Monthly Archives: July 2015

LGBT Health shortlisted for Scottish LGBTI Awards

Friday, December 14, 2018


We are absolutely delighted to announce that LGBT Health’s work has been shortlisted for a number of categories in the Scottish LGBTI Awards.

Firstly our work is shortlisted for the Diversity Award, which celebrates initiatives which recognise the diversity of the LGBTI community and seek to involve diverse identities.

Secondly, our LGBT Age Capacity Building Project, which has done such creative and impactful work in raising awareness of the issues facing older LGBT people, is shortlisted in the Equality Initiative of the Year category, which celebrates an innovative Scottish campaign or initiative which has raised awareness or affected change.

And last but not least, the fantastic Bi & Beyond community group which we host and support has been shortlisted in the Community Group of the Year category.

The award ceremony will be held in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel on Thursday 10 Septem­ber. Wish us luck!

More information at

Transgender News – July 2015

Friday, December 14, 2018


This is a list of updates from and for the Scottish transgender community in February 2015. If you would like to contribute this in the future please get in touch.

Don’t forget to sign up to T Monthly, our regular trans-focussed newsletter, for all the most up-to-date information. You can download a PDF of this month’s full edition here.

Celebrate at the first Scottish LGBTI Awards

We are excited to announce that the first Scottish LGBTI Awards will take place at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, on Thursday 10 September 2015!

The Scottish LGBTI Awards is a special annual event that recognises and celebrates those who have made a positive contribution to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland during the past year.

The Awards Ceremony

The glittering red carpet awards ceremony will take place at Glasgow’s iconic Grand Central Hotel and will include a sparkling drinks reception, a delicious three course meal with wine, and a night of entertainment to remember.

The magnificent surroundings of the Grand Ballroom will host the first Scottish LGBTI Awards ceremony.

Tickets are now on sale for this unique event, only 300 places are available, so book yours here to avoid disappointment.

Awards Nominations

Nominations are now open across the twelve categories of awards that recognise and celebrate those who have contributed to LGBTI equality and human rights in Scotland. Click here to nominate and find out more about the awards categories. Nominations close on July 2nd 2015.

Scottish Transgender Alliance ‘Justice Guide’ now available online

See it here:

Shelter Scotland’s Private Tenants Forum – trans tenants voices wanted!

Shelter Scotland are hosting a free event in Edinburgh on the 15th July 5:30-7pm for people to find out more about their rights as tenants. A housing advisor will be here too, and we’ll have refreshments too. We should be able to cover child care costs as well. Spaces are free but limited, so people will need to let me know if they’re coming by the 8th July.

We’re offering a free workshop on one of the following:

  • Tenancy agreements – what are they? and what should they cover?
  • Deposits – what do they cover? and how should they be treated?
  • Evictions – when can I be asked to leave?
  • Rents – when can they be changed?

We’re asking people to fill out a short survey monkey to let us know what they would like to know more about here:

Do you know a great non-gender-discriminating barber? Are you looking for a salon with gender-neutral pricing? Short Hair Don’t Care is for you!

Short Hair Don’t Care is a non-profit project that aims to make it easy to find a hairstylist who makes you feel comfortable and charges you fairly. We do this by sharing the details of barbers who will cut short hair on a person of any gender and salons/hairstylists who employ gender-neutral price schemes.

We invite you to use Short Hair Don’t Care hair professionals the next time you need a trim, of course, but we also need your help! The project is always looking for more businesses with a commitment to gender equality. If you use a business that you have found welcoming, we want to hear about them and provide them with free advertising.

For more information, visit Short Hair Don’t Care to read more about our ethos and how to get involved. If you have any questions, please email

Gender Neutral Toilet Finder App

A new Gender Neutral Toilet Finder app has been set up and as of now, under 8hrs of the page being active, we have already hit 30 supporters! Click here to read more and register your support for the app to help its progress:

LGBTQI Church Friendly Fair – Edinburgh

On Saturday 26th September 2015 7-8.30pm, Our Tribe @ Augustine United in partnership with the Chaplaincy at Edinburgh University, are hosting an LGBTQI Friendly Church Fair, and wondered if your church, group or organisation would like to participate in it?

The aim of the fair is to bring together LGBTQI affirming churches, faith communities and LGBTQI groups and organisations in Edinburgh, so that Edinburgh Uni students can find information and opportunities to connect with us, and so that we can connect with each other.

If you would like to participate, we would invite you to host a stall with leaflets etc about your organisation. We will have refreshments available. There will be a welcome and introduction near the start and then the rest of the evening will simply be an opportunity to meet, mix and share.

If you would like your organisation to participate in this please email Maxwell Reay. We hope that you can share in this event.

Useful trans community links and resources

The Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. Click here to access a wealth of links and resources for the trans community.