McLaughlin to host transgender event at Stormont
Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin will host an event in Stormont's Long Gallery to raise awareness of the rights of the transgender community.
Speaking ahead of the 'Transgender Rights are Human Rights' event on December 9, the Foyle MLA said;
"I am pleased to host Focus – The Identity Trust in the Long Gallery for an event to raise awareness about issues affecting the transgender community as part of the Human Rights Festival 2014.
"The transgender community make a valued contribution to cultural diversity in our society.
"However, the transgender and intersex communities still face discrimination and intolerance on a daily basis.
"The event, 'Transgender Rights are Human Rights' will look at the challenges and difficulties encountered by the trans community.
"It will also provide an opportunity to show solidarity with the trans community.
"Speakers at the event will include Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh and legal expert Lord Carlile."