Tuesday , 20 August 2019

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Marco Biagi’s journey – becoming a proud and out MSP

Marco Biagi

In our last of exclusive pre-referendum video-interviews, we speak with out Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Central, Marco Biagi. He talks about his journey, coming out in the West of Scotland and making it eventually to Holyrood, enabling himself not only to live freely as a gay man but also help the LGBTI community of Scotland. Biagi is one ...

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Willie Bain: A No vote would strengthen devolution and LGBTI equality

Willie Bain

In an exclusive video-interview, Willie Bain, Scottish Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow North East says further devolution will help strengthen LGBTI equality across the UK and fight economic discrimination. Bain said: “Devolution has meant for many LGBT people, social and political rights and equality have been achieved. “Look at campaigns that have been achieved in ...

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Joe FitzPatrick: Independence an opportunity for a fairer Scotland

Joe FitzPatrick

In an exclusive video-interview, Scottish government minister, Joe FitzPatrick, talks about the prospects for Scotland’s independence and being one of its high profiled out gay men. FitzPatrick said: “I think the great … progress that Scotland has made, when I was appointed a minister, my sexuality was pretty irrelevant… That’s the kind of progress I hope we are going to ...

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Judith Fisher – A more equal society is possible, together

Judith Fisher

Out lesbian Scottish Glasgow Labour Councillor, Judith Fisher, speaks with KaleidoScot about her reasons for voting that Scotland stays within United Kingdom. I’ll be voting No on Thursday because we achieve more by working together for change. We have more in common with people in Liverpool or in Newcastle, than divides us.  We already manage our Health Service, Education and ...

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Further resignation from Church of Scotland over gay ordination

Church of Scotland

A Church of Scotland minister resigned his position to join congregation members who oppose the ordination of openly gay clergy, reported the Scotsman. Philip Hair, Minister of Holyrood Abbey Church, said that he would be leaving having been called by Holyrood Evangelical Church to become their first minister. Hair told the Scotsman: “It has been a honour and pleasure to ...

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Alex Salmond: Independent Scotland to herald a new era for equality

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond, the first Minister of Scotland has stated that he is delighted with a KaleidoScot poll that shows a majority of LGBTI Scots back independence. The First Minister said that the results reveals support for a fairer country and the recognition by LGBTI Scots that an independent country “will herald a new era for equality”. The LGBTI Independence poll ...

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KaleidoScot Poll: majority of LGBTI Scots back independence

Scotland_Yes_LGBT

An overwhelming majority of LGBTI Scots have backed independence in KaleidoScot’s exclusive Referendum Poll. With over 1000 people taking part, its the largest survey of LGBTI people during the Referendum campaign, 85% of the respondents have backed independence. KaleidoScot has been running a series of features and interviews in the final weeks of the campaign, including calls from MSP’s Drew ...

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Party leaders pledge LGBTI rights regarding Scotland’s referendum results

Scottish Referendum

Leaders of the main political parties in Scotland have outlined their party’s commitments to advancing LGBTI equality following each potential outcome of the Scottish Independence referendum. The leaders of the SNP, Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Scottish Green Party, and the Scottish Socialist Party, made the commitments in response to a letter from the Equality Network, seeking ...

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Drew Smith urges LGBTI Scots to vote to stay within the UK

Drew Smith MSP

In an exclusive video-interview Drew Smith MSP has urged Scotland’s LGBTI community to vote for remaining in the United Kingdom in the 18 September referendum as well as take part in KaleidoScot’s poll. Smith, who is the Scottish Labour’s Shadow Minister on Social Justice, said that by voting No “we can continue Scotland’s devolution journey, within the UK” not only ...

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Tarbert Church of Scotland split over gay ministers

Church of Scotland Tarbert

Almost half the congregation of the Church of Scotland in Tarbert on the isle of Harris has voted to leave over the church’s vote in favour of the ordination of gay ministers. Ninety-four members have decided to leave, while 131 voted to remain with the Church of Scotland, according to BBC Scotland. The Tarbert splinter group said it will now ...

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