London’s Trans + Pride sets date for 2024 march

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London Trans + Pride is set to return this year on July 27, following the success of last year’s event.

It will mark the sixth year of the march, and according to organisers this year’s focus is on a celebration of trans, intersex, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people’s lives, as well as standing up for trans+ rights.

Trans + Pride 2024 will also march in solidarity with people in Palestine, Sudan, Haiti and Congo, with the slogan: “None of us are free until all of us are free”.

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According to figures from the BBC, 25,000 people attended last year’s march — though Trans + Pride organisers estimate that around 40,000 people turned out in 2023.

The founder of Trans + Pride, Lewis G. Burton, has said: “Justice and Liberation is seemingly sought out by all, however more often than not does not include trans+ people. The lives of a minority group (around 0.5% of the U.K. population) are routinely questioned, delegitimised, ridiculed, gate-kept and used as divisive, political pawns.”

The march is being supported by musicians such as Kae Tempest, Anthony Lexa, as well as charity Mermaids, who said, “The government’s attempts to roll back our basic human rights, including our access to healthcare provisions and our right to an education free from discrimination, have cultivated a harmful climate of toxicity.”

The march comes within the context of the removal of trans rights in the UK, with the Conservative government recently announcing a plan to “redefine” interpretations of sex and gender, changing the Equality Act to ban trans people from “single-sex spaces” such as public toilets and hospital wards.

Critics of this move say that it’s an attempt to create division and criminalise trans existence for votes, with former shadow defence secretary John Healey saying that the issue is being weaponised as “an election distraction from the really core issues that matter to people.”

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For more information on the march, see the Instagram post here

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Written by: Tim Hopkins

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