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Scottish Trans joins legal challenge to protect gender equality on public authority boards

Equality charity says attempt to overturn widely-supported 2018 legislation is 'misguided', and will have a 'chilling effect' on trans people in Scotland. Scottish Trans (ST), part of the LGBTI human rights charity Equality Network, have been given permission to intervene in a legal case which is seeking to throw out legislation passed two years ago, ensuring greater involvement of women in public life in Scotland. The Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018, guarantees women 50% of places on public boards, Read more…

Announcing new Scottish Trans Alliance Manager

We’re very sorry to say that James Morton has stepped down as Scottish Trans Alliance Manager, in order to take on a new career opportunity. James has led the STA since it began in 2007, and has grown it to four staff with a leadership role on trans equality in Scotland, so we will really miss him. James will continue to work part-time for Scottish Trans Alliance as a consultant, for a few months, so he will still be around and Read more…

Our response to the UK Government’s announcement on the Gender Recognition Act

Today’s announcement by the UK Government that they intend to make only tiny improvements to the Gender Recognition Act in England and Wales is disappointing but not surprising. Reducing the fees is a welcome change. Moving the process online without any change to the underlying requirements will leave the majority of problems with the process still in place: it pathologises trans people by relying on a psychiatric diagnosis, it requires us to submit intrusive medical evidence about our bodies and Read more…