There is a growing pattern amongst sporting institutes who are announcing they have a trans inclusive approach to participation in sports. This extends to individuals who do not have legal recognition of their preferred sex. There are many examples worldwide but I will limit examples below which directly affect Scotland. 1/ LGBT Youth Scotland guidance … Continue reading Women’s Sport Information Sheet
In May 2018 the Scottish Government published their first 'Position Statement’ on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Article I For the purposes of the present Convention, the term "discrimination against … Continue reading What’s the priority, Gender or Sex?
Last year the Scottish Government opened a public consultation for possible changes to the regulations that govern school toilets and many objections to the option of introducing gender neutral toilets were made. Strong calls from the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) emphasised the importance that "school toilet facilities (be) compliant with human rights … Continue reading Councils’ ‘gender neutral’ school toilets ignore Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s call for a Human Rights approach
On Thursday 6/12/18 the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee met with Christina McKelvie MSP , the Minister for Older People and Equalities for an ask-the-Minister session. In the week or so leading up to this session the Committee had taken the move to ask members of the public via Twitter and Facebook for … Continue reading Sexual Harassment & Sexist Bullying of schoolgirls excluded from Anti-Bullying guidance
I've posted before that Trans Lobby Groups use the same two tactics whenever they are campaigning for changes to legislation, policies etc #1 We are already doing it #2 It won't make a difference to anyone else, because the number of trans people / non-binary are so low On Thursday 6/12/18 the CTEEA Committee heard … Continue reading Lobby Group Tactics used at Census Bill Oral Evidence
I had been noticing for a while that very subtle changes were happening in just about every sector of society that amounted to the dilution of the sex based protections provided for women and girls. And yet ..... no public figures were even talking about this let alone making a fuss. It quickly became apparent … Continue reading “Always Be True To Yourself”
I welcome the proposal to amend the 2021 Census to enable data to be collected on Sexual Orientation and Trans, however clarity and further public consultation is required before the term ‘Gender Identity’ is written into any legislation. The Explanatory Notes accompanying the Bill state - “Sex already includes the gender with which a person … Continue reading Census Bill Written Submission