Tuesday , 20 August 2019


US Supreme court rules marriage equality nationwide

US Supreme Court

The United Sates Supreme Court has made a historic ruling instituting marriage equality nationwide annulling any local state-bans. In essence the court ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry nationwide, and that individual states cannot oppose this right. The US Supreme Court ruled by 5-4 votes requiring all 50 states and all U.S. territories to recognise all legally-performed marriages ...

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Out MP awarded first-class honours degree

Mhairi Black

“Out” Scottish MP Mhairi Black has been awarded a first class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University. Ms Black became the youngest MP to sit in the Commons for nearly 350 years when she won Paisley and Renfrewshire South at the general election – sensationally overturning the 16,614 majority for former Secretary of State for Scotland Douglas Alexander. She ...

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Cisgender added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Cisgender added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The term cisgender was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), “designating a person whose sense of personal identity corresponds to the sex and gender assigned to him or her at birth.” The prefix “cis-” derives from Latin, meaning “on this side of”, an ,” an antonym to trans-gender. Furthermore the definition of cisgender is also a non-binary and inclusive. ...

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Sturgeon: Scotland must combat on and offline hate speech

Nicola Sturgeon

The First Minister called for a more ethical political discussion in Scotland and for all parties to combat hate speech and cyber-bullying. The Scottish Liberal Democrat Party has welcomed her statement and called for a concrete plan of action to tackle online cyber-bullying and hate speech. Sturgeon stated that difference of opinions and passionate disagreement is to be welcomed, as ...

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Scotland commits to board gender equality by 2020

Gender Equality

Business leaders will join First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today encouraging companies, third sector organisations and public sector bodies across Scotland to make a commitment to gender equality on their boards by 2020. Virgin Money, investment company Alliance Trust and communications agency Gate Interactive have now committed to the First Minister’s pledge to work towards a goal where 50 per cent ...

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Alex Neil demands: UK government halt attacking Human Rights

Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, Alex Nei

The UK Government should call a halt in its attempts to repeal the Human Rights Act and introduce a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice Alex Neil has demanded. Speaking at the Human Rights Consortium Scotland’s annual conference, the Cabinet Secretary Neil said the UK Government should abandon its ill-conceived threat to human rights and ...

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Moray bishop: I once loved a man and I support marriage equality

Bishop Mark Strange

The Scottish Episcopal Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness has called for the Church to vote for marriage equality, revealing he once was in love with another man. The Right Reverend Mark Strange decided to speak out about his own past to prove that “love was love” in support of the ongoing debate within the Scottish Episcopal Church about solemnising marriage between ...

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Sukkat Shalom at Pride Edinburgh 2015

Sukkat Shalom at Pride Edinburgh By Lobo Chan

Despite a weather forecast of cloud and showery rain, Saturday 20th June brought a good day for this year’s Pride Edinburgh March! Hundreds of people from the LGBTI community, along with their friends and supporters, gathered outside the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. There were banners of all kinds, shapes and sizes: community banners, LGBT Health & Wellbeing banners and flags, ...

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Hundreds celebrate Pride Edinburgh

Pride Edinburgh

Pride Edinburgh kicked-off at noon with a colourful march outside the Scottish Parliament, as participants made their way through the old town to Potterrow, with a live show as well as a Health and Community fair. Unconfirmed reports estimate that a record number of around 2,000 people are participating in the event. Despite the cool weather turn out was high ...

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Are you ready for Glasgow’s Big Gay Ball?

The Big Gay Ball will be held on 4th July

Tartan Partnerships will be hosting “The Big Gay Ball does Glasgow” at the Radisson Hotel on 4th July. The Glasgow-based events and fundraising organisation is proud to be hosting as evening of entertainment, champagne and good food in conjunction with a number of LGBTI organisations. The Big Gay Ball does Glasgow is designed to be a summer evening ball for ...

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