West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Doherty supports transgender community

Published: 24 November, 2014

Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has said members of the transgender community should be free to live free from intimidation and harassment.

Speaking after the Transgender Day of Remembrance the West Tyrone MP said,

"Members of the trans-community make a positive contribution to the cultural diversity in our society and that should celebrated.

"Unfortunately, however, the trans community still experiences intolerance, discrimination, and on occasions, physical attacks.

"Last year 31 crimes against members of the trans community were reported to the PSNI. That is totally unacceptable.

"We are working every day to create a society where everyone, regardless of their gender identity, feels safe and is treated with equality."