Sharing the experience of being black and minority ethnic and trans*

Author: Jeraj, Samir

Event: Sharing the experience of being black and minority ethnic and trans*

Publisher: Race Equality Foundation

Publication date: December 2014

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The Race Equality Foundation became aware from members of the trans* community that they were experiencing under-representation and exclusion from services. We also knew that black and minority ethnic trans* people faced issues within their ethnic community.

Individuals and networks within the trans* community are working on these issues but, in order to develop these conversations, the Race Equality Foundation sought to provide a safe space for a group of black and minority ethnic trans* people to get together to talk about the issues they are facing and develop their voice.

Nine people who defined as being trans* or non-binary and from an ethnic minority background (including the facilitator) attended the event. 15 people registered, and several more people were unable to make the event but were keen to be involved in future work. The nine attendees represented a broad range of self-defined ethnicities, including Chinese, African-Caribbean, Malaysian, Latino, and Asian.