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* 1. Please confirm that you have read and understood this information, agree to our Privacy Statement and agree to take part in the survey.

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* 2. The Draft Bill says that when you apply for a GRC, you need to sign a statutory declaration saying you have lived in your acquired gender for at least 3 months.

What do you think of the requirement that trans people should need to live in their gender for 3 months in order to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC)?

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* 3. Please tell us more.


If you are a trans person you might want to talk about:

  • Why you gave the answer above?
  • The impact this will have on you/ would have had on you?
  • If you have experienced any barriers to socially transitioning
  • The time and thought you will have put into your gender before applying for a GRC
  • Anything you think should be changed about this part of the bill
  • Anything that would make it better?
If you are an ally you might want to talk bout:
  • Why you gave the answer above 
  • How you think this will impact your trans friends/family 
  • Anything you think should be changed about this part of the bill
  • Anything that would make it better?

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* 4. The Draft Bill says that after you apply for a GRC, you need to go through a 3 month reflection period and then confirm that you still want a GRC before you get it.

 
What do you think of the requirement that trans people should be required to have a 3 month reflection period after applying for a GRC?

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* 5. Please tell us more.

If you are a trans person you might want to talk about:
  • Why you gave the answer above?
  • What the benefits or draw backs of this reflection period might be for you? You might want to think about the impacts of socially transitioning without having the documents to match?
  • How much thought you will have put into your gender before applying for a GRC?
  • Anything you think should be changed about this part of the Draft Bill?
  • Anything that would make it better?
If you are an ally you might want to talk about: 
  • Why you gave the answer above?
  • Anything you think should be changed about this part of the Draft Bill?
  • Anything that would make it better?

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* 6. Currently you have to be 18 to Apply for a GRC. In the Draft Bill people aged 16 and 17 will also be able to apply for gender recognition. The Scottish Government want to know if you agree that 16 and 17 year olds should be able to apply for a GRC.

Do you agree that people aged 16 and 17 should be able to apply for a GRC?

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* 7. Please tell us more.


You might want to talk about:
  • Why you gave the answer above?
  • Anything you think should be changed about this part of the Bill?
  • Anything that would make this better?

If you are a trans person:
  • You might want to talk about how sure you are/were about your gender at 16/17
  • Whether not being able to get a GRC at 16/17 has had an impact on you, for example when applying for college/ university/ jobs
  • What difference being able to get a GRC would make to you at 16/17
  • How this compares to other rights you might have at 16/17?

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* 8. The Draft Bill does not include gender recognition for people under 16. However we want to share your views on whether under 16s should be included in the Bill with the Scottish Government

 
Do you think people under 16 should be able to apply for a GRC?

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* 9. Please tell us more.

If you are an ally you might want to talk about why you gave the answer above?

If you are a trans person over 16 you might want to talk about:
  • Why you gave the answer above
  • How you felt about your gender when you were under 16
  • The impact of BEING ABLE to get a GRC under 16 may have had on you 
  • The impact WAITING to get a GRC until you were 18 may have had on you
If you are a trans person under 16: 
  • Why you gave the answer above?
  • How certain you feel about your gender?
  • How being able to apply for a GRC under 16 would affect you?


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* 10. The Draft Bill does not extend gender recognition to non-binary people. However there is a question in the consultation asking for “any other comments” and we would like to share the views of non-binary people and their allies in this question

 
Do you think gender recognition should be extended to non-binary people?

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* 11. Please tell us more.

You might want to talk about:
Why you gave the answer above?
How you feel about the fact that non-binary people are not included in the Bill?

If you are a non-binary person:
How has this/will this impact you?
How would it impact you if you were able to get a GRC as a non-binary person?

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* 12. A question from one of LGBT Youth Scotland’s MSYPs, C-Jay Quigley:

Currently the cost of a GRC is £140. Under the GRA Reform Bill, there is likely to still be a cost for a GRC, but it is likely to be less than £140. What do you think of the cost of a GRC? Please select the option that most closely describes your view.

*Please note, answers for this question may be included in both our response to the Scottish Government’s GRA Reform Bill Consultation as well as in a speech by C-Jay Quigly at the Scottish Youth Parliament

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* 13. Please tell us more.

You might want to talk about:
why you gave the answer above
If you are a trans person, what impact the need to pay for a GRC has had/would have on you

*Please note, answers for this question may be included in both our response to the Scottish Government’s GRA Reform Bill Consultation as well as in a speech by C-Jay Quigly at the Scottish Youth Parliament

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* 14. So we can tell the Scottish Government who responded to our consultation please tell us which best describes you (you can select more than one if you wish):

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey! 

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