🗓️ Save The Date!
2023 has been a difficult year, however after an uphill struggle (and more than our fair share of rotten luck) we're pleased to announce that this summer, Trans Pride Scotland will be returning to Dundee for the first time since 2019! 🎉Join us on Saturday 19th August 2023 for our parade march to the Bonar Hall, Park Place, DD1 4HN for our festival market.Further details will be published very soon including:
Parade route (subject to council approval)
Ticket registration for our free festival
Parade group applications
Stall and workshop applications
Please subscribe for email updates and follow us on social media to be the first to know when you can register.
💜 About Us
Trans Pride Scotland is a free, accessible, family friendly, and non-commercial pride for all trans and non-binary people in Scotland.We're a peer-led, democratic, grassroots movement organised by trans people for trans people. Our goal is to produce inclusive events free from corporate advertising, sponsorship, and party political or religious affiliation.Every year, we bring all trans people and trans allies together to celebrate our diverse identities and history, demand equal rights; and to show our strength, solidarity, and mutual support to the world - in the face of an increasingly hostile climate.
🎟️ Get Your Tickets
Participating in our pride will always be free, however we do ask that you please register a ticket. This is essential to help us better gauge numbers, ensure attendee safety, and keep in touch with you after the event.Be the first to know when we open ticket registration by signing up for updates from the team:
🦺 Volunteer for us
Organising and running pride takes months of planning and preparation, but we can't do it alone on the day. We need your help! 🤝Trans Pride Scotland is entirely peer-led and volunteer-driven, a collective effort in which everyone has something to contribute. Many hands make light work!If you think you could spare a few hours on the day to give back to your community while having a great time in any of the below roles, please apply to join our Volunteer Roster today. 📝
🪧 March Stewards: ensure safety, hold signs, direct crowds, peel eyes
🎟️ Venue Steward: check tickets, general help to run things smoothly
📸 Social Media: either to assist, or join the committee and fully manage it
Anything else: help out however you can with your own idea
Applications close on Monday 14th August 2023 at 23:59
Our Safe Space Commitment
A safe space is a space in which everyone feels welcome, respected and comfortable with being who they are. This includes people who facilitate and participate in stalls and workshops, access activities, volunteer or just attend.
How can we all create a safe space?
We listen to each other to understand, not just to respond.
We allow everyone a chance to speak.
We respect each other’s boundaries and only share what we feel comfortable sharing.
If we are unsure of someone’s boundaries, we always ask.
We think about our words and assumptions about others.
We speak respectfully about and stand up for others whether they are present or not.
How do I respond if I feel the safe space commitment has been broken?
If you feel able to, respectfully tell the person or people involved that you feel that they are breaking safe space, explaining to the person why.
Tell a TPS Steward, volunteer or committee member about how you are feeling either at the time or when you feel able via email: [email protected]
What if I find it difficult to uphold the safe space commitment?
Listen respectfully if someone tells you that you are making them uncomfortable and try to change your behaviour.
Ask TPS Steward, volunteer or committee member if you don’t understand expectations or why they are there.
If you feel unable to speak about your difficulties in the moment, then you can move to a different space.
Ask TPS Steward, volunteer or committee member for support.
Trans Pride Scotland Constitution
Who we are:
Trans Pride Scotland (TPS) is a not-for-profit community organisation with an elected committee.
Throughout this constitution, by trans, we mean all people of transgender experience, i.e. those who do not consisently or solely identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. This includes trans men, trans women, and non-binary people.
Each year we organise Trans Pride, an event for trans people, by trans people, that will always be free and inclusive for the community - and free of corporate advertising.
The main aim of TPS is to create and promote events that:
Increase positive trans visibility.
Challenge transphobia using non-violent methods.
Celebrate trans history, identities and diversity in Scotland and elsewhere.
Are free from corporate or party political sponsorship.
To fulfil our aim, we will:
Never accept corporate sponsorship.
Be free of political or religious affiliation.
Be democratic and inclusive in decision making.
Recognise and respect the diversity of our community, including BAME trans people, disabled trans people, undocumented and otherwise marginalised groups in our community.
Strive to provide equal, inclusive and safe access for all members.
The committee will:
be responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategy of TPS.
engage in active and open communication with the community as often as possible including holding informal discussion meetings and involving the community in key decisions made between AGMs.
work collaboratively to fulfil the aim of TPS.
The committee roles include:
The most senior representatives and spokespeople of TPS.
Guides discussion at meetings and organises agendas.
Helps coordinate the committee to fulfil our aim.
Responsible for TPS finances, including banking, payments, fundraising and donations.
Communications & Social Media
Responsible for communicating about TPS events and news, monitors inbox and organises the mailing list.
Responsible for updating twitter, facebook and instagram regularly, especially on the run-up to events
Responsible for booking the venue, liaising with stall-holders and ensuring that any performers or workshops have space and equipment.
Responsible for accessibility enquiries relating to the venue.
Responsible for mapping the march route (including accessibility), submitting the march route to the local council with proper license, liaising with police as necessary and organising the stewards for the march.
Responsible for taking minutes, setting up TPS committee meetings, and organising the Annual General Meeting/discussion groups as required.
Ordinary Members (x3)
May take on any required role within the committee, particularly surrounding the organising of Trans Pride events.
Elections will be held for each committee position at least every two years with members holding positions for no longer than 6 years.
A handover meeting will be held within a reasonable timeframe of the new committee being appointed.
The committee can temporarily fill a committee position if needed until an EGM or AGM can be held.
All elections will be held using the single or alternative transferable vote system as appropriate using a secret ballot. All candidates will have the right to review ballot papers and count the votes, alongside an impartial Returning Officer who shall oversee the election process.
Each candidate may provide a statement for their desired position.
All ballot papers shall include the option of “Re-Open Nominations”.
TPS may be dissolved by a two-thirds majority vote at a general meeting
If TPS is dissolved, money will be used to pay off the debt and any leftover will be proportionally given to a group (or groups) with similar aims to TPS as decided by vote at EGM.
Meetings & Membership
TPS must hold Annual General Meetings (AGMs).
AGMs will take place within 15 months of previous AGM.
The date and venue will be circulated at least 6 weeks in advance.
AGMs can pass policies and changes to the constitution or committee roles with a simple majority vote.
AGMs will hold elections for committee member positions at least every 2 years.
AGMs where an election is not taking place for any given role may vote to remove a committee member from their position by a two-thirds majority vote.
TPS may hold Emergency General Meetings (EGMs).
These have the same power as an AGM.
An EGM may be called by a majority vote of the existing committee or by a letter or petition signed by no fewer than 15 confirmed members of TPS.
Every trans person on the TPS mailing list or that attends discussion meetings and/or the AGM, is a member of TPS.
Membership to TPS is free.
Members must adhere to the TPS safe space policy
Breaking the rules of the safe space policy can lead to the end of membership or suspension (decided by the committee).
List of Amendments:
Amended at AGM: 13/09/2018
Amended at AGM: 24/11/2019
Amended at AGM: 16/05/2021