Stephen Whittle has been at the heart of trans activism for half a century. He discusses the legal and political progress that has been made over the past few decades while the Guardian’s Scotland correspondent Libby Brooks examines why there was a backlash over the 2015 Gender Recognition Act, which proposed a further expansion of trans rights
For decades Stephen Whittle has been at the heart of a battle to improve trans rights, winning significant legal victories during the 1990s and then political ones with the introduction of the Gender Recognition Act in 2004 – which allowed people to acquire new birth certificates.
Stephen talks to Anushka Asthana about his own experiences of transitioning and the progress he felt the trans community had made following the 2004 Gender Recognition Act (GRA) and 2010 Equality Act. It was an exciting and positive time he says.
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