Nailing transphobia



Charlie Craggs is making a name for herself with her radical and chic form of activism, Nail Transphobia.

Nail Transphobia founder Charlie travels around the UK with her pop up nail salon to museums, galleries and festivals and offers the public free fantastic manicures, while having a chat with a trans person. Most people haven't met a trans person and quite often have a lot of misconceptions about them.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s LGBT Workers Forum invited Charlie to spend the afternoon in the main auditorium of Jubilee Library to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) in May, sharing not only her exquisite manicure skills but also her trans wisdom on what makes a trans inclusive city.

The city council, NHS and University of Brighton produced a Trans Needs Assessment outlining how to make the city a more inclusive place for trans people.

The second Annual Brighton Trans and Non-Binary Conference will take place on 20 July alongside Trans Pride this year. The conference brings public services, the community & voluntary sector, and trans and non-binary people together, to help work towards a more inclusive city.