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11 December 2020   |    News

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

The Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 guarantees women 50% of places on public boards, but a group called ‘For Women Scotland’ wants it to be scrapped, because they object to it allowing trans women to be included. Scottish Trans has been granted permission to intervene. The hearing is on 7 January 2021.

26 October 2020   |   News

Announcing new Scottish Trans Manager

James Morton has stepped down as Scottish Trans Manager, in order to take on a new career opportunity.
We have appointed Vic Valentine as the new Scottish Trans Manager, starting from today.

22 September 2020   |   News

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.

16 June 2020   |   News

Letter to The Sun from trans activists

Misogyny is a pervasive force and one that treats survivors and victims of sexual and domestic violence as bylines to their abusers story. We stand alongside JK Rowling in this cruel and malicious reporting, which sends a dangerous message to all survivors that their stories are only valid when corroborated by their abusers.

14 June 2020   |   News

Scottish Trans response to today’s Sunday Times front page

The Sunday Times has reported that an unnamed UK Government source has leaked to them a draft of what the UK Government Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, apparently proposes to do to try to undermine trans equality.

24 April 2020   |   News

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, made concerning remarks about trans people’s rights to the UK Parliament Women and Equalities Select Committee. The Minister’s statements, if implemented as UK Government policy, could represent a reduction of trans people’s rights thinly disguised as progress.

1 April 2020   |   News

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.

8 March 2018   |   News

Trans Pride Scotland in Edinburgh on Sat 31st March

Scotlands first ever Trans Pride event is taking place in Edinburgh on Trans Day of Visibility – Saturday 31st March 2018! Hundreds of trans people and their allies will gather at the City Chambers on the Royal Mile at 12 noon, march proudly down the Royal Mile for speeches outside the Scottish Parliament.

23 July 2017   |   News

UK Gov consultation on outdated Gender Recognition Act is a positive step forward for society

Scottish Trans welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of a consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in England and Wales.

1 March 2017   |   News

Unveiling our new brand…

We unveiled our new brand identity at the Equality Network Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh last night, 28 February 2017.

22 April 2015   |   News

Ask your MSPs to support gender X passports for people who do not identify as men or women

We’re delighted that Alison Johnstone MSP has submitted the following motion in the Scottish Parliament supporting non-gendered passports for non-binary people.

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