North Lincolnshire Equality Network Summit


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North Lincolnshire Equality Network Summit

  1. 1. Got Summit to Say? North Lincolnshire Equality Network Diversity, Gender and Gender Identity Rikki Arundel
  2. 2. TransPhobia <ul><li>Kellie Telsford – November 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Waddle – September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Destiny Lauren – November 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Trans Memorial Day – November 20th </li></ul><ul><li>Boy 12 has Sex Swap </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Swap boy age 9, is a girl </li></ul><ul><li>Age 8 and Wanting a Sex Change </li></ul><ul><li>Anti Bullying Week </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some Statistics <ul><li>60% of trans people face hate crime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey of UK Trans People </li></ul></ul><ul><li>35% of trans people attempt suicide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equalities Review 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>42% of trans people too afraid to transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engendered Penalties 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>64% of trans men, 44% trans women bullied </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engendered Penalties 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One trans person in US murdered every month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington trans needs assessment 2001 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Human Rights Act 1998 <ul><li>Fairness </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Dignity </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul> Treat everyone with dignity and respect
  5. 9. Gender Equality Duty <ul><li>Equality Act 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Amendment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Sector Duty – Due Regard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote equality of opportunity between men and women </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Includes Gender Reassignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planning to undergo, is undergoing, or has undergone gender reassignment. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment and training – but not equality of opportunity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sex Discrimination (Amendment of Legislation) Regulations 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EU Gender Directive - provision of goods and services </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 10. Examples of Discrimination <ul><li>Refusing to associate with or ignoring someone because they are transsexual </li></ul><ul><li>Refusing to address the person in their acquired gender or to use their new name </li></ul><ul><li>Probing into the person's private life and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Spreading malicious gossip about that person </li></ul><ul><li>Failing to keep confidential information about that person's transsexual status </li></ul><ul><li>Indefinite refusal to allow use of sanitary facilities appropriate to their gender after a reasonable transition period </li></ul><ul><li>Treating that person less favourably than others in regard to sickness or other absences </li></ul>
  7. 11. Sex and Gender
  8. 12. Sex and Gender Her/She Him/He
  9. 13. Gender Gender Role Gender Identity Gender Expression Sexual Orientation
  10. 14. Early Homosexuality Law <ul><li>Buggery Act 1533 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thomas Cromwell (Henry V111) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repealed in 1553 (Queen Mary) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-enacted 1563 (Elizabeth 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offences against the Person Act 1828 </li></ul><ul><li>Offences against the Person Act 1861 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ceased to be a Capital Offence (1836 Last Hanging) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sexual Offences Act 1967 </li></ul>
  11. 15. The 3 rd Earl of Southampton <ul><li>1573 - 1627 </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Wriothesley </li></ul><ul><li>Patron to William Shakespeare. </li></ul> Sonnet XX – William Shakespeare A woman's face with natures own hand painted Hast though the master-mistress of my passion; A woman's gentle heart, but not aquainted With shifting change, as is false woman's fashion; An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth A man in hue all hues in his controlling Which steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth. And for a woman wert though first created; Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting, And by addition me of thee defeated, While adding one thing to my purpose nothing. But since she pick'd thee out for women's pleasure, Mine be thy love and thy love's use their treasure
  12. 16. Labels, Labels, Labels <ul><li>Transgender </li></ul><ul><li>Transsexual </li></ul><ul><li>Transvestite </li></ul><ul><li>Crossdresser </li></ul><ul><li>Tranny/Trannie </li></ul><ul><li>Intersex </li></ul><ul><li>BiGendered </li></ul><ul><li>Drag Queen </li></ul><ul><li>Drag King </li></ul><ul><li>Female Impersonator </li></ul><ul><li>She Male </li></ul><ul><li>Kathoey </li></ul><ul><li>LadyBoy </li></ul><ul><li>Travestie </li></ul><ul><li>Hijra </li></ul><ul><li>Berdache </li></ul><ul><li>Gay </li></ul>
  13. 17. Magnus Hirschfeld <ul><li>1868- 1935 </li></ul><ul><li>German Sexologist </li></ul><ul><li>Gay Rights Activist </li></ul><ul><li>Transvestitism 1910 and Transsexualism 1923 </li></ul><ul><li>Lili Elbe </li></ul>
  14. 18. Harry Benjamin <ul><li>1885-1986 </li></ul><ul><li>German - emigrated to USA 1913 </li></ul><ul><li>Met and influenced by Hirschfeld </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association </li></ul><ul><li>Standards of Care </li></ul><ul><li>Friend of Christine Jorgensen </li></ul>
  15. 19. Virginia Prince <ul><li>1912 – 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>1960 – Transvestia </li></ul><ul><li>1961 - Phi Pi Epsilon – Sorority </li></ul><ul><li>Heterosexual Cross-dressers </li></ul><ul><li>Transgender </li></ul><ul><li>UK Beaumont Society. </li></ul>
  16. 20. Trans Trans Woman Trans Man Trans Community
  17. 21. April Ashley <ul><li>1935 – </li></ul><ul><li>Model/Showgirl </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery Casablanca 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>Married Lord Arthur Corbett 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>Annulled 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Corbett v Corbett Judgement </li></ul>
  18. 22. Stephen Whittle <ul><li>1955 – </li></ul><ul><li>Press For Change </li></ul><ul><li>Legal struggle to be Father </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Recognition Act 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>First legal marriage for transsexual in UK </li></ul><ul><li>OBE </li></ul>
  19. 23. Questions and Answers
  20. 24. Equalities and Human Rights Commission <ul><li>Equality Bill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidating 40 Years of Legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Sector Duty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Protected Grounds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual Orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender Reassignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marriage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Status </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul>
  21. 25. Trans Awareness Workshop <ul><li>Initially EHRC - Funded </li></ul><ul><li>9.30 am to 3.00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>£50 per delegate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch and refreshments included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£25 for Third sector employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited Concession places - Donation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hull, Grimsby, Beverley </li></ul><ul><li>Doncaster, Leeds, York </li></ul><ul><li>London From September </li></ul>