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Transgender awareness day 2020

Transgender Awareness Day

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Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This day at the end of March is here to both celebrate those who are able to live their lives openly and freely, and to raise awareness of the discrimination that people still face.

Did you know that the word “transgender” is actually an umbrella term? It’s a term for those who identify their gender as different from the sex they were assigned at birth.

So what’s the difference between sex and gender? A person's “sex” refers to a label that is assigned to them at birth based on the reproductive organs they are born with. When a person refers to “gender” this refers to a person's own understanding of themselves and how they want to identify.

To find out about the University’s support that it offers to both transgender staff and students, click here

To find out about the LGBT  Student Union Network you can join, click here

If you want to do more to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, click here for ideas.

Posted on Tuesday 31st March 2020

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