At a special ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall yesterday, transgender pioneer and campaigner, April Ashley MBE was presented with a Citizen of Honour Award on her 80th birthday.
As part of the ceremony, the Museum of Liverpool was presented with the first Transgender Pride Flag to be flown above Liverpool Town Hall for Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20 November 2014.
Members of Liverpool’s Trans communities raised the money for the flag to remember transgender lives lost to violence and prejudice.
The flag is an important addition to our permanent collections which will help us to represent and tell the stories of the city’s diverse communities.
Thank you to Liverpool Trans communities, Liverpool Town Hall and of course the inspirational April Ashley on this remarkable occasion.