COME OUT FOR TRANS EQUALITY
In December 2019, the Scottish Government proposed a draft bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act and launched a public consultation on this.
This consultation has now closed. Thank you for making your voice heard and helping to influence reform of the Gender Recognition Act in Scotland.
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.