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Research, Publications & Guidance

Below are links to past STA publications. You can find links to more downloadable documents, including those not produced by the STA, here

Changing for the better front cover Changing for the Better
A joint project of the Scottish Transgender Alliance and Stonewall Scotland providing guidance for promoting trans-friendly and inclusive workplaces. Includes advice on compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
Unison guide front cover Gender identity: An introductory guide for trade union reps supporting trans members
Joint project of the Scottish Transgender Alliance and UNISON public service employees’ union. It offers guidance for union representatives in understanding transgender employees and their rights, with assistance for effectively representing them with the employer.
Health Conference report front cover  Including non-binary people: guidance  for service providers and employers

A resource for improving inclusion of non-binary people. It includes top tips for inclusion based on the findings from our UK-wide non-binary survey.





Non-binary people’s experiences of using UK gender identity clinics

A mini-report based on the respondents to the UK-wide non-binary survey who had attended a UK gender identity clinic in the last two years.




Non-binary people’s experiences in the UK

Details the findings of our survey with 895 non-binary people. It focuses on experiences in services, experiences in employment, and views on legal gender recognition.




Scottish Trans Health Conference Report

Report of the Nov 2012 Scottish Trans Health Conference. The report provides a summary of the conference discussions on the way forward for improving access to health services for trans people in Scotland.

Justice Guide front cover STA Trans Justice Guide
A guide to your legal rights as a trans person in Scotland and what you can do if you experience discrimination. Also includes practical information on how to change your name and gender on identity documents.
MH Study front cover Trans Inclusion in Drug and Alcohol Services

We conducted research in partnership with North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership and North Aryshire Health and Social Care Partnership into trans people’s use of alcohol or other drugs. You can read the mini-report which gives an easy summary of all the findings here and the full report here.



Trans Mental Health Study 2012
A research report representing the largest survey of its kind in Europe, providing groundbreaking data on trans people’s mental health needs and experiences, explored in the context of daily life, social/support mechanisms and when accessing healthcare and mental health services. Produced through a partnership of The Scottish Transgender Alliance, the Trans Resource and Empowerment Centre (TREC), Traverse, Sheffield Hallam University, and TransBareAll.

Out of Sight out of Mind front cover Out of sight, out of mind?: Transgender People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse
2010 research report on transgender people’s experiences of domestic abuse, coauthored by the Scottish Transgender Alliance and LGBT Youth Scotland.
Experiences 2008 Survey front cover   Transgender Experiences in Scotland – Research Summary
Key research findings of the Scottish Transgender Alliance survey of transgender people living in Scotland — March 2008