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Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows

  • Lighthouse Bookshop 43-45 Nicolson Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9BE United Kingdom (map)

Trans Britain chronicles the struggle for trans rights in Britain. Editor and activist Christine Burns shares the testimonies of those who were there to witness a marginalised community grow into the visible phenomenon we recognise today.  Everything you always wanted to know about the background of the trans community from the community itself.

About Christine Burns

Christine Burns MBE campaigned for a quarter of a century for the civil rights of transgender people and has been involved with the community for more than 40 years. As an equalities consultant she also has more than a decade’s experience of how minorities progress from exclusion to inclusion. She was a leading figure in the trans rights campaign 'Press for Change' for 15 years, building trans community self-awareness, and working on new employment legislation and the Gender Recognition Act. She wrote the first ever official guidance about trans health for the Department of Health. She also led for some years on challenging negative reporting in the media. As an independent diversity specialist she chaired the North West Equality and Diversity Group for three years and helped countless organisations develop equality plans, including a five year stint as the Programme Manager for Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights at NHS North West. Her ebooks Making Equality Work and Pressing Matters (on trans activism in the UK) are both essential for practitioners interested in social policy development