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Response to UK Government Minister for Women and Equalities’ speech on trans rights

On Wednesday 22nd April, the UK Government Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, gave a speech to the UK Parliament Women and Equalities Select Committee. In her speech (https://www.gov.uk/…/minister-for-women-and-equalities-liz-…) she made the following statement about her views on trans issues: “The final point I’d like to make, Madam Chairman, in this initial part, is on the issue of the Gender Recognition Act. We’ve been doing a lot of work internally, making sure we’re in a position to respond to that consultation Read more…

Scottish Government announcement that the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill is on hold due to the coronavirus crisis

We understand that dealing with the current outbreak of COVID-19 must be the Scottish Government’s top priority. That is why we support today’s announcement that they will deprioritise any new primary or secondary legislation not intended to deal with this public health crisis until it is over. At least six bills are now currently on hold, and these include the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. Whilst we know that trans people and our allies will be hugely disappointed that this means Read more…

Important information about continuing your hormones during the coronavirus outbreak

We have been assured that there is no reason to expect that your prescriptions for hormones during the coronavirus outbreak will not continue from your GP as normal. Some people who are on injectable hormones could find that their GP practice is unable to administer the injections at the current time. If this is the case, please ask you GP to switch you onto a different preparation of your hormones that don’t require injecting – you can give your GP all Read more…