Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil
I have been interviewed hundreds of times for radio shows and taken part and podcasts over the years (including one for Shout Out Radio this week!) and one question has evolved over those years.
It started off as “Why is the gay community so important to you?” and gradually became “Why do you support HIV charities” and is now “Why are you such a vocal trans Ally?”
The answer to all three questions is always the same:
I don’t consider myself an activist. I am an Ally.
I believe everyone has the right to be themselves without discrimination.
It’s that simple.
The trans community are being persecuted right now and it’s not right. I intend to stand by them – I am an Ally.
I will not get into long debates about gender versus sexuality, but I will keep on saying that being yourself should never have to be a battle.
I don’t consider myself an activist – but I will continue to use my platform to encourage all of you decent folk out there to join me and be an ally.
I know I am standing on the right side of history, so help me keep spreading this message –
There is NO HOME for hate here!
I will be joining the Pride in Surrey Team at the Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil in Guildford on Saturday 20th November to stand in solidarity and show my respect for our Trans family who have lost their lives because of hate, violence and prejudice here in the UK and around the world.
Always, Hazell xxx