Staff attending a workplace ‘trans 101’ course: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Following the revelation of the "trans 101" workplace training in The Telegraph, could you please state:

1. if any of the clerks for the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee took part in the training course?

2. if any MSPs took part in the training course and who these were of so.


The event referenced in your request was an informal Staff Network awareness raising event open to staff working in the Scottish Government to participate in if they wished to. Scottish Government Staff Diversity Networks are informal, voluntarily organised and self-sustaining communities of staff.

Trans 101 was an informal awareness raising event run by LGBTI+ network community members. It is not an official SG training event and is not part of the SG Diversity and Inclusion curriculum.

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is the employer of staff in the Parliament and they have their own arrangements for employees (including clerks) and, while not employees, for MSPs.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. To make an FOI request to the Scottish Parliament, you can do so here: Requesting information | Scottish Parliament Website


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