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MISREPRESENTATION OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA

That this House condemns misrepresentation of transgender people in the British media; notes that some media organisations continue to misrepresent transgender people deliberately and publish their private information in spite of the findings of the Leveson report and in breach of the editors code; believes that such misrepresentation has an extremely damaging impact on those individuals who are named, on the wider transgender community and on the public's perception of transgender people; condemns the harassment of transgender people, their families and colleagues, of which the experiences of Lucy Meadows are the latest; calls for the Press Complaints Commission to issue a public notice to editors immediately reminding them of their existing obligations under the letter and the spirit of the editors code when reporting transgender stories; further notes with concern that the reporting of Lucy Meadows reflects the wider culture of inappropriate language when it comes to stories relating to transgender people; and further calls for an immediate end to misrepresentation of transgender people in the press.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 10.04.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 26.03.2013
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 22.04.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 17.04.2013
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 18.04.2013
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 24.04.2013
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 10.04.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 17.04.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 18.04.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 10.04.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 10.04.2013
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 15.04.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 16.04.2013
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats Bermondsey and Old Southwark 10.04.2013
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 26.03.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 10.04.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 22.04.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 23.04.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 26.03.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 16.04.2013
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 18.04.2013
Powell, Lucy Labour Party Manchester Central 16.04.2013
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 10.04.2013
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 15.04.2013
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 22.04.2013
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 22.04.2013
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 22.04.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 16.04.2013
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 17.04.2013