One of the young champions of the trans movement in the UK has urged students to vote to remain in the EU or face Boris Johnson as prime minister.
Charlie Craggs said if Britain voted to leave the European Union: ‘Marginalized people will feel it the most.’
Craggs came to prominence because of her Nail Transphobia campaign. She travels the UK with her pop up nail salon and strangers can come and get their nails done for free – all to promote trans rights in a ‘fabulous’ way.
Craggs was speaking on the first of a new podcast series which will be produced monthly by Student Pride and supported by Gay Star News.
In the podcast she also talked about transphobia – something one of the interviewers, Student Pride co-chair Hatti Smart witnessed for herself immediately afterwards when she travelled with Craggs on London Underground.
‘One stop on the Tube was all it took to see the blatant transphobia that people like Charlie must experience on a day to day basis, going about their everyday lives. I am so proud of Charlie for just being her completely wonderful, bubbly self while a group of grown men stared, sniggered and even laughed as she got off at her stop. And what disgusted me more than anything is that no one called this out.’
Charlie joined Student Prides 2016 panels on mental health and coming out. In the show she reflected on her words at our event, orlando the EU referendum and transitioning.