Equality News Update: Trans Awareness Week 2020

This week is Transgender Awareness Week! Running from 13-19 Nov 2020, this week aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by trans people across the world and encourage people to stand up and help address these issues and barriers. Allies can do this by taking action, educating communities and sharing stories and experiences of … Continue reading Equality News Update: Trans Awareness Week 2020

Equality News Update: Herald Scotland: Police Scotland bid to address lack of LGBTI officers

Next month, Police Scotland will be hosting a recruitment drive to try and increase the number of officers from the LGBTI community. This will be an opportunity to learn more about what's involved when joining the Police, as well as officers sharing their own experiences with potential recruits.   Learn more here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18868045.police-scotland-bid-address-lack-lgbti-officers/ #EqNews #LocalServices … Continue reading Equality News Update: Herald Scotland: Police Scotland bid to address lack of LGBTI officers

Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time

Reported by The Guardian – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In Scotland for the 2022 Census, people will be asked voluntary questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity. With the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions put in place, the 2022 Census is … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time

Equality News Update: The National: The greatest risk to LGBTQ youth is pretending they don’t exist

Reported by The National – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. WHAT age were you when you had your first real crush? Was it before or after the first time you had a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” for two weeks after your friend went across the playground to … Continue reading Equality News Update: The National: The greatest risk to LGBTQ youth is pretending they don’t exist

Equality News Update: The Press and Journal: Hate crimes against LGBT community hit record high across Aberdeen and Dundee

Reported by The Press and Journal – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media.  Homophobic hate crime has reached its highest level on record in both Aberdeen and Dundee, official figures show. Annual statistics released by the Crown Office show that crimes motivated by sexual orientation hit a … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Press and Journal: Hate crimes against LGBT community hit record high across Aberdeen and Dundee

Fife Women’s Tent – New Developments

On Thursday 27 February 2020, a few members of Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics got together at High Valleyfield Community Centre to reminisce about what we learned and the good feelings we had when we attended the previous events.  We also discussed how this project can move forward to include more marginalised women.  Jo did a wonderful job … Continue reading Fife Women’s Tent – New Developments