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
Gayle Smith: The media needs to understand the consequences of its words for trans people
Activist Gayle Smith calls for more media responsibility when covering trans identity and related issues
AS the trans community paused this week to remember those who've been murdered due to hate crimes in the past year, I wanted to reflect on the impact words can and do have on both individuals and communities. This is particularly true with regard to those communities who are perceived for whatever reason as, shall we say, different.
'Adam' is spectacular in scope and brings a vital real life perspective on trans issues
CommonSpace theatre critic Tara Fitzpatrick says 'Adam' should be seen by as wide an audience as possible
GENDER is everywhere. It fuels our identity politics and governs our life choices and behaviour. The distinctions of gender are so entrenched that they even permeate our everyday language.
Adam Kashmiry identifies this in his opening monologue to Adam, the National Theatre of Scotland’s (NTS) new production based on the story of his own transgender experience.
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).
The world’s first junior LGBTQI+ roller derby league is starting in Scotland
The founders of Glasgow’s junior queer roller derby league speak to CommonSpace about stage names, feminism and setting an example
"WE aim to enhance our lives through sweat, solidarity, endorphins, contribution, community, and glitter." These are the inviting words of Resistance Roller Derby Glasgow’s Facebook page, and ones which encapsulate the ethos it is seeking to create with its fledgling league.
Gayle Smith: Remember those in the trans community who, unlike me, never got to be who they really are
Poet Gayle Smith shares her story and says it's important to remember those in the transgender community who have died in the struggle to be themselves
FOR the majority of people who aren't celebrating a birthday or anniversary, 20 November will be just another day. There is, however, one group of people for whom this date has a special significance, though many of their family, friends, and neighbours may not even be aware of this or of the reasons why.
Mick Clocherty: This is your one chance to be cool, Orange Order, don't flunk it
Writer Mick Clocherty speaks to transgender woman Adrianne Elson, a former member of the Orange Order who'd like to rejoin the women's lodge, and says there's a lesson of equality in it for all
THERE'S a mythical beast that can be found roaming the West of Scotland and Northern Ireland, but it has been sighted all over the world.
LGBTI charities launch resource to support trans young people in schools
Trans young people welcome renewed efforts to tackle transphobia in education
LGBT YOUTH SCOTLAND and Scottish Trans Alliance have launched a new resource aimed at helping primary and secondary teachers better understand and support trans young people.
Through national research, consultation and on-going work with young people, the organisations have identified poor experiences in schools linked to bullying or a lack of understanding of the issues facing trans and non-binary young people.
Boundary-breaking transgender film to be screened in Glasgow
Sundance hit 'Tangerine' filmed entirely on an iPhone and is 'major leap' for transgender people on film.
THE SCOTTISH Queer International Film Festival (Squiff) will screen a landmark film in transgender cinema, 'Tangerine', alongside local short films, in Glasgow's Glad Cafe this Thursday [18 February].