We stand in solidarity with the trans community and join Stonewall, LGBT Consortium and others in withdrawing all support for this Summer’s UK Government-led Safe To Be Me conference. 

At Rainbow Migration we welcome and strive to provide a safe space for everyone who is claiming asylum based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. 

Many of our trans service users have fled violence in their countries of origin and we believe they should be treated with kindness and compassion by the UK, not fear that their rights to be themselves may be denied.   

If this Government is truly committed to ensuring the protection of LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum it must ensure that trans people are protected from the harms caused by conversion practices.