Transsexual loses sex discrimination claim – By Miles Godfrey

A transsexual who claimed he was hounded out of his council job has failed in a sex discrimination claim.

Andrea Baldwin changed her name to Andy after undergoing a female to male sex change. Mr Baldwin accused Brighton and Hove City Council of discrimination but lost the case on appeal today.

Mr Baldwin claimed he was forced to resign from his ?26,000-a-year job as co-ordinator of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender forum after suffering a string of slurs including being labelled as “one of those difficult gay people”.

The 34-year-old claimed senior council officials suffered from transphobia – fear of transsexuals.