To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) cross-party groups, and (c) representatives from LGBTQ organisations on (i) transgender rights and (ii) gender recognition.
28 July 2020
Both myself and my Ministerial team on equality issues engage with a wide range of relevant interested parties. On the matters of gender recognition and transgender rights, I have held a number of meetings with external stakeholders and relevant colleagues across government to gather a wide range of views, and will continue to do so going forward.
Officials in the Government Equalities Office also engage broadly with interested parties, feeding the insights gathered into policy advice. They regularly meet with relevant stakeholders, including most recently the LGBT Advisory Panel, devolved administrations and the National LGBT Health Advisor, Dr Michael Brady. Officials also met with around 140 organisations before and during the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act.