Tuesday , 18 January 2022


Invisibility – My Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Invisible to the world: What strange words to explain my experience of Transgender Day of Visibility 2015. Yet, that’s what it has been as I have stayed in my flat having a pretty lazy day, and I am proud of that fact. Some readers of this may be horrified that I just stated that, but I assure you, don’t be. Today, ...

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Huge steps forward in Malta


Gabi Calleja has been a pioneering voice for LGBTI inclusivity in Malta for over a decade. As co-ordinator of the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM), her work supporting the republic’s LGBTI community has coincided with a number of radical political reforms and a gradual shift in social attitudes. What is happening in Malta, and why does progress appear to be ...

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Trans Equal Marriage: true diversity, true love

Finlay KS 2

Finlay and Drew, two trans men, who met as a former lesbian couple, Abbie and Kate, are set to marry as gay men in Glasgow in two years’ time, the Daily Record has reported. The two met in a bar in Oxford and have been in a lesbian relationship for just over five years. Finlay Games knew he was trapped ...

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Knowledge is power

Intersex flag

It is a truism of all social reform movements that the message of change has to be constantly repeated and reinforced to ensure it remains in people’s mindsL knowledge is power. Present-day attitudes toward intersex embodiment did not spring out of thin air. They have a provenance, a history.   In order to address how we have got to this place, ...

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When Paul met Tony – a journey to Equal Marriage

Paul Coleshill and Tony Ozell

Paul Coleshill and Tony Ozell, one of the first couples to convert their civil partnership to equal marriage in Scotland, tell KaleidoScot, in an exclusive interview, about their experience, how they met and discuss LGBTI rights in general. Paul and Tony discuss what it means to be finally equal in terms of their relationship having the same legal and social ...

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Alex Neil: Equal marriage for a progressive Scotland

In an exclusive interview, KaleidoScot talks with Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, ahead of equal marriage law coming into effect on Tuesday, about its historic significance. From Tuesday 16 December same-sex couples can give a 15 days notice to marry, those in civil partnerships will be able convert to marriage, and couples with foreign ...

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LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland, limited progress

Stephen Donnan

KaleidoScot’s Mathew Hulbert talks exclusively to, Stephen Donnan, the outgoing Chair of the LGBT group in the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland about his time in the role, the ongoing fight for Equal Marriage in the province and what our communities in Scotland can do to support them. KaleidoScot: So, Stephen, you’re stepping down as Convenor of the LGBT group ...

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George Valiotis – HIV Scotland: What Do We Do

George Valiotis

In an exclusive video-interview KaleidoScot’s, Andrew Page, interviews George Valiotis, who explains his ogranisation’s role regarding policies, research and also highlights issues pertinent to World Aids Day 2014, and in particular to Scotland. The campaigner explains how research and grassroots needs guide HIV Scotland’s understanding of issues relating to HIV in Scotland, and in turn shapes the charity’s work on ...

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Michael Russell: an inclusive tolerant Scotland starts at school

Leeze Lawrence interviews Michael Russell

In an exclusive video-interview KaleidoScot reporter, Leeze Lawrence, interviews Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, on how the Scottish Government intends to tackle homophobia in school. The interview with Russell follows Colin MacFarlane’s, director of Stonewall Scotland, call for the Scottish government to take action and tackle LGBTI bullying in schools following a report that reveals how ...

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Colin MacFarlane: We’ve got to tackle LGBT bullying in Scotland

Stonewall Scotland

Colin MacFarlane, director of Stonewall Scotland, talks to KaleidoScot and calls upon a concerted action to tackle LGBTI bullying in schools following a report published by his organisation that reveals how teachers feel unable to act to prevent it. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in ...

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