Flying the flag for the trans community

30 April 2015 by Kay

group photo of people holding up the large flag

April Ashley, Lord Mayor Councillor Erica Kemp, Kay Jones from the Museum of Liverpool and representatives of the Trans community with the first Trans Pride Flag

At a special ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall yesterday, transgender pioneer and campaigner, April Ashley MBE was presented with a Citizen of Honour Award on her 80th birthday.

As part of the ceremony, the Museum of Liverpool was presented with the first Transgender Pride Flag to be flown above Liverpool Town Hall for Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20 November 2014.

Members of Liverpool’s Trans communities raised the money for the flag to remember transgender lives lost to violence and prejudice.

group photo with Apruil Ashley holding a framed certificate

April Ashley with her Citizen of Honour Award

The flag is an important addition to our permanent collections which will help us to represent and tell the stories of the city’s diverse communities.

Thank you to Liverpool Trans communities, Liverpool Town Hall and of course the inspirational April Ashley on this remarkable occasion.

  1. laurie davies says:

    its about time ther was recognition for members of the trans community…we r all human beings and deserve respect no matter wot race colour religion or sexual gender….

  2. Kay says:

    Thanks for your comment Laurie, yes basic human rights should be universal.

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