Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance

I send my good wishes to all those campaigning for the rights and equality of transgender people on Transgender Remembrance Day.

It is not right that any person, anywhere, should face suffering or persecution because of their gender.

We honour the courage transgender people have shown and continue to show in the face of abuse and discrimination.

We remember those who have tragically lost their lives and offer our condolences on this day to their loved ones.

And in remembering them we offer our solidarity to transgender people and others fighting for equality everywhere.