George Bryce, from our Scotland team, shares the importance of the LGBT Charter of Rights to ensure every young person has the chance to succeed.
At The Prince’s Trust we believe in the equality and diversity of all young people, and strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for all marginalised groups.
That’s why we are committed to gaining the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Charter of Rights. This accreditation provides us with the criteria and guidelines to shape working practices around how we reach out to the LGBT community and demonstrate our support.
One of the ways we are doing this is through marking ‘International Transgender Day of Visibility’ via our digital channels. Trans-Awareness is a subject that LGBT young people who have journeyed through The Trust feel passionately about. With many believing that is it now “Time for the T” when it comes to raising awareness and educating people about Trans identities.
Many young people who identify themselves under the Trans umbrella face challenges and barriers to education and employment, and it is important that we work together to remove these. Additionally, by building relationships with other organisations that support Trans young people, we can signpost them to get further support.
So please join us by sharing this message, and help highlight the need for more visibility and awareness of marginalised groups, so that every young people can reach their full potential.
To find out more about the LGBT Charter of Rights, please visit our friends at LGBT Scotland, click here.