This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Launch a Public Inquiry into transphobia in the national media.
In 2017 the government launched a consultation into reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This sparked an increase in media reporting that dehumanises trans people, undermines transgender communities, whips up hate, and prevents legal reform.
Transgender people are now exposed to significant hate.
On 27/06/19 the BBC revealed that recorded hate crimes against transgender people had increased by 81% since 2016/17.
Many news groups continue to allege that trans people are a risk to others, and misrepresent the law.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website