Results 321–340 of 2000 for transgender

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Discrimination (13 Sep 2011)

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she plans to take to raise awareness of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health (28 Sep 2011)

Richard Simpson: ...will talk a bit about that, as well as about health inequalities. As far as mental health in minority groups is concerned, I think that addressing mental health in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is important. I hope that that will be part of the see me programme in future, and I ask the minister to confirm in summing up whether it will be. I ask him also to undertake...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage (10 Oct 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: ...not religious marriage. Between now and the publication of the consultation, we will be meeting with a wide range of people with an interest in this issue, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and religious and non-religious organisations, to help shape the formal consultation document.

Violence against Women and Girls (12 Oct 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: ...worldwide violence against women and girls, unless I find a multiplier for the work that I am doing. I have done so, and have developed numerous messages on women and on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Travelling Ministers have agreed to take those messages to international meetings and raise them wherever they go. The issue at the moment is finding out who is going where...

Animals: Experimentation — Question for Short Debate (24 Oct 2011)

Lord Willis of Knaresborough: ...procedures, particularly in the past couple of years, with some 3.7 million being used in 2010. However, 47 per cent of those include animals that are bred to be used in laboratories, particularly transgender mice. It also includes the production of zebrafish on which to experiment. When you look at the figures more closely, you see that the use of dogs has gone down by 2 per cent, rabbits...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships (25 Oct 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: ...of the consultation myself and officials in the Government Equalities Office will be meeting with a wide range of people with an interest in this issue, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups and religious and non-religious organisations, to help shape the formal consultation document. These meetings are scheduled to take place over the coming weeks and are being held on a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (26 Oct 2011)

Baroness Northover: ...good governance and transparency; andfight corruption. When we have specific concerns about a Government's failure to protect their citizens' rights, including those of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, we raise these either directly or in conjunction with international partners at the highest levels of the Government concerned. We may judge that specific human rights concerns...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Council of Europe (UK Chairmanship) (26 Oct 2011)

David Lidington: ...or gender identity across Europe. The Government are committed to using their relationship with other countries to push for unequivocal support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including advocating for changes to discriminatory practices and laws that criminalise homosexuality in other countries. The Council of Europe has adopted recommendations on this...

Education and Training (Young People with Autism): New Clause 30 — Abolition of certain sentences for dangerous offenders (1 Nov 2011)

Kenneth Clarke: ...is defective in its drafting—I can tell her why—and I can assure her that we will table amendments in the other House to give effect to what she is asking for. We also propose to cover the transgender issue. I think that will help us to get on with the debate.

Big Society — Question for Short Debate (2 Nov 2011)

Lord Patel of Bradford: ...is remarkably diverse, we need also to see a magistracy as a whole that is diverse. We should be accustomed to seeing more women and people with disabilities, more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magistrates, more black and minority ethnic magistrates as well as those who are younger, older, of all faiths or none, married, single or in a civil partnership and, of course, wealthy or...

Scottish Parliament: Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2 Report) (3 Nov 2011)

Patrick Harvie: ...or to football matches. It is drawn so broadly that it could apply to a huge range of media, including music. Music that is circulating in popular culture calls for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to be murdered. I might be content with some scrutiny, control and regulation of that, but it has not been subject to any real thought; it will happen as a side effect or a...

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Bullying (7 Nov 2011)

Caroline Lucas: ...'s guidance, Preventing and Tackling Bullying Advice for School Leaders, staff and Governing Bodies, when he plans to update the website to provide links to further information and organisations on transgender and other issues; and if he will add the Gender Identity Research and Education Society to the organisations listed under LGBT in the guidance and insert a link to the society's...

Written Answers — Home Department: UK Border Agency: Training (9 Nov 2011)

Damian Green: ...a service to the public. The subjects covered by new initiatives in 2011 have included, among others, asylum claims from minors; cases involving trafficking and torture victims; lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual applicants; family removals; and interview techniques. Over 1,000 staff from across the Agency have been trained to enable them to undertake essential operational duties in...

Women and Equalities: Hate Crime (10 Nov 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: We take all bulling very seriously, including homophobic and transgender bullying. The Department of Health has issued new guidelines on bullying that are much more condensed and to the point. Also, Ofsted has now included behaviours in its inspection regime. The hon. Lady is right: this is an appalling form of hate crime, and we are dealing with it.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Cohesion, Sharing and Integration Strategy (14 Nov 2011)

Jennifer McCann: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his comments so far. Will he confirm that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sector was also contacted during the CSI consultation and that its views will be taken on board by the five-party working group?

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Disability Hate Crime (23 Nov 2011)

Tom Clarke: ...religious hate crimes. However, the Ministry of Justice has said that the Act will be updated so that where any offence is shown to be motivated by hostility towards the victim on the grounds of transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, sentences must be more severe. The implication is that the law will be strengthened so that courts “must” impose a sentence...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships: Ceremonies (5 Dec 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: ...the end of this Parliament. From now until the publication of the consultation we will be meeting with a wide range of people with an interest in this issue, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups and religious and non-religious organisations to help shape the formal consultation document. These discussions have been held on a confidential basis and we have not asked...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Advancing Transgender Equality (8 Dec 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: ...all to be able to play their full part will lead to a strong society which values all of its citizens. The UK has a record to be proud of in advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people but we must not be complacent. We know that challenges still exist and we need to take bolder actions to deal with these issues. Too many transgender people still face outdated...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Domestic Violence against Men (12 Dec 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: ...funding provided each year to the men’s advice line, which provides support and signposting services for male victims, and to Broken Rainbow, which provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims.

Saudi Arabia — Question for Short Debate (12 Dec 2011)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...Avebury, about the ideology that is taught in some of the madrassas around the world and about the hate-filled propaganda that permeates them and emanates from them. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender groups are defined as criminals under the criminal code. While public execution on conviction is a possibility, courts may impose sentences of flogging and imprisonment. This is...


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