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Come Out For Trans Equality

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

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.

What is the Gender Recognition Act?

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.

  • 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.

We’d like to keep you up to date with how your support is making a difference to LGBT people everywhere. We need your consent to share news, campaigns, events and ways in which you can further support this important work.

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.