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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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Media disregard for award winners shows inability to grasp diversity

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  It seems the mainstream media still don’t “get” LGBTI issues. Or even the existence of an diverse LGBTI community – even among those sections of the media anxious to appear inclusive to the point they sponsor LGBTI events. This week, the first ever Scottish LGBTI Awards ceremony was held in Glasgow. The media was there in force, but anyone ...

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Shortage of doctors results in unnecessary distress for trans people

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  A shortage of doctors qualified in helping people to transition is potentially leading to increased mental and physical ill-health, The Herald has reported. Statistics have revealed that several hundred Scots are waiting for up to a year for treatment due to a chronic shortage of specialised medical staff. The inevitable results of delays in receiving treatment are increased levels ...

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Glasgow fashion brand goes unisex

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Abandon Ship, one of the coolest fashion brands made in Scotland, taking inspiration from its designs, took on a bold, innovative and very smart decision to make part of its collections entirely unisex. Friends Richard Davies and Duncan Sweeny established the Glaswegian streetwear label in 2011, and have since then created a “cult” of hardcore fashion followers around the globe. ...

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Bear Hug – Fun, promising farce

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Bear Hug is a gleefully old-fashioned, farce about sexuality in the 21st Century. Written by Rory Mackenzie and performed by Mermaids Performing Arts Fund, it is a smart and funny, with sharp performances, and many witty laugh out loud lines and moments. The basic plot revolves around the parents of shy university graduate Alex, and his fear of telling the ...

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Four Scots in transgender pageant final

The competitors and judges from Sunday's Miss Transgender United heat in Glasgow

Sunday’s historic transgender pageant in Glasgow caught the attention of the mainstream media – and we now know the four contestants who will take part in the UK-wide final. The Miss Transgender United competition is hosting heats in various UK cities, with the final being held in London on 27th September. Miss Transgender United aims to show that trans people ...

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Glasgow hosts transgender beauty pageant

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  Members of Scotland’s trans community have gathered today in Glasgow for a historic beauty pageant. The Miss Transgender United competition, which is hosting its heats in six different cities across the UK, is visiting Glasgow this evening. It is the first event of its kind ever to be held in Scotland. The heat, which is the only qualifier being ...

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REVIEW: DIVE!: C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

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The show began fashionably late – as every self-respecting cabaret should. That only added to the audience’s feverish anticipation for it as Dive! is quickly becoming an institution in Edinburgh’s LGBTI+ nightlife. When compere Miss Annabel Sings opened the show, she capitalised on that buzz and stoked it further.  She was a superb ringmistress for her circus, and she also ...

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Senior churchman hits out at “transgender, non-gender specific world”

David Robertson, one of Scotland's most outspoken anti-LGBTI rights minister and Christian commentator has been named the next Moderator of the Free Church

  A senior churchman has criticised what he calls today’s “transgender, non gender specific world”. In his “end of term report” the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, Rev David Robertson, hit out at women’s sport and suggested that the “madness of the modern world” means that failing male sportspeople would simply “do a Bruce” and instead compete as ...

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Women and Equalities Committee launch transgender equality inquiry

Inquiry into equality for transgender people

The Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons has announced it is undertaking an inquiry into equality for transgender people. The inquiry will consider how far, and in what ways, trans people still have yet to achieve full equality; and how the outstanding issues can most effectively be addressed. The deadline for written evidence is 21 August and ...

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