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Top London piercing studio signs TransFriendly pledge

Pierce Me London, a Body Piercing Studio located in the heart of Covent Garden, affirmed their support for the transgender and non-binary community by signing the TransFriendly pledge, a series of commitments written by transgender people to help businesses support the transgender and non-binary community. By signing the pledge, Pierce Me London aims to be a welcoming and affirming environment for transgender and non-binary customers.

Raph from Pierce Me London, explained “Our Piercing department is Queer owned, and one of our resident Body Piercer is Trans! Everyone working at the studio is there to offer the best service they can, regardless of our customer’s gender, sexuality, beliefs or colour of skin.”.

Roni from Pierce Me London, added “Being Transfriendly is simply about being a decent human being”.

The National Transgender Discrimination Survey showed that 53% of transgender and non-binary people were verbally harassed or disrespected in a place of public accommodation, including hotels, restaurants, buses, airports and even government agencies, so creating transgender and non-binary supporting environments is really important, and the affirmative action of Pierce Me London will mean that transgender and non-binary people in London can now count on another business to support them and affirm their gender identity.

TransFriendly added “We’re proud to count Pierce Me London amongst the businesses that have chosen to affirm transgender and non-binary people in London. We welcome applications from more local businesses who’d like to sign the TransFriendly pledge on our website, www.transfriend.ly.”

Customers can view Pierce Me London’s TransFriendly profile on www.transfriend.ly, where they can also see feedback and reviews from transgender customers, and other transgender and non-binary supporting businesses in and around London.

Pierce Me London is located in the heart of Covent Garden, on St Martin’s Court, between Charing Cross Road and St Martin’s Lane, Within the Extreme Needle Studio. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Covent Garden. The studio is fully licensed by Westminster City Council. Operating on a 7 day a week basis for piercings – appointments are now necessary.

About TransFriendly: TransFriendly is a social enterprise that provides a global directory of businesses that proactively support the transgender and non-binary community, and provides the training and support companies need to better serve their customers and support their trans employees. Started by a transgender woman, thousands of businesses have already signed the TransFriendly pledge.

About the National Transgender Discrimination Survey: The National Transgender Discrimination Survey (2016) is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people, with almost 28,000 respondents. It was conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Pierce Me London is located at 36 St Martins Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AL. Appointments can be made via email: info@piercemelondon.co.uk, or by calling the friendly team on 020 7240 6177

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