Equality News Update: Scotland’s first ever International Transgender Day of Visibility 2018 march comes to streets of Edinburgh

The Trans Pride march saw more than 500 people turn out to celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of discrimination.

The international event is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of the discrimination they face across the world.

Oceana Maund, of Trans Pride Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted and over the moon that so many people turned out.

“There were trans people, families, friends and even dogs being visible – even in the bad weather!

“It’s hugely positive and inspiring to see youngsters to 70-year-olds there.

“So often trans people are hidden and today was a real day where we could all be visible.

“We want the same things that everybody wants – the opportunity to be seen and heard.

“We decided to host the first ever event in Edinburgh to maximise the turnout because we weren’t sure how many would come.

“But the support was amazing! People were hanging out their windows and waving from cafes and busses.

“Scotland does have a diverse population and we are all very proud of it.”

There was also plenty of messages of support online.

Jane Carnall posted: “Happy Trans Day of Visibility to all my trans friends.

“Special good wishes on TDOV2018 to everyone taking part in Scotland’s first Trans Pride in Edinburgh today!

And Football vs Homophobia Scotland posted: “We stand with the trans community today and everyday.”

 

Read more at:
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2441860/international-transgender-day-of-visibility-2018-pride-scotland/

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