I haven't run a distance like this in a couple of years now and having made the decision to get fit again a couple of months back (losing a fair bit of weight too I might add!) figured I'd enter a 10k distance run and wanted to see if I could finally pop my fundraising cherry in the process.
We could probably all do with being a whole lot more decent, respectful, loving and supportive of each other, especially in these times we currently live and it's organisations like Scottish Trans Alliance that are working hard to help achieve this. I fully appreciate anything folks can spare and here's just a little bit of what they're about (in their own words). Please check out their website to get the full story!
Scottish Trans Alliance is the Equality Network project to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland.
We assist transgender people, service providers, employers and equality organisations to engage together to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. We strive for everyone in Scotland to be safe and valued whatever their gender identity and gender reassignment status and to have full freedom in their gender expression.
We believe that it is in the interests of all gender diverse people in Scotland to come together in alliance with one another to work more effectively to eliminate discrimination and harassment. We consult and involve many groups and individuals with various diverse identities, including: transsexual women, transsexual men, non-binary-gender people, cross-dressing people, intersex people and others. We prioritise working in partnership with other local, national and international equality organisations and take an intersectional approach which recognises the importance of tackling multiple discrimination.