Press for Change

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Press for Change at Ten Downing Street

Press for Change (PFC) is a UK-based campaign group focussing on the rights and treatment of trans people. Its stated aim is "seeking respect and equality for all trans people in the UK". The group led the campaign for full legal recognition for transsexual people living in Britain including the right to marry.[1] The organisation began on 27 February 1992 and its founders included Mark Rees[2] and Stephen Whittle.[3][4]

Press for Change with Mo Mowlam - 1st October 1997

Notable figures in the group[edit]

  • Claire McNab MBE, former vice president. [7][8]
  • Mark Rees, co founder of the group (no longer actively involved).[2]

Burns and Whittle were given their honours, "for services to gender issues," in relation to their work for Press for Change.[9]

Patrons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British transsexuals to get right to get married - World - NZ Herald News". nzherald.co.nz. 10 December 2002. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History Month UK". Lgbthistorymonth.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  3. ^ a b "So, I had a sex change". London: Telegraph. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Stephen Whittle". LGBT History Month. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Para who became a woman - Local". Blackpool Gazette. 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  6. ^ "UNISON News | The public service union | Greater London LGBT Organising Day". Unison.org.uk. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  7. ^ Goodchild, Sophie (2002-06-23). "New hope for transsexuals as MPs move to change the law on birth certificates - UK Politics - UK". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  8. ^ Len Tingle (2006-10-08). "Programmes | Politics Show | Yorks and Lincs: The trauma of transsexuality". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  9. ^ "UK | England | Manchester | Eric Sykes gets New Year's honour". BBC News. 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  10. ^ "Hayley Cropper". LGBT History Month. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 

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