Maggie Mellon: @ScotGov is embracing policies which will harm children - I and other feminists will challenge them
Maggie Mellon, feminist campaigner and former social worker specialising in child protection, argues that the Scottish Government has embraced policies on transgender issues which willl harm children, and says an increasing number of women are challenging it
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.
'By trans people, for trans people': Scotland to celebrate its first ever Trans Pride
Trans people and allies to march through Edinburgh to celebrate and protest for equality
SCOTLAND WILL celebrate its first ever Pride march and event aimed specifically at trans people in Edinburgh this Saturday 31 March.
Organised by a new community organisation, Trans Pride Scotland, the event promises to be the first of many, with the aim of bringing together trans people and their allies from across the country in a show of “strength, solidarity and mutual support”.
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.
MEPs strike a blow against forced sterilisation of trans people and for LGBTI mental health rights
Europe’s MEPs vote in favour of safeguarding the rights of LGBTI communities laying down a challenge to authoritarian discrimination in Turkey and Europe
FORCED STERILISATION of Trans citizens across the European Union should be a banned practice according to a report approved and adopted by members of the EU’s parliament yesterday (Tuesday 14 February).
"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.