In the 8th of December 2011 the government officially launched the first ever transgender action plan. The plan commits government departments including the Department of Health, the Department of Work and Pensions, the UK Border Agency and the Government Equality Office, amongst others, to work actively promoting human rights and equality in the lives of trans people.
Here, on youtube, former equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, announces the launch of the first ever transgender action plan, plus a trans activist, Harri Cole Weeks, talks about his personal experiences and why the action plan will make a difference.
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The Government Equalities Office, Transgender e-bulletin no.4 December 2011 (PDF, 516KB), containing more information on the plan.
Document: Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action (PDF, 270KB)