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In the last week, senior Conservatives, including the Prime Minister, have used their Party Conference to distract from the real social, economic and environmental issues faced by everyone in the UK by repeatedly sharing transphobic rhetoric and undermining the existence and rights of the trans community.

Nothing that has been said is a change to the law, or to the rights of our community, but these statements further legitimise the harassment which many trans young people and their families experience every day in the media, at home, at work, school and online.

Trans young people and their families are asking for easier access to healthcare, supportive schools and the ability to live their lives with dignity and without discrimination, hatred or abuse. This is no different to what any other young person wants and deserves.

We exist to support trans children and young people and their families, and will continue to campaign for a better world for them to grow up in. 

If you’re struggling with the news this week, our helpline team is here for you via phone, email or webchat. We’re open Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm.

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