Nathan Upton was a teacher at St Mary Magdalen’s School in Accrington. Before the Christmas break the parents of children at the school were informed that after the break she was would be coming back to work after the holiday as Lucy Meadows.
It started out as confusion from parents, who simply didn’t know what do think of it all, but most seemed to be simply concerned about the adjustment children would have to face rather than actively malicious. However, the more bigoted members of the community then went to the Daily Mail, where she was attacked by Richard Littlejohn who decided to single her out in the national paper.
No one deserves to have their lives turned upside down because of their gender identity being thrown into the national spotlight. The reason the parents who had a problem went to the Daily Mail is that there was no way to get her fired under equal opportunity law. So they tried to give the school bad press by saying how terrible it is that she is allowed to live her life freely. While little is known about the amount of abuse she ended up getting, the result is the same no matter what;
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As a transgender person I know how hard it is…it’s really really hard.
Someone once said that trans people suffer the same prejudice as black americans did in the 50’s … someone who knows what it’s really like said…no it is worse than that, because black americans didnt have to fight to convince people they weren’t white, plus they could go back home and speak to their black american families who shared the same problems. They could mobilise and fight together … trans people simply go home, and live it alone, nobody can understand unless you live it. This is not about sexuality this is about the very fabric of your being … it’s much more important than who you are attracted to. We all simply wanted to be judged for the content of our character not the shade of our gender … all of us are human. Peace to you all…