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Sandyford Young People’s Gender Service announces they will no longer be referring under 18s for endocrine treatments

Graham Robson April 18, 2024

Scottish Trans and the Equality Network have reacted after Sandyford Young People‚Äôs Gender Service, based at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, announced that they will no longer be referring under 18s for endocrine treatments, which means people using the service will no longer be prescribed puberty blockers (which pause pubertal changes), nor will 16 or […]

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LGBTQ+ News

Community called upon to help design replacement for Pride Bridge

Graham Robson February 26, 2024

Residents of a Scottish town are being called upon to help design a replacement for the Lindsay Road Bridge, also known as Pride Bridge, which was a popular route over Hawthornvale Path in Leith. In 2021, it was painted in rainbow colours, leading to it being named locally as the ‚ÄėRainbow‚Äô or ‚ÄėPride‚Äô Bridge. That […]

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LGBTQ+ News

ELSKA shines light on the bodies and voices of Glasgow’s gay community

Graham Robson January 12, 2024

Elska, a project dedicated to sharing the bodies and voices of LGBTQ+ communities around the world, has put the spotlight on Glasgow for its latest edition. Inside, readers can get to know a variety of ordinary men from Scotland’s biggest LGBTQ+ community, introducing them through a combination of honest photography and personal storytelling. 

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LGBTQ+ News

National LGBTI organisations in Scotland welcome publication of Scottish Government’s Non-Binary Equality Action Plan

Graham Robson November 16, 2023

Seven national LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) organisations in Scotland have welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government‚Äôs Non-Binary Equality Action Plan, which you can read HERE. Scottish Trans, Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland, Stonewall Scotland, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, LEAP Sports and Time for Inclusive Education welcome that the Scottish Government has […]

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Jobs

Are you passionate about LGBTQ+ equality? Scottish LGBTQ+ organisation seeks new director

Graham Robson October 9, 2023

The ideal candidate will be passionate about LGBTQ+ equality and will be a great communicator, with excellent political judgement and acumen, and the vision to galvanise the LGBTQ+ equality movement to achieve real change. You will have an excellent understanding of the Scottish political context and a track record in achieving change.

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Transgender News

LGBTQ+ organisations to intervene on the UK Government’s block on Gender Recognition Reform Bill in Scotland

Graham Robson August 22, 2023

LGBTQ+ rights charity Stonewall, Gendered Intelligence and the Institute for Constitutional and Democratic Research (ICDR) have together been granted leave to intervene in a Scottish judicial review in which the Scottish Government is challenging the UK Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP, on the issuing of a ‘section 35’ order to block the passage of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill into law.¬†

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Transgender News

Scottish Trans joins legal challenge to UK government’s veto of Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

Graham Robson August 10, 2023

Scottish Trans, part of LGBTQ+ human rights charity Equality Network, have been granted permission to intervene in a legal case which is seeking to overturn the section 35 order issued by UK Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP, which is preventing the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill from gaining royal assent and becoming law.

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HIV

Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland calls for opt-out HIV testing in Scotland’s emergency departments

Graham Robson June 14, 2023

Opt-out HIV testing in Scotland’s emergency departments should be introduced as a matter of urgency if Scotland is to meet its 2030 goal of eliminating new transmissions of HIV, says Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland

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