Fire Brigades Union and Trans issues

LGBT Labour is dismayed at recent comments made by an official from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) regarding trans people. 

Paul Embery, who is a member of the FBU's National Executive Committee, made inappropriate comments about trans people on Twitter on 23 July. This was later reported by Pink News. Mr Embery has previously made other inappropriate comments regarding LGBT issues.

LGBT Labour Co-Chairs Ian Thomas and Sarah Kerton have written to Matt Wrack, the General Secretary of the FBU, requesting that a statement is issued regarding this incident as a matter of urgency.

You can read their letter to Matt Wrack here.