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The STA welcomes the publication of the Women and Equalities Committee’s Transgender Equality Inquiry Report

The UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee has published its report of its Inquiry into Transgender Equality. The report recommendations are wide-ranging and we are delighted at the strength with which the report calls for many key improvements.In particular, we are delighted the report states categorically that the Gender Recognition Act must be reformed to a self-declaration administrative process. Such reform would enable trans people to change their birth certificates without the current red-tape nightmare of submitting intrusive medical and Read more…

The STA give evidence at the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry into Trans Equality

On Tuesday 13th October at 10.30AM, STA manager James Morton gave oral evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee's inquiry into trans equality. The session covered = a wide range of issues to do with how trans people's equality is affected by the law, and also trans equality within employment. You can watch a video of the evidence given on parliament tv There was a particular focus on:the Gender Recognition Act 2004 the Equality Act 2010 the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 A recent petition to the UK government calling for Read more…

Nepal’s new constitution enshrines the rights of sexual and gender minorities

Over the weekend, Nepal established a new constitution that protects the rights of all of its sexual and gender minority citizens. Below is a press release from the Blue Diamond Society, an LGBT organisation in Nepal, explaining how the new constitution protects LGBTI people in the country: Press Release, 20 September 2015We all sexual and gender minority (SGM) community of Nepal would like to express our contentment for the formal promulgation of Nepal’s constitution 2015, as addressed by Hon. President Dr. Read more…