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Stuart Duffy
Stuart is a Glasgow-based journalist covering LGBTI issues and has been published in ScotsGay Magazine, Gay Star News, Pink News as well as numerous local publications over the past 18 years. Brought up in his hometown of Cowdenbeath in Fife, he has studied Radio Broadcasting and Event Management and has worked with leading businesses such as BSkyB and most recently Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He has a keen interest in politics, current affairs and entertainment and when he's not writing Stuart is usually found in the City shops with his partner and young daughter.

Gay UKIP MEP slurs Scotland’s Tory leader a “fat lesbian”

David Coburn

UKIP’s Scottish openly gay MEP, David Coburn, is alleged to have launched a verbal attack against rival politicians including leader of the Tory party in Scotland, Ruth Davidson, reports the Daily Record. Allegedly overheard on an East Coast train journey from Scotland to London on Sunday he described Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Tory party, and an enthusiastic advocate of equal ...

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Gay club boss fears Yes vote would be a ‘disaster’

Nightclub owner says Yes vote would be a 'disaster'

  As the Polling Places close and Ballot boxes are sent for counting, we hear from nightclub boss and owner of AXM Club in Glasgow, Haydn Pope, who says he fears a Yes vote will be a “disaster” and could hurt business with an increase in operating costs. The Welsh businessman, who also owns AXM in Manchester as well as ...

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KaleidoScot set for full Referendum coverage

2 flags

KaleidoScot, your dedicated Scottish LGBTI news site, is bringing you a full night of Referendum coverage, in a first for LGBTI news in Scotland. We have correspondents across the country bringing you comment and reaction to the 32 local authority declarations as they come through, together with the latest from the National Count Centre, where the final declaration of the ...

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Boyband records Scottish anthem ahead of referendum

REWIND release new single 'Caledonia' to bring Scotland together again

Scots boyband REWIND have released a new single ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum.  In order to mark the historic Independence vote which will decide Scotland’s future, REWIND release their version of the Dougie MacLean 1977 classic “Caledonia”. An unofficial anthem of Scotland, the song speaks of the draw and power of Caledonia, the name the Romans gave to the land ...

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Countdown is on for MTV EMA’s in Glasgow – Nominees announced

MTV will transform Glasgow's Hydro on 9th November

The MTV Europe Music Awards come to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 9th November and the excitement is already building! MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music recognises artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. The global music network ...

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Judith Fisher – A more equal society is possible, together

Judith Fisher

Out lesbian Scottish Glasgow Labour Councillor, Judith Fisher, speaks with KaleidoScot about her reasons for voting that Scotland stays within United Kingdom. I’ll be voting No on Thursday because we achieve more by working together for change. We have more in common with people in Liverpool or in Newcastle, than divides us.  We already manage our Health Service, Education and ...

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Superstar Paloma Faith set to rock Glasgow Hydro

New single, out November 2nd

The incredible Paloma Faith has announced a UK arena tour for March 2015. Her current UK tour dates (starting in November) are completely sold out. Paloma’s current album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ has been one of the huge success stories of the year, recently being certified platinum. A new edition of the album (the ‘outsiders’ edition) will be released on November 3, which features five new tracks, including ...

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Referendum Comment: ‘Stronger together for equality’ says campaigner

Better Together want to keep the country united

As the Scottish Independence debate enters its final few days, we speak to LGBT Together campaigner, Darren Young, who tells us, in his own words, what this momentous decision means for him. Scotland – a nation built upon ideas and the strength and will of its people. I love Scotland, I really do but that’s why I’m voting No on ...

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Will pro Union parties back Equality after 18th September?

KaleidoScot

Edinburgh-based Equality Network this week published responses from the main political leaders into questions on equality, asylum and human rights after the Referendum. We analyse what they said, and what they didn’t. Our second and last article out of two will examine pro-Union – Better Together/No party leaders responses, yesterday we analysed the responses of the pro-independence Yes party leaders. ...

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Nancy Clench: Group Sex to heal the Referendum rifts

Nancy Clench hopes for a YES vote

Scotland’s biggest drag queen, Nancy Clench, says the only real method of healing the rifts in Scotland after the Referendum, whichever the result, is some group sex! In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Glasgow-based Nancy told us there could be lots of benefits too. “Well if it’s a Yes vote, I’m hopeful places like the Highlands will get a proper ...

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