Home Office chiefs spark anger after ordering staff to celebrate ‘Transgender Parents Day’

Nov 15, 2021 by

by Sanchez Manning, Mailonline:

Home Office chiefs have sparked anger by sending out an email reminding staff to celebrate Transgender Parents Day.

Shocked workers were informed that November 7 was the day ‘we celebrate all parents of transgender children’ – an event first marked in 2009 in the US as an alternative to the traditional Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

The lengthy email, sent across the Government department’s computer system on November 5, also included a personal account by a mother whose son transitioned from male to female at 22.

It was sent by Caroline Wild, co-deputy chairwoman of the Home Office’s Spectrum Committee, which was set up to support the department’s LGBT+ staff. She is both transgender and a parent.

She told staff: ‘Whilst Transgender Parents Day remains today as a non-official date in the LGBTI+ calendar, the fact that it is becoming known gives parents who are trans and the parents of trans children an opportunity on a personal level to celebrate that the bond of family endures the transitioning of one of its members.

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