica UK), Osborne Clarke, Pearson, Proud Beer, Proud Science Alliance, Purpose Union, PWC, Rosewood Kitchens, Royal Navy, RSM UK, Save the Children UK, SEGA Europe, Shelter, Sketchbook Games, Smiley Movement, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Spirit Energy, Splash Damage, Sports Interactive, Sports Media LGBT, SSE/OVO, Stanley Black & Decker, Stewarts Law, Stockport Homes, Teach First, Teamspirit, The Financial Times, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Sarah O’Connell Show, The Searchologist, Tideway, Transknowledge, Tropic Skincare, UKIE, Unilever, University of Brighton, University of Exeter, University of Greenwich, University of Kent, University of Manchester, University of Plymouth, University of Salford, University of Sussex, ustwo games, ViacomCBS, Warner Bros, Weightmans, Welsh Government, Zurich Insurance
Organisations are signing on all the time, so to see the full list, please go to www.transrightsarehumanrights.co.uk .
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