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Come Out For Trans Equality

Join us in the fight to achieve equality for all trans people


In 2017 and 2018, many thousands of you came out for trans equality by responding to the Gender Recognition Act consultation.

Together we showed the Scottish government how the current process is outdated, dehumanising and excludes many trans people. Together we have made a strong case for change.

But now more than ever we need to speak up. Please take five minutes to write to your MSP today, to tell them why you support trans equality and ask them to support reform of the Gender Recognition Act.

Write to your MSP today.

Your email will let your MSP know that trans equality remains a priority in your community and boost the confidence of the government to take a vital stride forward this year.

Find out more about what you can do to support Gender Recognition Act reform in Scotland.

We need more focus on trans issues and better recognition of non-binary genders, as well as the right to self-define one's gender without unnecessary medicalisation.


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 in 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.

I want people to know that being trans isn't a problem, flaw or a mistake - it's just one facet of life.

ROCH, 29

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.

Write to your MSP today and find out more about the fight for trans equality.

  • Hear from trans people like Shash and Roch about what Gender Recognition Act reform means to them and watch Fox and Owl’s film series below.
  • Help build understanding by sharing The Truth About Trans with your friends, family and colleagues.
  • Share your support on Twitter and Facebook.

The fight for equality is far from over.


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Thank you! Together, we’ll show the world that hate and inequality don’t stand a chance. Use the buttons below to share your support and encourage others to do the same.

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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.

Hear from trans and non-binary people about respect, controlling the narrative, the importance of allies, and how trans people can and do have happy, successful lives.