LGBT Youth Scotland Pays Tribute to Dundee Student and Transgender Rights Activist Danielle Robins

Commenting on the news of the sudden death of twenty-one-year-old Danielle Robins, LGBT Youth Scotland have issued the following statement:

“LGBT Youth Scotland are deeply saddened by the news of Danielle’s death. Danielle was an active campaigner for LGBT equality, working to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Dundee.”

“Danielle was an inspiring young woman, who’s commitment to campaigning for change had impact far and beyond the city of Dundee, inspiring many people’s lives. Taking part in LGBT Youth Scotland’s TRANSport residential last year, Danielle brought her energy and enthusiasm to this national project, which set out to support transgender young people to engage in sport.”

“LGBT Youth Scotland is committed to championing the issues Danielle spoke out about, and will continue to work to improve life in Scotland for LGBT young people, ensuring trans rights are upheld, and that LGBT young people feel safe, respected and included as full members of the Scottish family.”

“Our thoughts are with Danielle’s family and friends at this time, and we encourage any young people seeking advice and support to get in touch with their local LGBT youth group, or contact breathing space if out of hours support is required. Breathing space can be contacted on 0800 83 85 87. Contact details for LGBT youth groups can be found at www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/youth-groups or by calling 0131 555 3940.”


Notes to Editor:

1/ LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. Our vision is to: “empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and the wider LGBT community so that they are embraced as full members of the Scottish family at home, school and in every community.” www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

2/LGBT Youth Scotland is a company limited by guarantee (No 244805) with charitable status (SC024047). Registered at 40 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6JD

3/ News of Danielle Robins death was published in the Evening Telegraph on 30th July 2015 http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/2015/07/30/shock-as-dundee-student-danielle-21-found-dead-in-flat

4/ Press Contact: Zara Kitson – zara.kitson@lgbtyouth.org.uk or 0141 552 7425.