Last week Nicola Sturgeon issued a very public statement in support of trans rights, on the back of accusations that the SNP was failing in its efforts against transphobia. This week, we are delighted to see the Green Party has taken a similar stance.
Following news that at least 40 women have left the party as a result of trans woman Kathryn Bristow, a GenderGP Pathway Advisor, being made head of the Women’s section, the party has made its position clear.
In a statement it said: “We are unequivocal in our support for trans rights. We recognise that trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities exist and are valid. We acknowledge there has been conflict in our party and we are committed to resolving it, as well as to finding ways forward that uphold everyone’s human rights.”
We are proud of the Green Party for standing firm in its support of this marginalised group. Kat is an extremely valuable member of that party. Kat’s appointment is testament to the insights and expertise that fae brings, traits that we see everyday in faer work with GenderGP, where fae has helped many people.
We call on all political leaders to publicly state their position in relation to trans rights.
GenderGP offers Health and Well-being services to transgender people of all ages, in line with best practice guidance of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. Gender-affirming care saves lives.