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Youth Commission: Trans Rights

The LGBT Youth Commission on Trans Rights was set up September 2017 to coincide with the Scottish Government’s consultation to review the Gender Recognition Act (2004). When proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act were paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the group decided to continue their work on trans rights choosing to focus on Trans health care.

Early in 2021 the group met to reflect on the issues facing trans young people accessing trans health care and identified a mission statement and set of objectives for their project.

 

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to advocate for accessible and fit for purpose systems of healthcare designed by and for trans people, including non-binary people. Ultimately with the goal of improving their quality of life, ensuring a safe, equal, and adequate level of care, and inspiring trans people to fight for their own autonomy.”

 

Objectives

  1. Campaign for fit-for-purpose trans health care
  2. Improve life for trans people
  3. Inspiring & empowering trans people to fight for their own autonomy

The youth commission are now planning their next steps.

 

Want to join the commission?

The Trans Rights Youth Commission is open to young people aged 13-25 who identify as trans (including non-binary trans people). If you are interested in joining this Youth Commission, please email sarah.anderson@lgbtyouth.org.uk.

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