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Transgender equality - House of Commons Library
Commons library
A backbench business debate on a motion relating to transgender equality will be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 1 December 2016. This Debate Pack gives a brief overview of the issues together with links to relevant materials. Gender reassignment is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, people can apply to the Gender Recognition ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2016-0223/
Gender recognition and the rights of transgender people ...
Commons library
Some transgender people have argued that the requirement for a diagnostic psychiatric report perpetuates the assumption, which they consider to be outdated and false, that being transgender is a mental health disorder. Many transgender people also consider the process to be overly intrusive, humiliating and administratively burdensome. The fee and associated costs are seen as expensive and ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8969/?fbclid=IwAR3fDMWBUy--zyJV2pIqNSFTDVgBCX-6LwUT1RYEPf9oOartVRGfx5mAmO4
Transgender Equality - publications - UK Parliament
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Publications for the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into Transgender Equality
https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/women-and-equalities-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/transgender-equality/publications/?u=1
House of Commons - Transgender Equality - Women and ...
15-16 Session Commons publication
Transgender Equality Contents. 1 Introduction. 1. This report, our first, is concerned with equality issues affecting transgender (or “trans”) 1 people, an umbrella term describing a diverse minority group whose members often experience very stark inequality. Terminology. 2. Each of us is at birth assigned a sex (male or female), based on our physical characteristics. Most people’s ...
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmwomeq/390/39004.htm
The gender recognition process - House of Commons Library
Commons library
This briefing paper has been withdrawn and replaced with another Commons Library briefing paper, CBP0969, Gender recognition and the rights of transgender
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8746/
House of Commons - Transgender Equality - Women and ...
15-16 Session Commons publication
The 2011 Advancing Transgender Equality action plan remains largely unimplemented. Within the next six months, the Government must agree a new strategy which it can deliver, with full cross-departmental support. (Paragraph 26) 3. It must also draw up a balance sheet of the previous transgender action plan, confirm those actions which have been completed and agree a new strategy to tackle those ...
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmwomeq/390/39010.htm
ParliOUT - UK Parliament
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ParliOUT is a Workplace Equality Network (WEN) in support of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people in Parliament. A principal aim of ParliOUT is to make LGBT role models more visible and accessible. The network also provides a welcoming social forum and an informal support network of people from across Parliament. With the other WENs, ParliOUT strives to create a supportive and ...
https://www.parliament.uk/about/working/workplace-equality-networks/parliout/
Gender Equality Policy Hub - UK Parliament
offices
(last updated May 2020) The Gender Equality Policy Map is published by the Gender Equality Policy Hub in the House of Commons' Scrutiny Unit. It maps some of the key policies with relevance to equality for and between women and men, boys and girls including:
https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/scrutinyunit/gender-equality-policy-map/
Petitions - UK Government and Parliament
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Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants. This topic was debated on 19 October 2020. Watch the debate for the ‘Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants’ petition on parliamentlive.tv. Read the transcript for the ‘Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants’ petition at parliament.uk
https://petition.parliament.uk/
Research briefings
research briefings
UK Parliament produces impartial analysis and research on a variety of topics. Read our research on topics that affect the UK like the economy, health, and security. Browse in-depth briefings for legislation and issues debated in the House of Commons. Explore interactive local data dashboards and ...
https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/
MISREPRESENTATION OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA ...
12-13 Session early day motion
That this House condemns misrepresentation of transgender people in the British media; notes that some media organisations continue to misrepresent transgender people deliberately and publish their private information in spite of the findings of the Leveson report and in breach of the editors code; believes that such misrepresentation has an extremely damaging impact on those individuals who ...
https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/1256
Women in Parliament: new report highlights progress and ...
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UK Gender Sensitive Parliament Audit published. A new UK Gender-Sensitive Parliament Audit, carried out by members and staff of both Houses of Parliament, was published on Thursday 20 December 2018.
https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2018/december/gender-sensitive-parliament-audit-published-today--/
House of Commons - Register Of All-Party Parliamentary ...
15-09-29 Commons publication
Register Of All-Party Parliamentary Groups [as at 29 September 2015 ] Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights. Title. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights. Purpose. To support and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. Category . Subject Group Officers. Role. Name. Party. Chair ...
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/150929/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-rights.htm
Self-identification of Gender - Hansard
21-11-18 Hansard
The transgender person never meets the panel that makes that decision about them. When the UK Government introduced the 2004 Act, it was world leading, as the hon. Member for Brent Central mentioned. We feel that the time is right to ask whether it is still appropriate and whether it needs improving. We have head from 100,000 people and from colleagues across the House. Share The edit just ...
https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-11-21/debates/BE06C5D4-E549-4F94-87B1-9B77F32EA155/Self-IdentificationOfGender
Law and transgender equality, employment issues examined ...
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Transgender (or "trans") people do not identify with the gender assigned to them at birth (based on physical characteristics). Many trans people "transition" into a new ("acquired") gender and this can (but does not have to) involve undergoing medical treatment to bring their body into line with their acquired gender. Purpose of session . Issues likely to be covered in this evidence session ...
https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/women-and-equalities-committee/news-parliament-2015/evidence-transgender-inquiry-third-15-16/
Consult with women on proposals to enshrine 'gender ...
petition
The government proposes to amend the law to allow people to self-identify as men or women, and to stop allowing organisations in sensitive situations to exclude people of the opposite birth sex. We call for women to be consulted on how to protect women and girls' rights, safety, privacy and dignity.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/214118
House of Commons - Transgender Equality - Women and ...
15-16 Session Commons publication
Transgender young persons are also engaging in earlier social transitions, developing important networks of peer-support and enjoying formative experiences in their preferred gender. 64. 67. Mr Dunne also summarised for us the trends in legislation in other countries: Eighteen is, I think, the general standard, but […] we have to look at what the reasoning was behind that. If you look at the ...
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmwomeq/390/39006.htm?fbclid=IwAR3ct8pUWV16nPhI9XhepItlj3c_iVcVlyxVY8IbDtasuVAQeu6HHMh9sC0
Written statements - Written questions, answers and ...
We want transgender people to be free to live and to prosper in a modern Britain. We have looked carefully at the issues raised in the consultation, including potential changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004. It is the Government’s view that the balance struck in this legislation is correct, in that there are proper checks and balances in the system and also support for people who want ...
https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2020-09-22/hlws457
International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia ...
That this House notes that 17 May is the annual International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Interphobia to highlight the violence and discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex communities and other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) continue to face; further notes with concern ...
https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/56969/international-day-against-homophobia-biphobia-transphobia-and-interphobia-2020
Contact information for Lisa Nandy - MPs and Lords - UK ...
Lisa Nandy is the Labour MP for Wigan, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010. She currently undertakes the role of Shadow Foreign Secretary.
https://members.parliament.uk/member/4082/contact
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