Tuesday , 20 August 2019

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JK Rowling destroys homophobic twitter trolls

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Acclaimed author JK Rowling blasted the Westboro Baptist Church for homophobic tweets against Ireland’s vote in favour marriage equality. Rowling, who is a long time supporter of LGBTI rights celebrated Ireland’s vote in favour of marriage equality and responded to a fan who proposed a wedding between one of Harry Potter’s fictional characters, Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, and The Lords ...

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Report: Biphobia affects half of UK’s bisexuals

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Nearly half (48%) of bisexual people have experienced biphobia in the UK, and almost for out of ten (38%) said they had experienced sexual harassment, says a new report published today. The ‘Complicated?’ report was launched by the Equality Network, is the first UK wide research report to focus specifically on bisexual people’s experiences of accessing services. It highlights examples of ...

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Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision

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Eurovision 2015 reached its exciting Austrian climax last night. It was a tightly fought con-test this year, with voting that veered unexpectedly away from the political and cultural blocs – for example Eastern European countries have traditionally supported their neigh-bours. The top three were 1. Heroes – Mans Zelmerlow, Sweden with 365 points 2. A Million Voices – Polina Gangarina, ...

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Ireland says a historic YES to Marriage Equality

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Ireland made history today with an overwhelming majority of the electorate voting YES for marriage equality in its referendum. The results announced from Dublin Castle are an overwhelming vote for Marriage Equality, 62% and 37% against. Over 1.2 million voters backed a Yes vote and only one constituency voted against, with 42 voting in favour. Ireland made history as the Republic became the first country to put to a ...

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Out gay Scottish Minister Marco Biagi to stand down

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Marco Biagi, out gay SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, said he would not seek to be re-elected to Holyrood next May as he wants to pursue an academic career. Biagi, 32, who was appointed by Nicola Sturgeon last year as Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, made his announcement at the Edinburgh Central SNP branch. He is one of ...

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Texas to lead Pride Glasgow

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Scottish Rock band Texas will headline and close this year’s Pride Glasgow festival. The Glaswegian rockers, famed for hits including ‘I Don’t Want A Lover’ and ‘Summer Son, will headline the main stage on Sunday 23rd of August and close the 2 day festival. Alastair Smith Chief Executive of Pride Glasgow said “We are delighted that Texas has chosen to celebrate their ...

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Young Scots think the phrase ‘that’s gay’ acceptable

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A YouGov survey, commissioned last month by BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, revealed that more than half of young people in Scotland (53%) think the term “that’s gay” is acceptable to use. YouGov asked over 3,000 18 to 29-year-olds around the country, six questions related to 12 words or phrases generally used around sexuality including dyke, queen, bender, camp and poof. ...

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Kirk stalls on allowing ministers in same-sex marriages

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The Church of Scotland has voted to allow the ordination of clergy in same-sex marriages – but only if its presbyteries agree. Representatives at the Kirk’s General Assembly in Edinburgh, who voted on Saturday to give congregations the opportunity to appoint gay clergy in civil partnerships, made a decision to only extend this to those in same-sex marriages if a ...

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Scottish youth send letter supporting Ireland’s YES Equality

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Ahead of Irelands Historic Referendum on Marriage Equality this Friday, LGBT Youth Scotland’s National Youth Council have sent a letter of support to Irish LGBT youth organisation BeLonG To. BeLonG To are part of the largest nationwide coalition of leading youth and children’s organisations campaigning for a yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum taking place across Ireland this Friday ...

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Gay SNP MPs urge Ireland: say YES to marriage equality

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Six gay and lesbian SNP MPs gathered outside Westminster urging Ireland to vote YES for marriage equality. Angela Crawley, John Nicolson, Martin Docherty, Mhairi Black, Stewart M McDonald, Stuart McDonald stood outside Westminster’s gates holding Yes signs in support of Ireland’s Marriage Equality campaign. McDonald, the newly elected MP for Glasgow South told Buzzfeed: “We want to encourage folks to ...

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