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Media Articles – School ‘gender neutral’ toilets

Parents anger over ‘gender neutral’ toilets in primary school – The Herald 22/08/18

Letters: Irresponsible Scaremongering on gender-neutral toilets in Scottish Schools: James Morton – The Herald 23/08/18

Primary parents’ fury over unisex toilets – The Northern Times 07/12/18

Women’s campaign group calls for ‘urgent’ investigation into gender neutral toilets at Tayside schools The Courier 12/02/19

‘Gender-blind’ rules urged in row over school toilets – The Times 13/02/19

Campaigner writes open letter to East Renfrewshire Council over gender neutral toilets – Glasgow South Extra 14/02/19

Pupils are missing school because they don’t like mixed sex toilets and ‘period shaming’ is one of the main issues – Wales Online 15/02/19

Little room for debate: So what are gender-free toilets, do we need them and should our schools have them? – Sunday Post 17/2/19

Pupils at new Aberdeen school to be quizzed on unisex toilets – Evening Express 19/03/19

Unisex toilets at new £47m Scots school could be removed over privacy fears – The Scotsman 19/03/19

Parents angry at primary school’s plans for ‘gender neutral toilets’ – The Argus 10/04/19

Lochside Academy’s head teacher quizzed over ‘damaging’ social media claims about pupils’ behaviour – Evening Express 20/04/19

Mixed sex loos in Scottish schools break regulations, warn campaigners – The Scotsman 01/09/19

Mixed-gender toilets have ‘negative impact on girls’ – Tes Scotland 06/09/19

Are unisex toilets a good or bad idea in Milton Keynes secondary schools? – MKCitizen 15/11/19

Researcher rubbishes council claims of ‘zero’ complaints over mixed-gender loos in Dundee schools – Evening Telegraph 04/01/20

Swanmore College sparks outrage over gender neutral toilets – Hampshire Chronical 20/08/20

Mixed toilets to be considered for Musselburgh Grammar School refurbishment – East Lothian Courier 17/03/21

Unisex toilets at Musselburgh Grammar School will ‘reduce bullying, fear and mental anguish’ – East Lothian Courier 26/03/21

Parents and pupils raise concerns over lack of alternative to unisex toilets at Culloden Academy in Inverness, and want Highland Council to reconsider and provide single-sex toilets – Inverness Courier 20/08/21

POLL: Do you think unisex toilets, with no alternative, in schools are appropriate? Parents and pupils raise concerns over lack of alternative to unisex toilets at Culloden Academy in Inverness – Inverness Courier 20/8/21

U-BEND: Highland Council say unisex toilets will now be changed to male and female after backlash from parents and pupils at Culloden Academy in Inverness – Inverness Courier 20/08/21

POLL UPDATE: Plan for unisex-only toilets in a Highland school is rejected in our reader poll, with 94% of voters saying that it was unacceptable to force children to use them at premises such as Culloden Academy in Inverness – Inverness Courier 23/8/21

Primary school backlash after parents complain over gender-neutral toilets – Wales Online 11/09/21

Primary school forced into U-turn over gender-neutral toilets after parent backlash – Swindon Advertiser 13/09/21

Herts and Essex High School’s decision to remove toilet doors slammed – Bishop’s Stortford Independent 22/11/21

Councillors hear of claims that boys at Jedburgh Grammar Campus ‘waved sanitary products like flags’ – Southern Reporter 25/11/21

Schoolgirls rejecting mixed toilets over boys’ bad behaviour – The Times 26/11/21

Jedburgh pupils ‘waving sanitary products like flags’, meeting hears – Border Telegraph 01/12/21

The problem with gender-neutral loos – The Telegraph 06/12/21

Media Articles – Other

The Herald: Schools forget girls in a rush to adopt pro-trans policies (24/6/18)

The Scotsman: Girls ‘negatively affected’ by new rules on transgender school pupils (25/6/18)

BBC News Scotland: How should schools support transgender pupils? (25/6/18)

Unisex Changing Rooms put women at danger of sexual assault, data reveals – The Independent 02/09/18

Scottish Review: SR Investigation The Sexual Harassment of girls in Scottish Schools is a common occurrence (17/9/18)

The Times: Majority opt for self-declaring gender in government consultation (24/11/18)

The Times: Feminists fight against gender choice on census (4/12/18)

The Times: Gender Recognition (29/1/19)

The Times: Women ‘need more say’ on gender reform (29/1/19)

The Times: Top civil servant’s tweet leads to accusations of pro‑trans bias (6/2/19)

The Herald: Legal bid to allow Scots to choose sex in census will be rejected (7/2/19)

The Times: Gender-neutral toilets open in government offices (7/2/19)

The Times: Government funding ‘biased to trans activists’ (11/2/19)

The Herald: ‘Cross-dressing males’ to be allowed in women-only gym sessions in Glasgow (22/4/19)

The Herald: Female rights must be respected (22/4/19)

The Daily Record: Row erupts as cross-dressing men get to use female changing rooms in Glasgow sports facilities (22/4/19)

The Times: Cross dresser rule for changing rooms ‘alarming’ (23/4/19)

The Scotsman: Women join forces to defend ‘threatened’ rights (9/6/19)

The Scotsman: Why Queen Elizabeth deserves to be the UK’s matriarch (28/12/19)

Scottish Sun: SNP spark outrage citing academic’s ‘offensive’ remarks likening trans women’s bodies to mastectomy patients (08/01/20)

Scottish Sun: SNP ministers enrage breast cancer patients after using expert who made ‘offensive’ remarks about mastectomies (08/01/20)

Boy ‘took photos’ of girls in Newmarket Leisure Centre changing room – Suffolk News 07/12/21

UK W&E Committee Transgender Inquiry

Women & Equalities Committee Evidence Information Sheet

Transgender Equality Report (2015).

Gender Recognition Act Review

Gender Recognition Act Reform Information Sheet

GRA Information Leaflet


Template Letter to Councils about ‘Gender Neutral’ School Toilets

Template Letter to MSP’s: Respect For All Anti-Bullying School Guidance & Sexual Harassment

Open Letter to East Renfrewshire Council

Open Letter to Dundee City Council

Open Letter to City of Edinburgh Council

Open Letter to Angus Council

Scottish Futures Trust

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