2 ways you can help this week
Meet the new YSI National Executive Committee
During the YSI Conference in Perth, members of the organisation had the opportunity to elect their new National Executive Committee for the year ahead
As we head towards the 2021 Holyrood Elections and the independence referendum it will be the job of the YSI to deliver the positive vision the SNP and the wider Yes movement have for Scotland's future to the young people of our nation while working to deliver more radical change in Scotland where needed.
The newly-elected NEC will bring a wealth of talent and experience from their experiences – and they’re getting straight to work to represent our members on SNP NEC, fighting Boris Johnsons right wing Government and winning Scotland's independence.
What you need to know about the Gender Recognition Act
The Scottish Government is currently consulting the public, again, on whether it should make it easier for trans people to have their gender legally recognised through the Gender recognition Act (GRA).
This could change so much for trans people- but would have no impact, whatsoever on anyone else.
The Gender Recognition Act has the sole purpose to update the process required for trans people to change the gender on their birth certificate. The current process can take up to two years due to bureaucratic hurdles and costs a huge amount.
The change would not alter how trans people use controlled spaces like toilets or single sex services, as the law is already written in a way that works for everyone- within the Equality Act 2010. The GRA would simply allow them to be legally recognised for who they are.