Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows

Hosted by the LSE Library and LSE Spectrum

Room R01, LSE Library


Christine Burns MBE

Christine Burns MBE

Author and retired activist


Alexandra Austin

Alexandra Austin

Trans Champion, LSE Spectrum

Christine Burns MBE will talk about her book Trans Britain: Our Long Journey from the Shadows, which explores the landmark events that have shaped the transgender community over the last five decades. The talk will be followed by a reception in the LSE Library Gallery between 7-8.30pm.

Christine Burns MBE (@christineburns) campaigned for a quarter of a century for the civil rights of transgender people and has been involved with the community for more than 40 years. As an equalities consultant she also has more than a decade’s experience of how minorities progress from exclusion to inclusion. She was a leading figure in the trans rights campaign 'Press for Change' for 15 years, building trans community self-awareness, and working on new employment legislation and the Gender Recognition Act. Image of Christine Burns credit: Kieron Chrisham, Pholux Foto.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

LSE Spectrum (@LSESpectrum) is the LGBTQ+ staff network at LSE, supporting and representing staff from lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other minority sexual orientations and gender identities. In 2018, LSE Spectrum celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEtransbritain

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