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Standing Out: Transgender Candidates and Elected Officials Around the World

Houses of Parliament

November 3, 2015, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

On Tuesday the 3rd of November The Kaleidoscope Trust and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on LGBT Global Rights will be hosting the launch of the latest report by The LGBTQ Representation and Rights Research Initiative, Standing Out: Transgender Candidates and Elected Officials Around the World.


3rd November, 6-9pm
Committee Room 9
Houses of Parliament 
Palace of Westminster and the Parliamentary Estate 
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom


Andrew Reynolds, Director of the LGBTQ Representation and Rights Research Initiative and a Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has been leading the LGBT Representation and Rights research initiative at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The project gathers data on the representation of LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.


The panel, featuring members of the research team and transgender candidates and officials from the UK and internationally, will introduce the results of the research project and discuss challenges faced by transgender people in parliamentary systems and official bodies and the representation and visibility of transgender people in these roles.


Chair and welcome: Tory Ben Howlett MP for Bath (Secretary to the APPG, member of the Women & Equalities Select Committee)

Introductions: Dr Felicity Daly, Kaleidoscope Trust & Andrew Reynolds, UNC LGBT R&R

Speakers: Logan Casey, USA, Sarah Brown, UK, Bemz Benedito, Philippines








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