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Hateful rhetoric leading to attacks on trans people says charity chief

Transgender people are being attacked as a result of the hateful rhetoric directed towards them, says the chief executive of LGBT charity Say It Sheffield.

Heather Paterson told the Yorkshire Post: "In the past few years, there has been a lot of stirring up in the media about transgender and non-binary people.

"Trans people are often painted as being sexual predators and people you would not want to be in a changing room with. It is the exact same rhetoric that was used against gay people back in the 1980s.”

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