Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) has now completed its trans equality scrutiny. This is where a small group of councillors (Phelim Mac Cafferty, Denise Cobb and Warren Morgan), along with two independent trans advisors heard from a wide range of trans people and others with an interest about the issues. You can find a link to their report here making recommendations for action.
LGBT HIP was commissioned by BHCC to facilitate the involvement of local trans people. We held a public meeting, visited the local trans support groups and facilitated participation by key witnesses in the scrutiny panel hearings, as well as gathering anonymous online feedback. We would like to express our grateful thanks to the trans community and everyone who took part or helped us out – we really appreciated your input. Sincere thanks also to the Panel and the BHCC Scrutiny Team for undertaking their work in a sensitive and diligent way.
In May, the council Policy & Resources Committee will make the final decision about the report. It is here that they will decide whether and how to take forward the report’s recommendations. This is a really important meeting and we need you to come along to show your support so that the Committee understands that we care about how they respond and that we want them to implement the report in full. The meeting is for councillors but members of the public can attend. Come and have a drink with us afterward to mark this crucial milestone in the fight for trans equality. All welcome.
When: Thursday 2nd May, 2013, 16.00.
Where: Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 4AH.
Map: Click here.
Papers and further details: Click here (see ‘General Matters’ heading).
For more information about LGBT HIP or the trans equality scrutiny, contact Nick Douglas, (LGBT HIP Coordinator).
Tel: 07919 393708.
You can also contact the BHCC Scrutiny Team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.