• Petitioned Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Police Service of Northern Ireland

Treat all trans people with the respect that they deserve.

    1. Michael Steven
    2. Petition by

      Michael Steven

      Belfast, OH

Michael is a transman living in Belfast. He had to contact the police repeatedly about transphobic incidents and abuse in 2010. He also contacted the police in April 2012, to report assault. Unfortunately, nearly every time he called the police service of Northern Ireland, he was hung up on when he told them his name or he was asked to repeat and spell his name repeatedly. In the incident in April, the police told him they would come out to his flat immediately, but they did not contact him until 3 days later, after he had filed a hate crime report online. Transgender people should not have to need to repeat their name several times to police officers, or be ignored if the police officer does not think the person's voice, matches theIr gender. This shows a serious lack of transgender awareness training, carried out by the PSNI. I urge all trans people to sign this petition.

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    • Paula Masetti NONORWICHRWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      wellI receive this sort of treatment just because I am a transwomen I get called mate by police in norfolk so know just how it feels and they say don't know much about it MATE will pass on to some else thats why I am signing they need more training so we don't just get lip service

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    • Stephen Donnan BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Human rights is not something to be put on the back burner. This is about people's lives.

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    • Simon Carmichael BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Justice should be for everyone, not just people whose voice sounds like what a particular officer thinks it should.

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    • Denise Anderson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Sounds like another Police service in desperate need of some decent awareness training...

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    • Amanda Youngs MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      This isn't just about trans people - it's a human rights issue and a matter of common courtesy as well. That's why I as a non-trans person have chosen to sign this petition. Please get the NI police service up to date with these matters.

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