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Trans rights aren’t an afterthought—Jeremy Corbyn is right to make them a priority

Far from being a niche cause, trans rights affect all sectors of society. It's time for us all to stand up for them

By Sophie Cook  

Jeremy Corbyn has urged Labour to support trans rights. Photo: PA

“Freak! Pervert! Show us your c**k!”

The words were spat in my face, the hatred and disgust evident in every strained sinew of the man’s neck.

I looked him in the eye, registering his animosity and continued along Victoria Street to my meeting in Westminster.

For transgender people experiences like this can be a daily occurrence: bigotry, prejudice and lack of education confront them on all sides.

When I was selected as the Labour Party candidate to contest the…

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