COME OUT FOR TRANS EQUALITY
The Scottish Government has proposed a Bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act. We need your help to make the Bill as inclusive as possible.
This Bill is a really important next step to improve the lives of trans people in Scotland. Simple reforms that allow trans people to be recognised without going through a long, medicalised process will make sure they are treated with respect.
Scotland has been leading on LGBT inclusion in the UK - it's vital that this doesn't start to go backwards. We need our allies to stand up for trans equality and support the bill.
Why trans equality matters
Stonewall research shows that trans people experience inequality and discrimination across all areas of life. There is a long way to go to end transphobia in our workplaces, universities, in healthcare and on the streets.
Yet misinformation in the media can mean that many people don’t realise what it means to be trans and what a difference legal changes would make. Every day there are ludicrous claims that people are being ‘turned trans’, and stories that sensationalise and misrepresent the reality of being trans. This is reminiscent of days gone by: days when the media constantly hounded lesbian, gay and bi people as deviants and prevented progress on equality for so long.
It would mean everything to me for the process of getting a certificate to be made more accessible, so I could be recognised fully as the gender I am.
Lewis Hancox - Read Lewis's Story
How can I support trans equality?
Everyone has the right to be themselves without fear. It will take time to secure better recognition for trans people, but by increasing understanding in our communities, informing and inspiring politicians and raising the visibility of trans people's stories we can achieve vital gains and pave the way for trans equality.
The fight for equality is far from over.
Hear trans voices
From doctors to filmmakers, hear trans people talk about their experiences and views in this series of films made by writers, filmmakers and non-binary trans activists Fox Fisher and Owl.
Whether it's downloading A Vision For Change, reading about the Gender Recognition Act or signing up to hear more about what Stonewall is doing, there are plenty of ways to Come Out For Trans people.
Based on the experiences of over 800 trans and non-binary people who took part in our research with YouGov
Read our Q&A of common questions about trans experiences and how to tackle myths and misconceptions often portrayed by the media.
We want to make sure trans voices are heard loud and clear during the Scottish Government review of the GRA
A Vision for Change is based on a shared mission: that trans people have the right to live full and authentic lives at work, home and in public
Stonewall Trans Advisory Group (STAG) supports the integration of trans equality across all of our campaigns and programmes
Scottish Trans Alliance and Equality Network campaign to Improving legal gender recognition in Scotland