Today on the blog, in honour of Transgender Day of Visibility, Anna Hodgart speaks to Policy Officer Vic Valentine, of the Scottish Transgender Alliance about their work.
Thanks very much for chatting to us Vic, can you start by introducing yourself and telling us a bit about your role at STA?
Hey, my name’s Vic and I’m the Policy Officer at the Scottish Transgender Alliance. I’ve been working at the STA for a little over 9 months – I’d lived in Edinburgh previously as I did my undergrad here and was excited to move back when this opportunity came up! My role as the Policy Officer here is pretty varied – I spend most of my time delivering training, organising community research, and talking to other professionals about how to make their services or workplaces more trans-inclusive; whether this is through redrafting their policies or talking to their staff so they have a better idea of trans identities and some of the particular issues faced by our communities.