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The STA comments on the UK Government Response to the Women and Equalities Committee Report on Transgender Equality

Today, the UK Government published their response to the Women and Equalities Committee Report on Transgender Equality. Whilst the STA welcomes some of the content, overall we think that the response is very disappointing. The UK Government makes reference throughout to the need to collect more evidence or do increased monitoring around certain recommendations, despite the fact that the Committee’s Inquiry already collected substantial evidence, and the Committee based their recommendations on that evidence. We think that a significant part Read more…

LGBTI equality charity welcomes SNP commitments on equality

Scotland’s LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) equality groups the Equality Network and Scottish Transgender Alliance are welcoming the commitments made today by the SNP on LGBTI equality.Nicola Sturgeon has today made five pledges, three of which relate to the welfare of young LGBTI people. The other two are to reform gender recognition law and to train all police on the investigation of hate crime.Tim Hopkins, Director of the Equality Network, said, “We welcome these commitments from the SNP, Read more…

Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee publishes summary about Trans Equality

The Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee have published a short report about trans equality. The report summarises the evidence given by the Scottish Transgender Alliance to the Committee on February 4th, as well as looking at some other things, such as:Whether the Gender Recognition Act is reserved or devolved The history and development of the Gender Recognition Act in the UK Our Equal Recognition campaign - the three calls, and the evidence that we gave to support the calls Some of the recommendations Read more…