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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 July 2020
Bristol trans rights protest
Fight for trans rights, photo Tom Wolf/CC (Click to enlarge)
Hundreds gathered on College Green on 18 July to protest against the government's most recent proposed attack on the rights of trans people.
The Tories propose dropping reform to the Gender Recognition Act, which would have allowed trans people to self-identify and made it easier to change their legal gender.
The protest was static, with attendees socially distancing, most wearing masks.
A few people got up to speak, highlighting the discrimination and abuse they had faced and calling for the recognition that trans rights are human rights.
Socialist Party members joined the protest, handing out leaflets supporting the right of self-identification and for trans rights more generally.
Most attendees were keen to read our leaflet and learn more about our demands.
Amy Sage, Bristol North Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 22 July 2020:
Fight for our livelihoods... fight for our lives!
Fight for the NHS
Huawei: what's behind Johnson's latest u-turn?
Mandatory masks in shops law: workers must not pay the price
Luton Council sunk by airport investment: fight for funding, not speculation!
Tories using pandemic to privatise NHS more
Them & Us
Hugely significant Tower Hamlets council workers' strike continues
Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary
No going back
Housing crisis: what now and after the pandemic?
United Left general secretary hustings shows widest debate needed for left in Unite
Nationalise Tata Steel to save jobs
Online rally: Fight the London transport funding cuts!
Continue the fight to protect safety
Debenhams: Fighting closures and redundancies
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Time to relaunch TUSC
I joined the Socialist Party to fight back
Wales arts cuts: Save every job
Trade unionists and artists stand with Maxine Peake
Bristol trans rights protest
Getting the Socialist over the summer
Saving the music industry from pandemic and austerity
Iran: Renewed wave of protests and strikes
Israel: Nurses strike and win
100 years since the foundation of the Communist Party of Great Britain
Exciting Cuban spy thriller exposes US-sponsored terrorism
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