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Scottish Trans joins legal challenge to protect trans people’s equal participation in the next Scottish Census

Graham Robson January 26, 2022

Scottish Trans, part of LGBTQ+ human rights charity Equality Network, has been given permission to intervene in a legal case – to be heard by the Court of Session on February 2, 2022 – which is seeking to overturn guidance planned for the next Scottish Census in March

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Community News

Scotland’s LGBTQ+ orgs launch election equality manifesto

Graham Robson March 22, 2021

Stonewall Scotland, Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and Scottish Trans Alliance call to end discrimination and barriers that LGBTQ+ people still face.

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Community News

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

Graham Robson December 11, 2020

Scottish Trans is 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

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Arts

Performers fundraise for trans equality in Leith this Sunday

Besi Besemar August 9, 2019

More than twenty performers, artists and authors will come together this Sunday, August 11 for a day of music, comedy, storytelling, poetry, zines and artwork, to celebrate and fundraise for trans equality.

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Community News

50 Years and still fighting for Equality

Besi Besemar June 25, 2019

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and campaigners will gather in the Scottish Parliament this evening to remember and celebrate the Stonewall uprising, which lit the spark of a movement that changed the lives of millions, in 1969.

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Community News

Scots call for reform of the Gender Recognition Act

Besi Besemar May 19, 2019

On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) national youth organisations from across the political spectrum in Scotland came together to sign a letter in support of reform of the Gender Recognition Act.

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In The South

Scottish Parliament passes into law ‘Pardons Bill’

Besi Besemar June 7, 2018

The Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill had its final stage 3 debate in the Scottish Parliament, yesterday afternoon (June 7). The Bill, that pardons people convicted of the old discriminatory offences involving sex between men was passed by a vote of 119-0.

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In The South

Scottish Parliament to vote on pardons for gay and bisexual men

Besi Besemar April 18, 2018

The Scottish Parliament will have the first vote today on the bill that pardons people convicted of historical discriminatory offences of sex between men. The Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill has its stage 1 debate in the Parliament this afternoon followed by a vote on the general principles of the bill at 5pm.

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