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Universities

‘Microaggression’ Guidance at Edinburgh University

Guidance titled “Recognising and Counteracting Microaggressions Against Trans and/or Non-Binary People” is currently being used in official staff training at the University of Edinburgh. This document was produced by the same authors as the “What is transphobia?” article, which was later removed from the (EDI) section of the University website, and repeats many of the […]

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Universities

Amendment for EUSA motion “Support for Student Sex Workers”

­­­BackgroundIn February 2014, Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Student Council passed a motion titled “Motion to support sex workers“. This motion declared support for the full decriminalisation of prostitution and pledged the following: 1. EUSA will put out a statement calling for the decriminalisation of sex work.  2. EUSA will contact sex workers’ rights organisations […]

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Universities

Response: ‘What is Transphobia?’ from Edinburgh University

We have become aware of an article on the University of Edinburgh’s official website in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion section titled “What is transphobia?”. The article presents itself as an authoritative resource for students, and gives the impression that it is the settled, agreed position of the University. In fact it is a political […]

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Schools

EqualiTeach and GEO Funding

On March 25th, EqualiTeach released a resource ‘Free to Be‘ which was available for 27 primary schools in London “in the early stages of their work in promoting LGBT+ equality.” This guidance was heavily criticised, in particular for misrepresenting the Equality Act (2010) and attacking the organisations Woman’s Place UK, Fair Play for Women and Transgender Trend. Lizz […]

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Consultation

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill Consultation – XX Submission

The following is our submission for the Scottish Government’s consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act. Click here for a pdf version. 1. Do you have any comments on the proposal that applicants must live in their acquired gender for at least 3 months before applying for a GRC?  Yes. The XX Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill Working Group […]