Press for Change
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. The organisation began on 27 February 1992 and its founders included Mark Rees and Stephen Whittle.
Notable figures in the group
- Christine Burns MBE, former vice president.
- Angela Clayton MBE, former vice president.
- Claire McNab MBE, former vice president.
- Mark Rees, co founder of the group (no longer actively involved).
- Professor Stephen Whittle, OBE, PhD vice president and co founder of the group.
Burns and Whittle were given their honours, "for services to gender issues," in relation to their work for Press for Change.
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