Media

Edinburgh Evening News 31.10.19
Quoted in an article about plans for the 2021 census
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/scotlands-2021-census-have-21-sexual-orientation-choices-adults-823987

The Scotsman 30.10.19
Quoted in an article about plans for the 2021 census
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scotland-s-2021-census-to-have-21-sexual-orientation-choices-for-adults-1-5036038

The Sun 29.10.19
Quoted in an article about plans for the 2021 census
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4894324/sexualities-scotland-census-list/

Policing Insight 29.10.10
Article by Dr Kath Murray about UK police forces and gender self-identification

Policing the gender identity debate

Scotsman 30.9.19
Quoted in article about Scottish Government working group on sex and gender data
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-government-pledge-not-to-conflate-sex-and-gender-when-publishing-stats-1-5013939

The National 25.9.19
Reference to MBM blog in article about plans for 2021 census
https://www.thenational.scot/news/17927524.data-experts-left-out-discussions-gra-census-questions/

Mail on Sunday 15.9.19
Article by Dr Kath Murray about the 2021 census and proposed guidance for the sex question
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7464527/Experts-warn-new-trans-friendly-guidelines-wreck-crucial-plans-Britains-future.html

Scotland on Sunday 15.9.19
Article by Lucy Hunter Blackburn about proposed guidance for the 2021 census in England, Wales and Scotland
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/lucy-hunter-blackburn-sex-question-should-stick-to-birth-certificate-1-5004492

The Sunday Times 1.9.19
Quoted in article about leaked EHRC schools guidance
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scots-head-teachers-warned-over-pe-ban-on-transgender-pupils-qht028l09

The Times 31.8.19
Column by Trevor Phillips, former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission references our Scottish Affairs paper on policy capture and gender self-identification.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/minority-activists-have-got-our-leaders-on-the-run-3bsnjljwd

Scottish Legal News 31.7.19
Article about paper in Scottish Affairs on women’s rights and policy capture by Dr Kath Murray and Lucy Hunter Blackburn
https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/academics-call-on-scottish-government-to-uphold-equality-act-amid-claim-of-ideologically-driven-lobbying-from-trans-rights-advocates

The Herald 31.7.19
Letter in response to comment piece by Vic Valentine of the Scottish Trans Alliance from Dr Kath Murray and Lucy Hunter Blackburn
https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/17805590.letters-lack-due-diligence-scrutiny-policy-making-field-gender-identity/

Holyrood 29.7.19
Article about forthcoming paper in Scottish Affairs on women’s rights and policy capture by Dr Kath Murray and Lucy Hunter Blackburn
https://www.holyrood.com/articles/comment/losing-sight-women%E2%80%99s-rights-policy-capture-and-public-policy

Associated news piece:
https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/scottish-trans-policy-detrimental-women-and-girls

The Herald 29.7.19
Reference to forthcoming paper in Scottish Affairs on women’s rights and policy capture by Dr Kath Murray and Lucy Hunter Blackburn
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17800511.snp-women-39-s-convener-criticised-insisting-canadian-trans-woman-jessica-yaniv-39-female-predator-39/

The Spectator 22.6.19
Reference to work of Dr Kath Murray and Lucy Hunter Blackburn in article about Scottish Government’s announcement on GRA reform
https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/06/holyroods-trans-rights-pause-is-a-good-thing/

The Times 21.6.19
Quoted in article about Scottish Government’s plans for GRA reforms
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/law-on-gender-recognition-is-delayed-amid-concern-for-girls-z2l5mglps

The Herald 20.6.19
Quoted in article about Scottish Government’s plans for GRA reforms
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17720358.gender-self-id-law-could-run-out-of-time-as-scottish-government-pledge-to-consult-the-public-over-extending-trans-rights/

Guardian  20.6.19
Quoted in article about Scottish Government’s plans for GRA reforms
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/20/scotland-to-run-new-consultations-before-updating-gender-law

Scotsman 20.6.19
Quoted in article about Scottish Government’s plans for GRA reforms
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/gender-law-delayed-for-more-consultation-on-impact-on-women-1-4951316

Morning Star 13.6.19
Referred to in article about Edinburgh University event on women’s sex-based rights
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/asking-what-future-holds-women

(Lucy Hunter Blackburn speaking notes: Women’s Sex Based Rights speech. 5 June 2019)

Scotsman 4.6.19
Quoted in article on report about female-only spaces by Women and Girls Scotland:
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/poll-women-in-scotland-want-to-retain-single-sex-facilities-1-4940267

Scotsman 3.6.19
Quoted in an article on Police Scotland recording practices, which are based on self-declared gender.
https://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/police-scotland-criticised-over-allowing-suspects-to-self-identify-gender-1-4939550

Scotland on Sunday 7.4.19
Quoted in an article about Joan McAlpine and the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill:
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/joan-mcalpine-defies-bullies-in-sex-and-gender-dispute-1-4903317?fbclid=IwAR0xTewuf0qXgwKNftbNi7gDqaq5cN46Eo5lCVramqFYGh3O5JaMHzT1dzA

Scotsman 16.3.19
Quoted in an article on the availability of data by sex in criminal justice statistics
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/transgender-suspects-able-to-skew-crime-statistics-1-4890466

The Times 14.3.19
Quoted in an article on the availability of data by sex in criminal justice statistics
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/letting-criminals-self-identify-gender-putting-women-at-risk-8560wzkqt

Scotsman 13.3.19
Quoted in an article on the availability of data by sex in criminal justice statistics
https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/criminal-suspects-able-to-self-identify-gender-1-4889040?3

Holyrood magazine 11.3.19
Article about the 2021 census and the importance of robust data on sex:
https://www.holyrood.com/articles/comment/biological-sex-legal-cornerstone-women%E2%80%99s-rights-fair-treatment?fbclid=IwAR2Xe1jaKDh1BnOEVkDcrKtRdNG-0rZZ5C8DVcaHkYfZbpx9bQ5TjF6QYyw

The Herald 11.2.19
Agenda article about the Stage 1 report on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill:
https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/17422905.agenda-why-gender-identity-should-be-kept-distinct/

The Times 7.2.19
Quoted in an article about the Stage 1 report on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/non-binary-sex-option-will-not-appear-on-next-census-7d86dks72

The Herald 7.2.19
Quoted in an article about the Stage 1 report on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill:
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17414078.legal-bid-to-allow-scots-to-choose-sex-in-census-will-be-rejected/

The Guardian 7.2.19
Quoted in an article about the Stage 1 report on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/07/new-scottish-census-bill-conflates-sex-and-gender-report

The Times 29.1.19 
Multi-signatory letter calling for an Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of GRA reforms:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/times-letters-concerns-over-sale-of-gene-tests-on-nhs-dnjwts96g

Associated news piece:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0da16dc4-234d-11e9-b782-40e94f317da5

The Times 11.1.19
Reference to our research on local authorities:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/council-confusion-over-sex-and-gender-could-put-women-at-risk-tckzqfmcq

The Guardian 9.1.19
Quoted in an article on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/09/scotland-census-sex-question-changes-may-risk-reliability-of-data

The Sunday Times  9.12.18
Letter to the Editor on GRA reform:
sunday times

The Times 6.12.18
Reference to submission to Stage 1 inquiry into Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/trans-lobby-has-sent-me-death-threats-says-professor-rosa-freedman-0bl8cpcqh

The Herald 5.12.18
Quoted on Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill:
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17278626.scottish-government-is-changing-what-it-means-to-be-female-with-census-bill-academics-warn/