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SNP has highest percentage of gay and lesbian candidates

The SNP

A KaleidoScot survey shows the Scottish National Party (SNP) has the highest number and percentage of out gay and lesbian candidates of any Scottish political party. Eight percent of the SNP candidates identify as out gay or lesbian, followed by six percent of the Scottish Green Party (SGP), five percent of Scottish Liberal Democrat Party (SLDP), five percent of Scottish ...

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Labour prioritise suicide prevention in LGBT manifesto

The Labour Party has committed titself to improving access to mental health services for young LGBT people, and tackling the disproportionately high suicide rate among the LGBT community. The party has pointed to statistics confirming that almost a quarter of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people – and half of young trans people – have attempted suicide. Labour has pledged ...

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Huge steps forward in Malta

Gabi-Calleja

Gabi Calleja has been a pioneering voice for LGBTI inclusivity in Malta for over a decade. As co-ordinator of the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM), her work supporting the republic’s LGBTI community has coincided with a number of radical political reforms and a gradual shift in social attitudes. What is happening in Malta, and why does progress appear to be ...

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Intersex Musing on Binary Essentialism

Intersex flag

There’s definitely something stirring in the ether. Claire Ainsworth was first out of the traps with their article in Nature, openly stating that science has known for years that sex is a spectrum, and nothing like the immutable binary that everyone is told about in class, all the way from primary school thru to med. school. You will search in ...

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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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Helpline for LGBTI survivors of sexual violence launched

LGBTI-resource

Victims of sexual violence from Scotland’s LGBTI communities will be able to seek specialist support from a new helpline set up by Rape Crisis Scotland. The service, which is also extended to friends and families, is to be launched tomorrow 19 February, and will offer LGBTI survivors an additional opportunity to get support responsive to their experiences from specially trained ...

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Scotland Law Society allows solicitors to register as gender neutral

The Law Society of Scotland announced on Wednesday that it will now allow solicitors to register using a gender neutral title. The orgnaisation, in charge of Scottish solicitors, has responded to growing use of gender neutral titles to include ‘Mx’ among the option of titles available as part its registration process. Neil Stevenson, director of representation and support at the ...

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Knowledge is power

Intersex flag

It is a truism of all social reform movements that the message of change has to be constantly repeated and reinforced to ensure it remains in people’s mindsL knowledge is power. Present-day attitudes toward intersex embodiment did not spring out of thin air. They have a provenance, a history.   In order to address how we have got to this place, ...

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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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