On 8th February 2019, London Met Students’ Union posted a graphic as part of their LGBTQIA+ History Month coverage showcasing Lily Madigan, a Goldsmiths University student, as a trailblazing activist in the trans community and Labour Party.
Following this, both Lily and London Met Students’ Union received a wave of transphobic abuse.
Goldsmiths Students’ Union has live policy on standing against transphobia, and as one of our members, we stand in full solidarity with Lily Madigan and London Met Students’ Union.
There is no place for transphobia at Goldsmiths Students’ Union or within our wider society. We take this opportunity to unify with London Met Students’ Union on this matter.
Though outdated in its language, the Equality Act 2010 states gender identity as a protected characteristic, making transphobia a hate crime. During working hours, you can report hate crimes at Goldsmiths Students’ Union or the Goldsmiths Students Centre. We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour, and are always taking steps to stamp out transphobia.
Full solidarity with Lily Madigan and London Met Students’ Union.