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Manifesto Watch: Where does Scottish Labour stand on LGBTI issues?

Kezia-Dugdale

Like most other parties competing in the Scottish parliament elections, the Scottish Labour Party is keen to highlight its support for LGBTI equality. Its leader, Kezia Dugdale, recently came out and earlier this week told Pink News she is “quite clearly gay” (also reported in yesterday’s Herald).  Labour’s manifesto has a specific section on LGBTI rights, rather than integrating them ...

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Manifesto Watch: Where does the SNP stand on LGBTI issues?

The SNP

In its manifesto, Moving Scotland Forward, the SNP both defends its record in government and makes proposals for building on this record. It argues the best way to protect Scotland and to advance our interests is for people to use both their votes for the SNP. There is a remarkable consensus among most Scottish political parties on many LGBTI issues. ...

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Lib Dems vote to tackle anti-trans and intersex discrimination

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  The Liberal Democrats have today voted to approve a policy motion supporting a number of measures aimed at tackling discrimination towards transgender and intersex people. The party’s conference, gathered at Bournemouth and meeting for the first time since the General Election, passed the motion which will now form the basis of both the Transgender and Intersex Health Charter and ...

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Both – a story of an intersex woman – a review

BOTH is a US-Canadian-Peruvian drama film directed by Lisset Barcellos, in 2005. It stars Jackie Parker, Mike Martinez, Nicole Wilder, Fabrizio Aguilar, Ximena Ameri and Pable Barcellos. The film tells the story of a stunt double who is intersex and how she discovers her past. BOTH explores issues surrounding intersex; a variation of human development that is estimated to occur in ...

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Scotland conference legacy for transgender and intersex rights

Becky Kent, Research Associate at the Scottish Transgender Alliance, comments about the legacy and contributions of the recent conference for transgender and intersex rights that was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. From Friday 31 October through Sunday 2 November the Scottish Transgender Alliance and Equality Network held the largest gathering of trans and intersex people, their families and allies ever in ...

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Campaign for trans and intersex rights in Scotland launched

Scottish Transgender Alliance

A new campaign has been launched in Edinburgh on Saturday calling for legal equality for transgender and intersex people in Scotland. The ‘Equal Recognition’ campaign launched by the Scottish Transgender Alliance and the Equality Network includes a call for the Scottish Government to change the law to recognise a third gender in Scotland. Currently transgender people who do not identify ...

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Scotland to host major conference for transgender and intersex rights

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Between Friday 31 October and Sunday 2 November, the Equality Network and Scottish Transgender Alliance’s (STA) Trans and Intersex Conference of the Isles takes place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh. Thanks to funding from VisitScotland, the Scottish Government and Edinburgh University, the event is bringing together over 150 trans and intersex people from across the UK and ...

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A nomenclature of life

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A NOMENCLATURA OF LIFE or how we learn about ourselves from the names we are given by others “All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name”. Andre Breton Words fascinate me. Well, that’s not quite accurate. Language fascinates me, which isn’t quite the same thing. I was born in Oxford, that city of Dreaming Spires ...

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The importance of Intersex Awareness Day

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Today is Intersex Awareness Day, an occasion that is important to inform the public about the issues facing intersex people. Intersex is a term applied to human beings whose biological sex cannot be classified as clearly male or female. An intersex person may have the biological attributes of both sexes or lack some of the biological attributes considered necessary to be ...

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STA to host trans and intersex training opportunity

  The Scottish Transgender Alliance, in partnership with the Equality Network, will be hosting a Trans and Intersex Equality Training Seminar in Edinburgh on Friday 31 October. It will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm, at the John McIntyre Conference Centre. Scottish Transgender Alliance is a recognised training provider on trans and intersex equality and human rights. The training seminar will ...

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