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Why Pressing Mattered      Christine Burns MBE    Monday 27th February 2011
Happy Birthday PFC !
About Press for Change•   Formed in 1992•   “To campaign to achieve equality and    human rights for all trans people in t...
Trans rights in the UK in    the early 1990’s•   Unchanged since 1970•   Defined by outcome of Corbett v    Corbett case (...
Trans Rights in 1992•   Change name                YES•   Change documents           YES•   Change birth certificate   NO•...
Mark Rees
Stephen Whittle
AlexWhinnom
Sarah and Myka
The Early Years•   1992 – PFC formed in Grandma Lee’s Tea Shoppe•   1993 – Drafting of the objectives, rules for    campai...
We Gain Supporters
We Are Seen
We Rewrite The Rules
We Network with Allies
We Win Ground•   1997 – Promises and invites from Labour•   1998 – Legislative Consultation / Corrie•   1999 – Employment ...
We Learn Lobbying
Adjusting to the Post-GRA World
We Move On•   2005 – Implementation of the GRA /    Launch of LGBT History Month•   2006 – Medicine and Media / SOGIAG•   ...
Trans Rights in 1992•   Change name                YES•   Change documents           YES•   Change birth certificate   NO•...
Trans Rights in 2012•   Change name                YES•   Change documents           YES•   Change birth certificate   YES...
A New Generation
The End of the Beginning
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    1. 1. Why Pressing Mattered Christine Burns MBE Monday 27th February 2011
    2. 2. Happy Birthday PFC !
    3. 3. About Press for Change• Formed in 1992• “To campaign to achieve equality and human rights for all trans people in the UK through legislation and social change”• 7 Vice Presidents• Non-hierarchic, facilitative, approach• No office, no secretariat. A bedroom- based campaign
    4. 4. Trans rights in the UK in the early 1990’s• Unchanged since 1970• Defined by outcome of Corbett v Corbett case (April Ashley) in 1970 and R v Tan 1974• Not affected by Sex Discrimination Act (1975)
    5. 5. Trans Rights in 1992• Change name YES• Change documents YES• Change birth certificate NO• Marry in assigned gender NO• Employment protection NO• Goods, services, housing NO• Rape / sexual offences NO
    6. 6. Mark Rees
    7. 7. Stephen Whittle
    8. 8. AlexWhinnom
    9. 9. Sarah and Myka
    10. 10. The Early Years• 1992 – PFC formed in Grandma Lee’s Tea Shoppe• 1993 – Drafting of the objectives, rules for campaigners, first newsletters. Recruited myself• 1994 – Fringe meeting at the LibDem conference. Other modest appearances at meetings. Parliamentary Forum.• 1995 – Labour and Conservative conference fringe• 1996 – Alex Carlile Bill / P vs S and Cornwall County Council / First web site• 1997 – Labour Party Landslide / PFC goes digital
    11. 11. We Gain Supporters
    12. 12. We Are Seen
    13. 13. We Rewrite The Rules
    14. 14. We Network with Allies
    15. 15. We Win Ground• 1997 – Promises and invites from Labour• 1998 – Legislative Consultation / Corrie• 1999 – Employment protection / the right to NHS treatment / Hayley gets Married / the Interdepartmental Working Group / Sheffield & Horsham• 2002 – Goodwin & I vs UK
    16. 16. We Learn Lobbying
    17. 17. Adjusting to the Post-GRA World
    18. 18. We Move On• 2005 – Implementation of the GRA / Launch of LGBT History Month• 2006 – Medicine and Media / SOGIAG• 2007 – Gender Duty / Trans with Pride / MS / Parting Company / Personal Pursuits
    19. 19. Trans Rights in 1992• Change name YES• Change documents YES• Change birth certificate NO• Marry in assigned gender NO• Employment protection NO• Goods, services, housing NO• Rape / sexual offences NO
    20. 20. Trans Rights in 2012• Change name YES• Change documents YES• Change birth certificate YES• Marry in assigned gender YES• Employment protection YES• Goods, services, housing YES• Rape / sexual offences YES
    21. 21. A New Generation
    22. 22. The End of the Beginning
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