Christine Burns MBE has campaigned for transgender people's civil rights for a quarter of a century and has been involved with the trans community for more than 40 years. As part of The Women's Hall exhibition programme we are delighted to welcome Christine to discuss the history of the generations-long struggle for trans rights in the UK. She will also be signing copies of her new book on the subject, Trans Britain.
About Christine Burns:
Christine was a leading figure in the pioneering trans rights organisation Press for Change, working on new employment legislation and the Gender Recognition Act. She has worked as an equalities consultant, helped to put together new employment legislation and the Gender Recognition Act, and wrote the first ever official guidance about trans people (as both staff and patients) for the Department of Health.
About Trans Britain:
This is a book that covers everything you ever wanted to know about trans people but never knew how to politely ask. The book's contributors include the transgender founders of early support and activist groups in the UK. Also in the mix are an actress, a priest, parents, teachers, academics, lobbyists, journalists, filmmakers, broadcasters, PLUS long time allies from politics, unions and medicine.
Photo credit: Kieron Chrisham, Pholux Foto.
Cost: Free of Charge
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-10-18 18:15 2018-10-18 18:15 Europe/London Talk: Christine Burns on the historic struggle for transgender rights Christine was a leading figure in the pioneering trans rights organisation Press for Change, working on new employment legislation and the Gender Recognition Act. She will be selling and signing copies of her new book Trans Britain after the talk. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/10/18/talk-christine-burns-on-the-historic-struggle-for-transgender-rights-183013 Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives,277 Bancroft Road,,London
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