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Trade unionists remember Lucy Meadows

by Katrina Lawrie
Issue No. 2350

Over 100 people marched in Accrington, Lancashire, last Saturday in memory of Lucy Meadows.

Lucy was a transgender primary school teacher who was hounded by the press, particularly Richard Littlejohn of the Daily Mail. She is thought to have killed herself.

The school and the vast majority of parents were fully supportive of Lucy.

Parents were offered money for interviews and for photographs of Lucy. Each morning she had to enter school early by the back entrance to avoid the press.

NUT general secretary Christine Blower spoke at the rally.

The march and rally were supported by NUT union branches from Wakefield, Barnsley, Ealing, Bury, Wigan and Lancaster, as well as Greater Manchester community mental health Unison branch, Blackburn, Bolton and Wigan trades councils and Love Music Hate Homophobia.

Greater Manchester community mental health Unison branch have pledged £200 towards a memorial for Lucy. 

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Tue 23 Apr 2013, 18:27 BST
Issue No. 2350
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