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Trans Model Munroe Bergdorf Becomes UK Labour Party’s LGBTQ+ Advisor 

Trans Model Munroe Bergdorf Becomes UK Labour Party’s LGBTQ+ Advisor

Photo via @munroebergdorf

Munroe Bergdorf will work with the Labour Party to better advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in the UK.

On Monday, Munroe Bergdorf, a trans model and activist, announced she will help advise the Labour Party on LGBTQ+ rights and policies. Bergdorf said on social media that she was "absolutely delighted" to work closely with Dawn Butler, the Labour Party's shadow minister for women and equalities.

"Dawn is proud to stand with those challenging discrimination," a spokesperson for Butler said to BBC. "Dawn will consult with the LGBT advisory group on a wide-range of LGBT issues."

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Bergdorf made history as L'Oreal's first openly trans model last year, but became even more well known after the company publicly dropped her when she condemned the Charlottesville white supremacy rallies.

"Honestly I don't have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people," Bergdorf said in a since-deleted Facebook post. "Because most of ya'll don't even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour."

Loreal ended ties with her in September, claiming that these comments were "at odds" with their values.

Bergdorf has since become the face of a rival beauty company, Illamasqua.

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