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Comments and Background on the Award of an OBE to Helen Belcher, Chair of TransActual UK

Reacting to the news today that she has received an OBE in the 2023 New Year’s Honours, Helen Belcher, Chair of TransActual UK, said:“I was very surprised to hear that […]

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How can you support trans people in Kenya?

Harassment on the street, discrimination that prevents you from getting a job, and a transphobic landlord. All things that could easily affect a UK based trans person. For those of us with secure housing, we do at least have a place of safety to retreat to. Those of experiencing housing discrimination can, in theory, seek support to challenge the discrimination that the Equality Act protects us from.

In Kenya there isn’t a law to protect trans people from discrimination, in fact trans people are impacted by the homophobic, biphobic and transphobic laws that were originally imposed under colonial rule.

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