TWO councillors are on a mission to make the city council 'trans inclusive'.

Green Party councillors Lucy Pegg and Chris Jarvis have put forward a motion to Oxford City Council which will be debated on Monday.

The motion recommends a number of steps including training councillors and council staff on the difficulties transgender and non-binary people face, flying the trans pride flag outside of the council buildings on Transgender Day of Visibility and Transgender Day of Remembrance and providing gender-neutral toilets in council buildings.

The motion also calls for the council to work closely with other organisations to eliminate anti-trans discrimination in healthcare and housing services.

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Mx Jarvis, who uses a gender neutral pronoun, welcomed the motion.

They said: “In recent months we’ve seen the growth of a manufactured moral panic about trans and non-binary people in the UK. From media hysteria to attacks on LGBTIQA+ organisations like Stonewall, the conversation around trans rights has plummeted to new lows.

“This motion is an important opportunity for Oxford City Council to say loud and clear that trans rights are human rights, and that our city won’t stand for discrimination against the LGBTIQA+ community.

“As a non-binary councillor, I’m incredibly proud to be seconding this motion to ensure that our City Council takes the necessary steps to become inclusive of trans and non-binary people.”


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