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Helpline for LGBTI survivors of sexual violence launched


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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Stonewall to commit to trans equality


Equality charity Stonewall has today announced that it is extending the scope of its campaigning to include trans equality. The charity, which has previously been criticised for a lack of action on trans issues, has also confirmed that it is making all current campaigns trans-inclusive and is seeking ways of developing new work on issues specific to trans people. Stonewall ...

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The World According to Jo Clifford, Queen of Theatre, Part III

In the final part of the trilogy detailing the life and work of playwright and actor Jo Clifford, she gives tips to aspiring storytellers and explains her own working methods, views and philosophy, and she still finds time to gleefully explain her recent experience as the first openly transsexual female playwright for London’s West End, with her adaptation of Charles ...

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National Gender Identity Clinical Network launched


Today the National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland (NGICNS) was launched in Glasgow, aiming to improve and coordinate gender identity clinical services for trans people across the country. Scotland will lead the way when it comes to gender identity throughout the UK, working in coalition with many gender identity organisations that will bring together full services under one network ...

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Unknown citizens: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

November is a month of commemoration, most famously Armistice Day in Europe and Veteran’s Day in the North America. Another event that marks the tragic loss of many lives is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20th November. It began with the tragic murder of a transwoman in Allston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 28th November 1998. Rita Hester, 35, ...

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Leak shows Edinburgh fraternity’s misogyny and transphobia

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Leaked minutes of Edinburgh’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (DKE) chapter revealed explicit endorsement of rape threats, sexual harassment, transphobia and hazing, reported the Student Paper. In one meeting DKE members joked, according to minutes of the fraternity, about raping the Edinburgh University Feminist Society (FemSoc), proposed a “raping trip” to Montenegro, and made lewd comments about a female student union ...

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Thoughts on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance. On 20 November each year trans people and their allies gather to mourn those killed in transphobic hate crimes and to speak out for trans people’s basic human rights. Originally motivated by the brutal murder on 28 November 1998 of Rita Hester in Boston Massachusetts, USA, Transgender Day of Remembrance has grown from ...

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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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The World According to Jo Clifford, Queen of Theatre, Part II

In this the second instalment of KaleidoScots interview with Jo Clifford writer/star of critical Edinburgh Festival Fringe sensation, she explains her personal history, her inspirations, and also summarises what it means to be transsexual in today’s world. Where did your love of storytelling came from? The first thing I have a memory of when I was a boy, was a ...

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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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