Christine Burns MBE campaigned for a quarter of a century for the civil rights of transgender people and has been involved with the community for more than 40 years. As an equalities consultant she also has more than a decade’s experience of how minorities progress from exclusion to inclusion.
She was a leading figure in the trans rights campaign ‘Press for Change’ for 15 years, building trans community self-awareness, and working on new employment legislation and the Gender Recognition Act. She wrote the first ever official guidance about trans health for the Department of Health. She also led for some years on challenging negative reporting in the media.
an independent diversity specialist she chaired the North West Equality and Diversity Group for three years and helped countless organisations develop equality plans, including a five year stint as the Programme Manager for Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights at NHS North West.
Her ebooks Making Equality Work and Pressing Matters (on trans activism in the UK) are both essential for practitioners interested in social policy development.
She is the editor of Trans Britain: Our Journey From the Shadows.
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