Gender Recognition Act
More than a piece of policy: Scotland’s trans youth say it’s time to see the humans behind the headlines
Following a year of intense debate around ‘gender recognition’, five trans young people speak to Caitlin Logan about what it really means to be trans in Scotland today
CAMERON was 14 years old when he first had the language to pinpoint why his mental health had deteriorated two years earlier as puberty came knocking: he was trans. Now, an 18-year-old computer science student, he sits in a bustling coffee shop next to a table of burly men and speaks with the good-humoured ease of any other boy his age.
Jade Reynolds: Reform the GRA and give trans young people the chance to live full, happy lives
As part of Children in Scotland’s ’25 Calls’ campaign, 23-year-old queer activist Jade Reynolds says that reforming the Gender Recognition Act to create a society that is inclusive of trans peoples rights is an important issue for young people
IN THE UK, one of the greatest issues facing transgender people of all ages is gender recognition.
What you need to know: Scotland’s women’s sector speaks out on gender recognition for trans people
CommonSpace spoke to a range of women’s and gender-based violence organisations about their views on proposed legal changes
IN LIGHT OF the Scottish Government consultation on proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (2004), much debate has arisen over the potential impacts for gender equality efforts and for organisations working solely with women.
Equal recognition: How the law on gender recognition is impacting on trans lives
Three voices backing the campaign to change the Gender Recognition Act share their stories with CommonSpace
“THE acceptance by the government of my self-declared gender represents an important validation that my truth is my right to determine, and that the foundation of my life as a woman is secure and protected. I am yet to achieve such validation.”
Explainer: the campaign for equal recognition for trans people
LGBT activists are seeking to make it easier for trans people to change their legal gender
THE Equality Network and Scottish Trans Alliance are urging the Scottish Parliament to make three key changes to the Gender Recognition Act (2004) to support trans people in Scotland.
The campaign was launched in 2014 by Scottish Trans Alliance, which is the Equality Network project to promote equality and inclusion based on gender identity and gender reassignment.
"Malicious misinformation" on gender recognition is impacting on trans young people, says charity
Campaigners for gender self-declaration say there are major misconceptions over the proposals
NATIONAL CHARITIES LGBT Youth Scotland and Scottish Trans Alliance, along with the national youth commission on gender recognition, say that the proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act could be vital for young people, but that misconceptions are impairing the debate.
Scottish Government launches proposal to make legal gender change easier
LGBTI and women’s organisations welcome proposals to amend the Gender Recognition Act
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has launched a consultation on plans to change legislation to make it simpler and less intrusive for trans people to change the gender listed on their birth certificates – a move which has been hailed by leading equality organisations.