Friday , 22 February 2019

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Scots MP introduces Turing Law to quash anti-gay convictions

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A Scottish National Party MP has today introduced a private member’s bill in the UK parliament to automatically pardon all gay and bisexual men who were cautioned or convicted under homophobic laws which are no longer on the statute book. John Nicolson MP, the SNP spokesperson on Culture, topped the ballot for private members’ bills and is now building cross-party ...

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ILGA Europe reacts to EU referendum result

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    ILGA-Europe, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Association working for human rights of LGBTI people in Europe, has issued a statement in the aftermath of the UK’s EU referendum result. British voters supported withdrawing from the EU by a margin of 52% – 48%. The LGBTI rights organisation, which represents over 400 member organisations in ...

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After BREXIT: Glasgow gets Neo-Nazi homophobic and racist stickers

Neo-Nazi Stickers

Neo-Nazi stickers with homophobic and racist messages have been spotted across Glasgow, following the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Some stickers bore the title “no tolerance” with crossed over icons representing LGBTI people, people holding left wing ideas, drug users, along with swastikas. Others had the slogan “white zone” with a white man saluting in a neo-Nazi fashion. ...

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Alyn Smith begs EU not to “let Scotland down”

Alyn Smith at the EU Debate

  Alyn Smith, SNP MEP and member of the EU LGBTI intergroup begged European colleagues not to “let Scotland down”, during an emergency debate on BREXIT. Scotland overwhelmingly voted to stay in the EU, 62% to 38%, compared with 52% to 48% in the UK overall. Smith has today addressed the European Parliament making clear Scotland’s desire to continue our ...

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Journalist claims same-sex marriage responsible for Brexit as hate crimes rise

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  A tabloid journalist has claimed that British voters would have chosen to remain in the EU if the Prime Minister had not legislated for same-sex marriage. Daily Mail columnist Dominic Lawson, who is the son of former Conservative chancellor and Brexit campaigner Nigel Lawson, made the stunning claim in an article yesterday, in which he argued that “the apparently unrelated matters” of EU ...

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Transat accused of refusing to let transgender woman board plane

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Canadian airline Air Transat has been accused of refusing to let a transgender woman board her flight from Glasgow to Toronto, Canada. Ari Bianca Silvera, who has dual Italian and Argentinian citizenship and who lives in Scotland, was planning to travel to Toronto with her partner to attend a friend’s wedding. Silvera alleges she was refused to board the flight, despite ...

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LGBT Catholics Welcome Pope’s Call For An Apology to Gays

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LGBT Catholics have welcomed Pope Francis’ call for Christians to apologise to gay people and others marginalised by the Church. On his flight back to the Vatican from Armenia, he told journalists: “I repeat what the catechism says: that they (LGBT people) must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and accompanied pastorally.” He also said the Church ...

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UK government secretary Justine Greening comes out

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Justine Greening tweeted she was in a same-sex relationship as she joined tens of thousands of people marching through London for the annual Pride parade. The Putney MP and International Development Secretary told her Twitter followers:   Today’s a good day to say I’m in a happy same sex relationship, I campaigned for Stronger In but sometimes you’re better off out! #Pride2016 ...

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Bus driver arrested over alleged homophobic offence

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    A bus driver has been arrested after it was claimed he verbally abused a gay couple and then told them they were banned from travelling on his service. The driver, who has not been named, is alleged to have sworn at the two men, both aged 20, as they boarded the number 3 Neilston to Glasgow McGill’s bus ...

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Edinburgh stands with Orlando victims

Edinburgh Castle lit up in rainbow in solidarity with Orlando victims

  Over 1,000 people – including political leaders – gathered in St Andrew’s Square last night to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. The deaths of 49 people, brutally killed at the Pulse gay club on Sunday in what was the worst mass shooting is US history, shocked Scotland. Last night’s vigil in Edinburgh follows similar events held across ...

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