Home > News > Together – An open letter to MSPs from the LGBT community in support of trans equality.
26 January 2020   |    News
We are LGBT groups, and organisations working for LGBT equality, from all over Scotland.
The LGBT community in Scotland, and our allies, have worked together for a better Scotland, changing this country for the better of all its people and challenging sexual orientation and gender reassignment discrimination. In this journey we have learned that as an LGBT community we are stronger when we are united.
In all our progress in working towards our shared goal of equality for all, we have proudly recognised and valued the range of needs and priorities within our diverse community.
Recently, we have been concerned by attempts by some to isolate the trans community from the wider LGBT community; this goes against everything we stand for.
Trans people are the women, men, and non-binary people that they say they are.
We are resolute and united in support of trans equality and human rights, as we have always been, and today reaffirm our support for trans people and equality.
We stand for LGBT equality alongside equality for all other groups – there is no real equality unless it is equality for all.
We stand for full inclusion in the census. People must be allowed to record their own sexual orientation, even if they use less common terms. Trans people must be allowed to record the sex in which they live.
We stand in support of a reformed Gender Recognition Act that enables trans people to more smoothly change their birth certificates to match their lives and other identity documents.
Aberdeen LGBTQ+ Forum
Auld Reekie Roller Derby
Ayrshire LGBT+ Education Network
Caledonian Thebans RFC
Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus
Dundee University LGBT+ Society
Edinburgh University Staff Pride Network
Free Pride Glasgow
Glasgow Alphas RFC
Glasgow LGBTQI Substance Use Working Group
Glasgow University LGBTQ+
Highland LGBT Forum
LEAP Sports Scotland
LGBT Health and Wellbeing
LGBT Youth Scotland
LGBT+ Labour Scotland
LGBT+ Lib Dems
Out for Independence
Out On Sundays
Perth Parrots Floorball Club
Pride East Kilbride
Pride in the Borders
Pride Proms Project
Pride Saltire – East Lothian
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland LGBTQ+ Society
Saltire Thistle FC
Scene Alba Magazine
Scottish Bi+ Network
Scottish Borders LGBT Equality
Scottish LGBTI Police Association
Stirling University LGBTQ+ Society
Strathclyde University LGBT+ Society
Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland
Time For Inclusive Education
University of Glasgow LGBT+ Staff Network
West Lothian Pride
Winter Pride Scotland
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Equality Network is a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights charity.
The Equality Network is a registered Scottish charity: SC037852, and a company limited by guarantee: SC220213.
We are grateful for funding from the Scottish Government