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Tag Archives: Scottish Transgender Alliance

SNP equality commitments draw mixed responses from campaigners

Nicola Sturgeon

  Campaigners have reacted to the Scottish National Party’s newly announced series of commitments on LGBTI equality, with some expressing support while others have criticised the proposals for not going far enough. The party has this week unveiled a series of reforms – including reviewing gender recognition laws, training police on hate crime investigation, introducing “refreshed, age-appropriate strategies and resources” ...

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Scottish party leaders to take part in LGBTI Question Time


Scotland’s five main political party leaders will take part in an LGBTI Election Question Time event this evening in Edinburgh.   The event will be hosted by Scottish LGBTI organisations Stonewall Scotland, The Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and The Scottish Transgender Alliance.     The hustings will be chaired by Louise White, BBC Scotland presenter, and will include the party ...

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Implications of the Transgender Equality Inquiry to non-binary people

Transgender Inquiry

Yesterday the Women and Equalities Committee published the findings from its inquiry into Transgender Equality. The report covers a huge number of topics, unsurprisingly given the enormous scope of the inquiry to begin with. For the most part, the Committee seems to have taken on board the evidence submitted to them to make a number of recommendations that could really ...

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Caitlyn Jenner apologises for offence caused


  Over the weekend, Caitlyn Jenner was widely reported as saying, ‘…If you’re out there and, to be honest with you, if you look like a man in a dress it makes people uncomfortable…’, in an interview with Time Magazine. Many of those reports, including KaleidoScot’s, treated those words as transphobic. Now, writing in WhoSay, Caitlyn has apologised for the ...

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What should the campaign for Scottish trans-equality look like?


  It’s a serious question. In an ideal world there would be a populist mass-movement pressing for positive change as there was for same-marriage, but that isn’t going to happen for trans-equality because there simply aren’t that many of us. With the Scottish Government signalling that it is potentially going to tackle the issue of legislative trans-equality in the next ...

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RISE backs radical pro LGBTI motions

RISE Scotland

The first annual conference of RISE, passed three major pioneering policy motions on LGBTI+ rights and education. RISE, Scotland’s new Left Alliance cross party platform, passed on Saturday the first two unanimously and the third with an overwhelming majority. The first motion, put forward by Stuart Cooper, RISE, in support of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, calls for ...

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Trans woman found dead after saying she would kill herself if sent to all male prison

Vicky Thompson

A 21-year-old transgender woman has been found dead in a male-only Leeds prison, after she reportedly told friends she would commit suicide if sent to the all-male jail. Vicky Thompson was serving a 12-month term at HMP Leeds after breaching a suspended sentence. According to the BBC, her solicitor, Mohammed Hussain had previously advised the judge she was “essentially a ...

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Pride Glasgow shortlisted for two charity awards

pride glasgow

  Pride Glasgow has been shortlisted in two categories in a new scheme to reward the work of Scottish charities. Charity Champions was launched earlier this year and will be staging its award night at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel on December 3rd, hosted by Heart Scotland. Thousands of votes were cast by the public across sixteen categories, including “Event of ...

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Trans woman prisoner Tara Hudson moved to female prison

Tara Hudson

A transgender woman who was sent to a men’s prison, where she suffered abuse, has been transferred to a female jail after a campaign to get her moved. Tara Hudson, 26, from Bath, was jailed for 12 weeks and placed at the all-male HMP Bristol after admitting assault. According to the BBC she is now being held in HM Prison ...

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Ministers questioned on trans and non-binary action

Morgan 800

    Government Ministers faced a number of questions this week during the final session of the transgender equality inquiry. Members of the women and equalities committee asked several ministers, including Nicky Morgan and Caroline Dinenage, about a number of transgender-related issues and the case of Tara Hudson. The ministers were also challenged on the UK government’s claim that non-binary ...

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