Saturday , 20 July 2019

Features

Jonathan’s Coming Out Story

KaleidoScot’s Jonathan Welford shares his Coming Out story: “The first rumblings that I was gay came at the age of eight, I had a huge crush on my teacher. Mr Barton was a the first male teacher I’d had, he was in his twenties, and very hairy, a luscious beard and hairy forearms, when we did sports he wore tight ...

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Harry’s Coming Out Story

Harry Dozier

Harry Dozier of KaleidoScot shares his story of coming out: “I came out when I was 19. I come from a very conservative Christian home and knew that my decision to come out would not be welcomed. Thankfully I was in the secure environment of University so plucked up the courage. As expected my mother told me I was no ...

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Cathleen’s Coming Out Story

Cathleen Lauder of KaleidoScot shares her story of coming out: “My coming-out to my family happened within the past seven months. I decided to do so by writing them all a letter. It took number of weeks to compose that letter and last few weeks leading-up to sending them out, I was emotionally and physically exhausted. I could barely think, ...

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Andrew’s Coming Out story

Andrew

Andrew Page of KaleidoScot shares his story of coming out: “I grew up in the Hebrides and it wasn’t really the kind of place where it was easy to come out. In my teens my identity was actually quite confused; the inevitable consequence of a religious culture that treated homosexual feelings as sinful or temporary. It was made tougher by ...

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Quotas to ensure LGBTI Holyrood representation?

Holyrood

A new cross-party campaign has been established to facilitate greater gender equality and representation within the Scottish parliament, we ask: would LGBTI people benefit from a similar measure? A newly established 50-50 campaign aims to “tackle inequality and push for measures to give women access to the positions that are currently unfairly and structurally dominated by men”, and is the ...

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Souter’s donation irrelevant to the referendum debate

Brian Souter

As one of the strongest and most vocal critics of Brian Souter and his legacy of his anti-LGBTI campaigns towards keeping Section 28, I find the use of the issue during the Scottish referendum debate to be misleading and unconstructive. We’ve got to ask ourselves if Brain Souter’s donations has altered anything in the Scottish government’s previous commitment to legislate ...

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Should Scotland follow the Norwegian example?

Norway and Equality

Lee Harley is studying for a doctorate in Scandinavian Studies. Fluent in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, Lee has spent several years living in Scandinavia and has developed an interest in Nordic politics and culture. A proponent of a “sensible debate” on Scottish independence, Lee talks to KaleidoScot to explain why he thinks the Norwegian social, political and economic model is ...

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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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Will the Independence parties back Equality after 18th September?

Scotland_Yes_LGBT

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 first article out of two will examine the pro-Indepedence YES party leaders responses, while the second, to be published on Thursday will assess the pro-Union – Better ...

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