Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure
Future LGBT Leader
Congratulations to my legal adviser and friend Aritha Wickramasinghe who was recently awarded the No. 1 position in the Financial Times ‘Top 30 Future LGBT Leaders’ list http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/practice-management/pro-bono/case-studies/case-study--k-l-gates/.
K&L Gates LLP are assisting with my work to raise the profile of ‘X’ Passports and the wider issues surrounding NON-GENDERED IDENTITY within the political arena. Aritha and the team came to the rescue and delivered an excellent written submission on my behalf last year after Government announced it had launched a trans* inquiry without giving any prior notice , with little time given to respond and just as I was about to go away. It was mostly down to Aritha’s diligence that I was invited to present oral evidence before the Women and Equalities Select Committee in October 2015 http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/women-and-equalities-committee/news-parliament-2015/evidence-transgender-inquiry-third-15-16/
K&L Gates is one of two distinguished law firms currently acting for me on a pro bono basis. The other is Clifford Chance LLP who are working on the legal side.
I want to express my deep gratitude to Aritha and indeed to both teams for their valued support.
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NON-GENDERED – Fighting for Legal Recognition
No Specific Detriment?
The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered