I’m really happy to see Realise is now celebrating Pride Month. Over the years I’ve been unsure whether at work I can be who I really am, and while I’ve got a long way to go this makes me feel better, so thank you for raising awareness of Pride!
However, please be aware that Pride is more than just a rainbow flag; it’s about the ongoing fight for equality for LGBTQ+ people all around the world, especially now at such a frightening time for trans people like myself where our very right to exist is under attack, particularly both here and in the US. We now find ourselves, our very lives and existence, in the middle of a purposefully constructed and calculated, but totally ludicrous, ‘trans debate’ – there is no ‘debate’ about human rights, and there is no equality until we are all equal.
I will always have hope for the future though, and it is only through love, kindness, compassion and understanding that we can build a better world for everyone.