Scotland

Hundreds of members of the LGBT+ community marched through Dundee as part of Trans Pride Scotland 2019. (Photo by Stewart Kirby/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Trans healthcare in Scotland will get a desperately needed financial boost of £2 million in “crisis funding”, the Scottish government has announced. The money for trans healthcare comes as part
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Humza Yousaf put forward the proposed amendment to his hate crime bill. (Getty/Fraser Bremner) The Scottish government has pulled an amendment that sought to exempt “criticism of transgender identity” from hate crime laws. The country’s justice minister Humza Yousaf announced via Twitter on Monday (1 February) that he had pulled a planned amendment to the
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Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has condemned transphobia, saying it should be treated with “zero tolerance”. (Getty/ Andrew Milligan – WPA Pool) SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has strongly condemned transphobia in a “message from the heart”, insisting it is “vital to speak up for what is right and against injustice”. Sturgeon posted a video to
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The national census in Britain will, for the very first time, ask questions on the public’s sexual orientation and gender identity. With the last census taken in 2011, the sprawling procedure has long provided pollsters and policy-makers a baseline portrait to use when crafting surveys or analysing results. The Office for National Statistics, the agency
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A mother is fighting for the right to create embryos from her late trans daughter’s sperm. (Envato) A mother battling to save her late trans daughter’s frozen sperm from being destroyed has been granted a temporary reprieve. Louise Anderson, 45, launched a legal bid to stop the NHS destroying the sperm samples of her 16-year-old
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Pride Edinburgh – the stalwart of Scotland’s LGBT+ celebrations – has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Stewart Kirby/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Scotland’s Pride calendar suffered a devastating blow after Pride Edinburgh organisers announced Tuesday evening that the celebration will be cancelled, citing the swelling coronavirus pandemic. For the last 24 years, the Pride
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An armed Scotland Police officer. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Despite rocketing rates of violence against LGBT+ people in Scotland, absolutely no Police Scotland officers have been sent to a training course to better tackle the upsurge. According to the BBC, the country’s top police officer in 2016 said that tackling hate crime is an “absolute priority”
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The Catholic Church has explained its position on trans rights – and it’s singing from a very old, very homophobic hymn book. (Michael Campanella/Getty Images) The Catholic Church has vowed to defeat gender recognition reform in Scotland to reassert the “natural instinct” of marriage between one man and one woman. The church restated its long-standing
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Someone practically did the lord’s work by surveying London-based Grindr users their voting intention, and they’re exactly what you would expect. (Tom Court) In the only poll that matters during the UK’s third general election in five years, 77 per cent of London-based Grindr users intended to vote for the Labour Party today. They might
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