Reflecting on LGBT+ History Month and trans rights in particular, Amanda Millar, President of the Law Society of Scotland, has reaffirmed the Society's commitment to equality for all under the law.

Amanda Millar, said: “As we approach the end of LGBT+ History Month I want to re-state to all our members and the society we reflect that I, and colleagues within the Law Society, hold to the belief in equality for all under the law. The Council of the Law Society’s statement on what diversity means to the organisation highlights the need to value the contribution made by all who make up the population of Scotland and take strength from the widest experience, knowledge and understanding that we can access both within and outwith our membership.

“In that respect, and in a time when trans rights are more visible, I want to particularly include in our message of equality that I personally, and the Society as an organisation, believe in the worth, value and inclusion of all trans people in the legal profession and wider society. We must reflect the society which we serve, and while there is more still to do I am proud that we can count on all parts of the LGBT+ community as part of our community of legal professionals.”

You can also read Amanda's personal reflections on her own journey of trans awareness in the blogs section of our website.

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LGBT+ History Month: My trans journey

To mark the conclusion of LGBT+ History Month 2021, Amanda Millar, current President of the Law Society of Scotland, and the first openly LGBT+ person to hold the role, reflects on her own trans awareness journey.
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LGBT History Month: Looking back, looking forward

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Law Society of Scotland, reflects on the progress made towards equality and inclusion in the legal profession, and the work still to be done.