With the recent transphobic displays by anti-trans activists at the London Pride festival, LUU's LGBT+ Society is openly condemning the actions and standing up and supporting the trans community by match-funding any donations provided to the TransLeeds charity.
They aim to raise £200 for the charity which provides practical help for anyone who is transitioning, puts on social events for the trans community and provide transgender awareness training to organisations in Leeds. They are nearing their goal, and promise to match any donations students and the Leeds community offer up to £200.
On their Go Fund Me page, Annie Herbert, the society's Women's Welfare Officer said:
"The Leeds University Union LGBT+ Society stand in solidarity with the trans+ community, and condemn the appalling and blatant acts of transphobia at London Pride 2018."
Equality and Diversity Officer Tamsin Scott said:
"I'm so proud to see the LGBT+ Society standing in solidarity with the trans community and working to bring a positive change from a very negative incident that goes against everything that Pride stands for. I would love more students to show their solidarity for trans students and community members by donating or posting positive messages."
If you have been affected by the London Pride incident, the LGBT+ Society offer confidential listening and support through their Facebook page here.