Categories
Uncategorized

SNP Manifesto Commitment to the LGBTI Community We Will Change Scottish Society

Stonewall Scotland (@StonewallScot) | Twitter

The SNP manifesto commitment to the LGBTI network says it all

01: Seek full devolution from the UK government of employment, equality and immigration

02: Introduce measures ensuring LGBT+ and intersex people are treated with dignity, respect and free from discrimination

03: Reform Gender recognition laws and recognise non-binary people in all official documents

04: Pardon retrospectively where needed, pardons for gay and bi people criminalised for their sexuality

05: Provide funding for life-saving PrEP medication

06: Protect the Human Rights Act and the Equality Act

07: Outlaw dangerous and discredited conversion therapy

08: Champion LGBT+ equality and human rights worldwide

The inclusion of such a radical programme of change in the manifesto, without discussion with or approval of party members breaks new ground for a Party which is at sixes and sevens as to the direction it intends to take the nation and there are many in the Party who are very unhappy with the leadership. But the force is apparently with other organisations.

SUPPORTING TRANS YOUNG PEOPLE

The Scottish LGBTI Equality Pledge

The Pledge has been developed by the Equality Network, Scottish Trans Alliance, Stonewall Scotland and LGBT Youth Scotland, national charities working for LGBTI equality and human rights in Scotland. It calls for candidates to commit to:

01: Promote positive mental wellbeing for LGBTI people, ensuring that actions to improve Scotland’s mental health specifically address the inequalities LGBTI people face.

02: Support LGBTI people to have equal access to health and social care services, including by reforming NHS gender identity services to be fit-for-purpose.

03: Improve LGBTI rights and protections in the law, including by reforming laws on gender recognition and ending conversion therapy.

04: Support LGBTI young people to flourish in schools through the continued implementation of inclusive education.

05: Stand up for all LGBTI people, including the most marginalised – LGBTI people of colour, refugees, disabled people, older people, and trans people.

We want to see as many MSPs committed to LGBTI equality in the next Scottish Parliament as possible. Please take the time to email your candidates to let them know this matters to you, and ask them to sign our LGBTI pledge. It can make a real difference!

Everything tagged Stonewall Scotland - All About Trans

The undernoted SNP candidates have signed the pledge
Aberdeen Central – Kevin Stewart
Aberdeen Donside – Jackie Dunbar
Aberdeen South – Audrey Nicoll
Aberdeen West – Fergus Mutch
Airdrie & Shotts – Neil Gray
Banff & Buchan – Karen Adam
Clydesdale – Màiri McAllan
Dundee East – Shona Robison
Dundee West – Joe FitzPatrick
East Kilbride – Collette Stevenson
Edinburgh Central – Angus Robertson

Edinburgh North – Ben Macpherson
Edinburgh South – Catriona MacDonald
Glasgow Kelvin – Kaukab Stewart
Hamilton-Larkhall – Christina McKelvie
Shetland – Tom Wills
Strathkelvin & Bearsden – Rona Mackay

List Candidates

Central Scotland – Neil Gray & Christina McKelvie
Glasgow – Kaukab Stewart
Highlands – Sarah Fanet & Emma Roddick & Tom Wills
Lothians – Graham Campbell & Catriona MacDonald & Ben Macpherson & Angus Robertson
Mid Scotland & Fife – Stefan Hoggan-Radu & Fiona Sarwar
North East – Fergus Mutch & Lynne Short
South Scotland – Màiri McAllan
West Scotland – Michelle Campbell & Rona Mackay

7 replies on “SNP Manifesto Commitment to the LGBTI Community We Will Change Scottish Society”

This is a deliberate ploy to destroy the SNP 1 / Alba 2 narrative, isn’t it? However, it’s useful to have a list of idiots who lack critical thinking abilities, so I suppose that’s something.

Like

This list is shocking and displays openly the cowardice of so many SNP politicians in accepting this anti-science nonsense.

Like

I’m really quite disturbed by some of the comments above. What on the list of 8 points do you disagree with?

01: Seek full devolution from the UK government of employment, equality and immigration
>>This is entirely consistent with drive toward Independence – everything should be in Scotlands hands not Westminsters.

02: Introduce measures ensuring LGBT+ and intersex people are treated with dignity, respect and free from discrimination
>>Giving the same rights and protections that others expect. What’s wrong with that?

03: Reform Gender recognition laws and recognise non-binary people in all official documents
>>I can’t really see a problem with this, but then I think we should ALL be treated equally.

04: Pardon retrospectively where needed, pardons for gay and bi people criminalised for their sexuality.
>>Absolutely correct. Sexuality is what it is. People should never have been criminalised for it.

05: Provide funding for life-saving PrEP medication
>>A life saving drug. Keeping people healthy reduces the burden on the NHS. Is that a bad thing?

06: Protect the Human Rights Act and the Equality Act
>>This is a duty for all. That the Tories are so set against it should tell why it is so important.

07: Outlaw dangerous and discredited conversion therapy
>>This is a practice from the dark ages, it should have no place in modern society.

08: Champion LGBT+ equality and human rights worldwide
>>Human rights are either for ALL or not at all.

Like

But the proposals have not been explained to the people of Scotland so that they could be discussed and adjusted. And I liken what is going on within the SNP government to a giant iceberg. It is not what’s on the surface that’s the problem. Its what lies beneath. I dived in and glimpsed beneath the full extent of the proposals and it sickened me.

Like

Put up or shut up. Come out and say exactly what you mean, backing it actual verifiable facts. Smearing the SNP to demonise people and making up “facts” that are simply untrue to push forward a hateful and hate filled agenda does nothing to advance the cause of Independence.

Like

Leave a Reply to caltonjock Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.