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International Women's Day (6 Mar 2003)

Ben Chapman: ...but in perceptions. Societal attitudes must change. When walking down the street can be dangerous and humiliating, it is not surprising that transsexuals become dysphoric and despondent. Transgender behaviour is a normal variation of the human condition and should be seen as such. It is not a disorder. A civilised society has a fundamental responsibility to adapt to the needs of all its...

Scottish Parliament: Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 59A — Offences aggravated by religious prejudice (19 Feb 2003)

Pauline McNeill: .... Robin Harper, Kate Maclean and others on the Equal Opportunities Committee have consistently argued that something should be done, so what should we do? In a recent survey of 920 lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people, 79 per cent had suffered verbal or physical abuse and 20 per cent had suffered physical abuse. Those are quite staggering figures. One of the problems is that the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Discrimination: Discrimination (18 Feb 2003)

Hugh Henry: ...particular groups. For example, the Race Equality Advisory Forum considered issues of discrimination for minority ethnic communities in Scotland; we have established a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) health discussion forum which is considering access to primary health care for LGBT people, and we recently announced the creation of a new independent group to examine what more...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Crime: Crime (5 Feb 2003)

Hugh Henry: ...supported by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) and the Scottish Executive and led to the setting up of a wider group, the Scottish Police and Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Liaison Forum. The forum’s main remit is to advise ACPOS on service delivery issues in relation to LGBT communities. It also advises COSLA and the Executive on...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Justice: Justice (27 Jan 2003)

...fiscal and in information held about cases prosecuted in the courts. In addition, we are working as part of our diversity strategy to strengthen our contacts within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities so as to obtain a better understanding of their concerns.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Community Safety: Community Safety (14 Oct 2002)

Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how its community safety grant-making policies and monitoring procedures ensure that the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities are addressed by local authorities in their service provision.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (14 Oct 2002)

Nora Radcliffe: ...Executive what policies and procedures the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has in place to ensure that equal opportunities policies, particularly in respect of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, are incorporated into the service’s activities.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Travellers Tips (24 Jul 2002)

Mike O'Brien: The tips for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender travellers and the guidelines for the police on forced marriage are both available on the FCO website—www.fco.gov.uk.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Sexual Health: Sexual Health (28 May 2002)

Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money was spent providing sexual health services targeted at, and accessible to, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in each of the last two years and how much is proposed to be spent in the current year, broken down by NHS board.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Social Inclusion: Social Inclusion (28 May 2002)

Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money was spent on youth work provision targeted at, and accessible by, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in each of the last two years and how much is proposed to be spent in the current year, broken down by local authority.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Social Inclusion: Social Inclusion (28 May 2002)

Hugh Henry: The Scottish Executive is committed to looking at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues as part of its wider work on mainstreaming equality and promoting equal opportunities. Following a meeting with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in autumn 2001 the, then, Minister for Health asked officials to convene a discussion forum to ensure that the particular health...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Young People: Young People (23 May 2002)

Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to ensure that locally accessible youth work and support provision is available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people throughout Scotland.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Young People: Young People (23 May 2002)

Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what policies and plans it has to reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people who may be having difficulty coming to terms with their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Justice: Justice (21 May 2002)

Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to ensure that the special needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are taken into consideration as part of the consultation process on Vital Voices - Helping Vulnerable Witnesses Give Evidence .

Scottish Parliament written answers — Social Inclusion: Social Inclusion (22 Mar 2002)

Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities currently have strategies in place to offer help and advice to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (10 Jul 2001)

Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to encourage and support NHS Trusts and health boards in tackling any health inequalities experienced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (10 Jul 2001)

Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how good practice in addressing any health inequalities experienced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities is shared between NHS Trusts, health boards and its Health Department.

Scottish Parliament: Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (19 Jan 2000)

Jackie Baillie: ..., all too often those whose culture is not part of what might be described as the mainstream face exclusion, discrimination and harassment. We know that those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities face exclusion because of their sexual orientation. That is not acceptable in a modern, democratic society. As part of developing the first equality strategy for the Executive...

Scottish Parliament: Equalities (2 Dec 1999)

Kate Maclean: .... I do not agree with Jamie McGrigor that there should be no special rules or status, as gender-neutral or colour-blind approaches have not worked. I do not want to omit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, who are often overlooked. Currently, they have no protection in law, although I suppose that we could deal with that were we in the situation described in the SNP...

Orders of the Day — Schedule 5: Reserved Matters (31 Mar 1998)

Roseanna Cunningham: ...that case than me, do not immediately leap to their feet to talk and ask about it, but, as I understand it, that case ruled that discrimination against a transsexual person on account of his or her transgender status is equivalent to sex discrimination that is covered by the equal treatment directive. I know that United Kingdom law on sex discrimination would still need to be updated to...


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