The country’s youngest MP has backed the fight for transgender rights by joining forces with famous feminists.
Nottingham East Labour MP Nadia Whittome, 24, supported an open letter which addresses the concerns of violence against the community.
The statement was published on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls in order to raise awareness of the hostility they face.
Nadia said: “I will always be an ally to the trans community.
“This is a shared a fight.”
The letter stated: “Our firm belief is that an end to violence against women and girls will only be possible with the full might of the sisterhood working together – and so our feminism is against any and all violence, against any and all women,”.
The letter continues to emphasise the issues which trans women face, such as being more likely to be victims of serious crimes such as murder and assault as well as homelessness.
Other figures endorsing the cause include Jameela Jamil, Olivia Coleman and Paloma Faith.
Nadia said: “You only have to look at the conversation surrounding the Gender Recognition Act, which has been absolutely toxic.
“It hasn’t centred the real-life experiences of people.
“Conversations around trans rights need to be routed in people’s experiences and with truth and fact.”
It has been highlighted that 41% of all trans people have faced a hate crime as a direct result of their gender identity, according to the 2018 Stonewall Trans report.
Nadia said: “It should be a grave concern to all politicians that hate crime against these people has increased to 41%”.
The report also shows that 51% of trans people have hidden their identity at work due to the fear of discrimination.
By publicly signing this letter, Nadia has shown herself to be united with the transgender society and against the discrimination they suffer.