#ComeOutForTransEquality trends on Twitter across UK
DIVA and Stonewall collab supporting reforms to the GRA has gone viral across social media 💥
TRANS PRIDE FLAG
In just two days, 108 organisations signed up to a full page advertisement in today’s Metro newspaper, promoting the hashtag #ComeOutForTransEquality – and now that hashtag has gone viral, trending on Twitter across the UK.
"I’m extremely proud that DIVA, together with Stonewall, has taken the lead on this,” Linda Riley, publisher of DIVA magazine said earlier this afternoon.
Since launching the campaign this morning, thousands of people – including well known public figures and celebrities – have taken to social media to share photographs of the ad page, comments, and messages of support – drowning out the small minority of people still attacking the trans community.
While the war against trans people rages on in UK media, the folks at @DIVAmagazine have taken a strong stand in support of the trans community. I can only imagine how awful it must feel to be constantly attacked. It's efforts like these that bring hope. #ComeOutForTransEquality https://t.co/gBWpvGnkYo— Amanda Jette Knox (@MavenOfMayhem) October 17, 2018
Great to see @OzanneFoundn, @Channel4, @Mermaids_Gender, @AllAboutTrans, @Genderintell, @PT_Foundation and others in my copy of @metrouk this morning speaking directly ‘to’ trans and/or nonbinary people. So often at the moment it seems they are only spoken ‘about’. #GRA2018 pic.twitter.com/nzz1T9mky9— Douglas “do the GRA consultation” Robertson (@d0ug7a5) October 17, 2018
Off the back of @StonewallUK and @DIVAMagazine's fantastic @MetroUK ad, co-signed by 100+ businesses and charities, it's wonderful to see so many individuals and groups showing love and solidarity with trans folk on Twitter right now on the #ComeOutForTransEquality hashtag 😍 pic.twitter.com/jPccQeG2yh— matt horwood (@matthewhorwood) October 17, 2018
UK Black Pride are proud to #ComeOutForTransEquality alongside over a 100 organisations who have gathered to show our #trans siblings the huge amount of support they have behind them. Together we are stronger 🏳️🌈♥️ ✊🏾#GRA2018 #GRA #Solidarity @stonewalluk @DIVAmagazine pic.twitter.com/GbjB5503WP— UK BLACK PRIDE (@ukblackpride) October 17, 2018
We are proud to stand alongside you in the fight for trans equality. @stonewalluk @Mermaids_Gender @libertyhq @nusuk @ukblackpride @AlbertKennedyTr @PinkNews @GalopUK @Channel4 @VICEUK & so many more 💛 @MetroUK #WeStandProud #ComeOutForTransEquality pic.twitter.com/2xlMKQG5on— Amnesty UK (@AmnestyUK) October 17, 2018
Major love for the advert in @MetroUK from Stonewall, DIVA Magazine and over 100 more organisations. If you see the paper anywhere, please leave it open on this page #ComeOutForTransEquality pic.twitter.com/JueAsrm9E5— Tom Knight (@TJ_Knight) October 17, 2018
So happy to see this. The world needs to know that we are moving towards full respect and dignity for trans people regardless of the bigotry and ignorance we are seeing flare up at the moment. We will get there. Good job @DIVAmagazine and @stonewalluk #ComeOutForTransEquality https://t.co/7s2bHnh8Xg— Matthew Todd (@MrMatthewTodd) October 17, 2018
Just like all of these organisations, Switchboard stands with our trans family & is proud to #ComeOutForTransEquality.— Switchboard (@switchboardLGBT) October 17, 2018
Read more from @stonewalluk here: https://t.co/lsYuSYdiqo#GRA #GRA2018 pic.twitter.com/x0cw1HxdxG
Brilliant campaign from DIVA and Stonewall, what a great idea https://t.co/yTswjTldcJ— Darren Scott (@darren_scott) October 17, 2018
We're proud to be one of the organisations showing their support for #TransEquality on @stonewalluk's #ComeOutForTransEquality campaign @MetroUK today. We'll keep playing our part to make that happen. #ITVPride @DIVAmagazine pic.twitter.com/0RutUokyVY— ITV Responsibility (@ITV_R) October 17, 2018
We’re really proud to be one of the 100+ organisations to have added our name to this advert in the @MetroUK today in support of the trans community.— Mermaids (@Mermaids_Gender) October 17, 2018
Please share the love far and wide! 💕 #LoveWins #ComeOutForTransEquality#TogetherWeAreStronger pic.twitter.com/ZmY1wM6prb
In the face of such hostility and outright incitement of hatred and violence, this is a fantastic full page in the Metro today with a very clear message. Congrats, @DIVAmagazine and @stonewalluk and thank you.#ComeOutForTransEquality pic.twitter.com/x6SvmDOJlF— Jack Monroe (@BootstrapCook) October 17, 2018
Thank you to everyone for all of the amazing support so far after our #ComeOutForTransEquality ad, created together with @stonewalluk, appeared in today's @MetroUK newspaper. For those asking, you can find the most recent issue of @DIVAmagazine at https://t.co/7CElLClkFw ♥️ #GRA pic.twitter.com/TviIIu5Ren— DIVA Magazine (@DIVAmagazine) October 17, 2018
The campaign comes just days before a government consultation on reforms to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 close (read more about that here).
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