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Sussex publishes Trans Equality Policy Statement

The University of Sussex has today (Tuesday 20 November) published a Trans Equality Policy Statement.

The equality policy statement reaffirms that the University will at no time discriminate against people on the grounds of their gender identity or gender expression.

Claire Annesley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality and Diversity), said: “We celebrate and value the diversity of our workforce, and believe that we benefit from employing trans people at all levels of responsibility, thus hoping to provide role models for students who identify as trans.

“We have published the statement as part of our work as a Stonewall Diversity Champion, demonstrating our core value of inclusion.”

The statement articulates the University’s position on inclusion for trans students and staff that is contained in its policies. It commits the University to treating all employees and students with respect, and seeks to provide a positive working and learning environment for everybody free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

Today on 20 November we observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to violence towards the transgender community.

Members of the Students’ Union will be holding a candlelit vigil to observe the day from 5pm around Library Square and the Falmer House arches. They plan to read a list of names and to have light refreshments.

Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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