Traveling While Transgender

Published Date Author: , January 21st, 2014

Transgender FlagHate crimes towards Manchester’s transgender community are continually going unreported due to their fractured relationship with police, claim members of the LGBT community. Shocking hate crime figures released by Greater Manchester Police today reveal that less than 10% (303) of the 3,547 recorded in 2013 are over sexual orientation.

Of those, a mere 17 relate to hate crimes against transgender people – a figure that many in the LGBT community feel is dramatically misrepresentative.

Numerous transgender people have come forward to MM to describe the nightmare of travelling by public transport, whether it be buses, trains, trams or even taxis, where they can be subjected to taunts, abuse and even violence. Alex Drummond, a member of the trans community, said: “I mostly avoid public transport – it’s just too dangerous for a trans girl.

Authored By -Steven Brown See the Full Story at Mancunian Matters

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