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Fearon supports transgender community

20 November, 2014 - by Megan Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said members of the transgender community should be free to live free from intimidation and harassment. 

Speaking after attending an event to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Newry and Armagh MLA said; 

"I was proud to attend this morning's event in Newry to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance and to stand in solidarity with the Trans community. 

"Members of the trans community make a positive contribution to the cultural diversity in our society and that should celebrated. 

"Unfortunately, however, the trans community still experiences intolerance, discrimination, and on occasions, physical attacks. 

"Last year 31 crimes against members of the trans community were reported to the PSNI. That is totally unacceptable. 

"We are working every day to create a society where everyone, regardless of their gender identity, feels safe and is treated with equality." 

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