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Today we share an update on the work we are doing to further progress trans and non-binary inclusion.

International Transgender Day of Visibility is celebrated annually on 31 March and is traditionally a time to celebrate transgender people around the world and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness about the discrimination trans people continue to face today.

We are finalising a policy that supports trans and non-binary staff on making and requesting changes to their personal documents and records. We know that transitioning brings with it diverse challenges from social, medical, legal and we want to do our best to simplify the logistical aspect of the process.

We are committed

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is committed to supporting the trans community. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity, respect and consideration, whether it’s our practices, the services we provide or the principles we work to, and we recognise that all our staff have a role to play.

Transgender people are our friends, our family and our colleagues. We do not need to identify trans people to see them; instead, we must recognise the experiences of the trans community to raise them up, acknowledge and honour them.

After today

Beyond International Transgender Day of Visibility, we call on our community, our partner agencies and everyone to increase the inclusion and representation of transgender people.

We will continue to improve our inclusion as a Fire and Rescue Service and work to achieve our Equality and Inclusion Priorities 2021 to 2024