TRANS LESBIANS KISS ON THE STEPS OF DOWNING STREET
Two trans lesbians shared a kiss on the steps of 10 Downing Street last night following the government's annual LGBT reception.
Brighton-based vlogger and activist Evie Andrew and her girlfriend, racing driver Charlie Martin, were snapped by Fox Fisher leaving the prestigious event, held on the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
Downing Street welcomed LGBT people of influence including Stonewall's Ruth Hunt, trans activist Munroe Bergdorf, Diversity Role Models' chief Suran Dickson, filmmaker Jake Graf and many more.
The event, hosted by David Cameron, has been criticised by some as an attempt to "pinkwash" harmful Tory austerity and cuts which have had a devastating impact on many people in the LGBT community.
But Evie told DIVA it was important for her as a trans woman to be there and to be visible, and to celebrate just how far we've come as a community.
"There's a real tangible feeling that change is going on," she said. "As trans people we've had a pretty hard time with it up until now, but I think we're getting the right attention from the right people."
And the inspiration behind that sassy snap?
"Kissing Charlie on the steps of number 10 says in a decidedly cheeky way; We're here, and we are fantastically queer! And I love a little bit of rebellion when it is 100% justified."