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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…

The European Agency for Fundamental Rights releases a new report about the challenges to achieving equality for LGBT people

Yesterday, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights released a new report entitled: "Professionally Speaking: Challenges to achieving equality for LGBT people in Europe"The report spoke to staff from a number of professions who are responsible for working directly with LGBT people in areas where we might expect to see particularly good practice in improving LGBT equality - such as doctors, nurses, teachers and law enforcement officials, from a range of EU member states. Trans Healthcare The section of the report that talks the most about Read more…