On Saturday 30th August 2014, Stonewall held a meeting with 50 trans people to discuss how to move things forward.
(The following is from Zoe’s blog post: complicity.co.uk/blog/2014/08/transstonewall-the-meeting/)
"The day was mostly about the how, rather than the what. What’s needed is something we all had experience of and Ruth outlined three options on the how, which formed the focus of the day.
1. Stonewall becomes fully LGBT. All Stonewall’s output is LGBT-inclusive, as is all their fundraising.
2. Stonewall does “a bit” of LGBT, but also supports the community in setting up a sibling organisation. For the first year or two, this would involve mentoring, initial fundraising and shared back-office (HR, IT) resources.
3. Stonewall does not do T. Instead, they gives grants to trans organisations.
There was also a number 4 on the list, which is simply “Stonewall is a better ally”. This wasn’t discussed because Stonewall have committed to do this anyway, as they feel comfortable that they don’t need a mandate just to Do The Right Thing.”
Thanks to everyone who chatted to me and to Ruth Hunt for being so awesome.