Since devolution in 1999, Scotland has made real progress on aspects of
lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex – LGBTI – equality. We can be
proud that, in 2000, Scotland was the first part of Britain to repeal section
28. 14 years later, the overwhelming vote for equal marriage in the Scottish
Parliament, with wide public support, showed how far we had come.
But there is more to be done. Trans people and intersex people do not yet
have equality under the law. LGBTI people still face prejudice, discrimination
and hate crime, and many experience social isolation, especially in rural
areas. Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying are widespread
in schools, and many of our public services do not yet feel welcoming, or
deliver well, for LGBTI people.
Our manifesto is based on wide consultation with diverse LGBTI people
across Scotland, about the issues that matter most. We trust that the Scottish
Parliament and Government of 2016-21 will build on the work of the past 17
years, and we will do all that we can to help take these issues forward in
Read our LGBTI Equality Manifesto 2016