United Nations IE SOGI meeting
Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the United Nations Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI) conducted a formal country visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 24 April to 5 May 2023 to assess the human rights situation of LGBTIQ+ persons.
Rev Elder Maxwell Reay was invited to a private, one to one meeting with Victor Madrigal-Borloz on 1st May 2023 in Edinburgh, to share his experiences and views on conversion practices and his recommendations to the Scottish and UK governments in relation to the protection of individual’s human rights.
Vigil: Transgender Day of Visibility 31 March 2023
On Friday 31st March 2023, a Vigil was held at AUC to mark Transgender Day of Visibility, which was organised by Our Tribe (our LGBTQI+ ministry at AUC that works in partnership with Metropolitan Community Church).
We worked hard to invite as many people as possible – and it paid off, there were nearly 60 people who came to the event, including many trans young people