Accrington Remembers Lucy

Teachers, pupils and union members marched in Accrington to remember Lucy Meadows.
Lucy, a teacher at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary, died last month after starting the term as a woman following a gender transition, with the support of the school.
On Saturday, nearly 100 colleagues, supporters and community members took part in the march to celebrate her life and campaign against bigotry.
Organiser Debs Gwynn, the North West National Union of Teachers Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender representative, said: “This rally was called for two reasons – to allow the local community to show support and solidarity for what happened and to raise the issue of transphobia more widely.
“I have been talking to parents and pupils today and the kids were supportive of Lucy. And they are devastated that their teacher is now dead.”
She added: “It was a great success, lots of people spoke at the end and they were keen to stress that they were there to support Lucy, her family and her colleagues.
“They were there to say any kind of prejudice won’t be tolerated and links were made with other issues of people being targeted and scapegoated in society.”
Those involved in the rally met at the school before marching to Accrington Town Hall.
An inquest into Lucy’s death has been opened and adjourned.
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