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MISREPRESENTATION OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1256: tabled on 26 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
York Central
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2013
Rotherham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2013
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2013
Liverpool, Riverside
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2013
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
North Tyneside
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 2013
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Knowsley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2013
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2013
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 23 April 2013
Belfast East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2013
Leeds North West
Powell, Lucy
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Manchester Central
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 2013
Torbay
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2013
Hazel Grove
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2013
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.