Posted on: 31 March 2020

Today CNWL marks International Trans Day of Visibility.  

Founded in 2010 and held each year on 31 March, TDoV is a time to celebrate trans people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination trans people still face.

Sadly, we know that LGBT+ people still experience misunderstanding, ignorance, homophobia and discrimination.

In these challenging times life can be even harder for some Trans people.

CNWL prides itself on being open to everyone; no matter how you like to identify your sexuality or gender; be it gay, straight or bi; male, female or trans and all that's in between.

The Trust has a strong LGBT+ Staff Network and partners with charities such as Gendered Intelligence and Stonewall to run events and initiatives to improve outcome for Trans staff and patients. The Trust has a role models scheme to share the experiences of staff across the organisation.

The staff network organises LGBT+ awareness training to make sure everyone is able to be themselves in the workplace. The training includes a Trans staff member’s incredible story about how being Trans has shaped their life and career. You can watch the film from Dan, who managed the Joint Homelessness Team, here

In the film Dan says “For me being a Trans man means being a man with a different history”

Today and everyday anyone can get involved in our LGBT+  initiatives by raising awareness, celebrating accomplishments at CNWL, or raising funds for your local trans charities.

CNWL supports gendered intelligence , a charity that works with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives;  this trans visibility day we have donated £200 from the LGBT+ Network to support their work. You can find out more about their work and join us in making a donation on their website and donate on their justgiving page

Today we are also sharing Stonewalls information about LGBT+ organisations who can help during the coronavirus outbreak. We are Top 100 employer and 16 in the last Stonewall Equality Index

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