Theresa May made equalities chief redundant


Justine Greening, the most senior out politician in the UK has lost her post. Ms Greening, who came out in 2016, is not the Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities anymore. She was offered a move to another role by the PM but preferred to quit the government at all. The move throws ongoing key initiatives on LGBT rights into uncertainty, as Ms Greening had been the driving force behind plans for gender recognition reform and LGBT-inclusive SRE. Ms Greening, a moderate conservative, had clashed with the PM over the party’s commitment to expanding grammar schools. And hostile media coverage also led to work on transgender issues being stalled. Greening became the first out woman to serve in the Cabinet when she came out during 2016’s Pride in London celebrations saying she needed to be a part of moving things on.


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